5 winter warmer ideas

Embrace the cold dark evenings with these fun and warming activities

4 Jan 2018

The Christmas holidays might be over and the weather looking grey, but there’s plenty to look forward to as a new term of guiding begins

We know that planning activities with your girls is a great way to get them excited for the year ahead – and keep them in guiding for longer!

So what are you waiting for? If you still have a few gaps to fill, take inspiration from these five winter warmer activities (and pick up fun facts to impress girls with along the way).

1. Dance to carnival beats

Channel the sunshine, sparkle and beats of the world famous Rio Carnival, which takes place from 9-14 February. Celebrate by putting on your dancing shoes or trying samba drumming - you’ll be feeling the heat in no time.


2. Keep dry with arty umbrellas

Decorate umbrellas and put them to the test in the rain. You could turn a white umbrella into a stripy zebra, or a green one into a googly eyed frog – the (rainy) sky’s the limit.


3. Stay warm with a campfire

Sometimes the oldies are the best! Hold a traditional campfire complete with toasting marshmallows, singing songs and playing games while keeping warm and cosy around the fire.


4. Take inspiration from the Winter Olympics

From 9-25 February the Winter Olympics skis, slides and glides into South Korea. Get involved closer to home by going ice skating, trying your hand at snow sports or - if there’s no snow in sight - try grass sledging instead.


5. Light up the darkness

Make the dark evenings a little lighter by creating your own lamps and lights. Take the lemon lamp challenge, make a light fountain or learn how light is refracted – all fun ways to bring science into your meetings too. 


And it's not too early to start thinking about summer...

If you’ve already got some fun, tried-and-tested activities planned in for the summer term, we’d love to hear them. Let us know your ideas on Facebook  or Twitter and you might get featured on our website!