UK island quiz

Includes: Indoors, Around the world

Activity time:
30 mins


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Learn more about this island nation

Test your knowledge of all the islands in the UK, and maybe plan a getaway!


  1. In groups, ask girls to look at a map of the British Isles and memorise as many islands or groups of islands as they can in, say, ten minutes.
  2. Now give each group a set of island name cards and an outline map. How many islands can they put in the correct location?
  3. Check your decisions against the true map.
  4. To take it further, have the girls guess which islands abroad are part of the Commonwealth and which are sovereign nations, or which islands were once part of the Commonwealth. When and how did they get their independence?

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

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2 adults needed