Tops or tails

Includes: Indoors, Outdoors, Girls in the lead

Activity time:
< 10 mins


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Voting is the 'tops'

One choice is 'tops' the other 'tails' - let girls have their say.


  1. Name one option ‘tops’ and the other ‘tails’.
  2. Ask the girls to stand up and vote by putting their hands either on their heads (tops) or their hips (tails).
  3. Count the votes and announce the winning choice.
  4. Adapt it by making it a secret vote. Ask everyone to close their eyes so girls will be less influenced by their friends.

An alternative is to ask girls to clap or stamp when you read out their favourite idea. The idea with the loudest response wins.

Section Number of girls per adult
Rainbows 5
Brownies 8
Guides 12

How many adults are needed?

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2 adults needed