Activities

With Girlguiding units currently closed following Government advice, we need to find new ways to communicate and keep in touch. Our County Facebook page is a resource for everyone linked to Guiding: parents (and their daughters) as well as leaders. We aim to provide information, ongoing news and activities on Facebook but will also add these activities for you and your daughter to do together at home on this page so please keep checking this page for updates on activities to do as well as Girlguiding webpage for adventures at home.

Let’s Spread Some Joy

Create a picture and colour in to display in your window.  Suggestions for each week below or print off this Guiding Light picture to colour in.

Please remember to keep a safe distance from anyone else if you do go for a walk. Stay safe:

w/c 30 March – Sunshine

w/c 6 April – Easter

w/c 13 April – Animals

w/c 20 April – Flowers

w/c 27 April – Smiley Faces

Join the Great Girlguiding Story-Along 

Fancy yourself as the next J.K. Rowling? Children can fill in the gaps below to create their own exciting story adventures to share with friends, family or their unit.  Use the sentence below to start your story, and see where your imagination takes you…

There once was a ___ who ___. Suddenly ___ but then ____. 

How about drawing pictures to illustrate your story? Don’t forget to give your story a title… you could even design a book cover!

Activities you could do at home in the garden

The Hertfordshire Wildlife Trust have some great ideas to do in the garden from creating bee hotels to creating container gardens for wildlife.  Please check out their website.

Share some positivity!

Ask children to leave three positive notes around the home to brighten someone’s day. How about a joke, a funny face and an inspirational quote?

Sew your badges

Lots of us have got more time on our hands – so why not use them and sew your badges onto something? How many of you have badges waiting to be sewn onto your gilet, sash, uniform or camp blanket? Can you learn to sew them on yourself? Ask a grown up for help and learn a new skill.

Have fun with emojis 🙂

What film titles can you depict using just emojis? Probably everyone can guess ❄️⛄️👭🏰

How about making a Ladybird book mark?

Did you know that in Ireland Rainbows are called Ladybirds? And a Ladybird leader is called Coccinella? Follow this link to find out more.

A-Z Scavenger Hunt

Make a list from A to Z. Can you can find things around your home beginning with every letter of the alphabet?. Which letters were the most difficult? What were the funniest things you found?
Share your weird and wonderful findings with your friends!

Keep a Journal

This activity is most suitable for Rangers, Guides and older Brownies. We are living in a time of enormous change and uncertainty. Maybe this will open up conversations where girls can share their observations and feelings about what they are experiencing?

Rainbows for Nightingale
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UPDATE from NHS Nightingale London official Twitter:

Unfortunately, a fake Facebook account has been set up for the Nightingale Hospital London asking people to share rainbow pictures. Please be aware of misinformation and only get your information from trusted sources, like
www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ We love that so many of you have shared your amazing rainbow pictures, but please don’t send them in the post. We’re working on a way to receive them, but for now please share using #RainbowsForNightingale Source: https://twitter.com/NightingaleL…/status/1245402097035681794

Make your Promise in Makaton

Here is a great activity for all sections to try. How many of us will be able to make our promise in Makaton when we meet again? Makaton is a language programme that uses signs and symbols. Anyone can practise making the Makaton promise (even if you’ve already made yours!). 🤚 See more instructions and videos: https://bit.ly/2xHZ0Lj

Start a Gratitude Book today

Keep adding to it each week. This will be a useful reminder of all the things you are thankful for, to look through when you are feeling down.  In difficult times, it’s important to remember the positives. Take a photo or draw a picture of five things you’re thankful for and put them all together to create a Gratitude book.