Well observed!

Includes: Indoors, Group games

Activity time:
< 10 mins


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What a card

This fun card game will boost concentration and observation skills.


  1. Ask the girls to sit on chairs in a circle. Give each girl a different card from a normal deck of cards.
  2. Shuffle the rest of the deck and pull a card from the top. Show the girls what is on it, but do not call out the suit being shown. If a girl has a card with the same suit as the one being shown, she will need to move one chair to the left. If there isn’t a spare chair she must sit on the person next to her.
  3. Draw another card and repeat. All girls whose suit is shown must move regardless of anyone sitting on them or under them.
  4. The girls continue to move around the circle until they get back to their original chair.

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

How many adults are needed?

Use this calculator to find out the ratio of girls to adults that is required for this activity

2 adults needed