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Handmade Christmas crackers, , , , , , , Focus Get in the Christmas spirit whilst avoiding plastic packaging and toys. Instructions Resources Wrapping …be-creative have-funarts-and-crafts christmas8-12 5-8 12-15arts-and-crafts christmas decorations christmas-crafts45-minutes15
A GFS vlog, , , , , , , , Focus For International Day of the Girl 2019, we focused on the theme of amplifying …happy-to-be-me be-creative have-funmusic-and-drama group-challenge skill-based happy-to-be-me8-12 5-8 12-15 16full-session0
Snowman mummies, , , , , , , , Focus Get in the Christmas spirit with this fun game for all ages. Instructions Resources …get-active have-funphysical games group-challenge christmas8-12 5-8 12-15games icebreakers christmas10-minutes5
Tissue paper holly wreathes, , , , , Focus Get in the Christmas spirit with these wall decorations. Instructions Resources Circular wreath cut …be-creative have-funarts-and-crafts christmas5-8arts-and-crafts christmas decorations christmas-crafts45-minutes15
Ho ho ho wall hangings, , , , , , , Focus Get in the Christmas spirit with these wall decorations Instructions Resources Thick cardboard (supermarket …be-creative have-funarts-and-crafts christmas8-12 12-15 16arts-and-crafts christmas decorations christmas-crafts45-minutes20
5 evaluation games, , , , , , , , , my-communitygames8-12 5-8 12-15games reflection evaluation group review feedback10-minutes 15-minutes 5-minutes0
Cereal box challenge, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Resources One empty cereal box and a pair of scissors, get-active have-funphysical games group-challenge8-12 5-8 12-15 16games play communication challenge competition teamwork fun laugh flexibility agility10-minutes 20-minutes0
Washing line – programme planning, , , , , my-community have-funarts-and-crafts group-challenge8-12planning programme teamwork30-minutes 45-minutes5
Marshmallow and spaghetti tower, , , , , , , , Focus This activity gives the girls and young women the chance to explore the importance …have-fun skills-for-liferelationships games group-challenge8-12 5-8icebreaker communication teamwork fun engineering30-minutes5
Shops Game, , , , , , , , , Focus This is a fun game that also encourages exercise and learning.   Instructions   …get-active have-funphysical games5-8games active running fun free shops shopping food
Job idol, , , , , , , , Focus ‘You cannot be what you cannot see’. Girls and young women need to see …, happy-to-be-me skills-for-lifeissues skill-based inspiring-women8-12 12-15 16aspirations jobs careers women-in-the-workplace45-minutes0 varied-cost
Warm up games, , Focus These games will get everyone active and enjoying themselves. Preparation None. Games Resources Newspaper.get-active have-funphysical games
Musical planets, , , , Focus This game is all about having fun and using up some energy.   Game …get-active have-funphysical games8-12 5-8fun active-games10-minutesvaried-cost
A girl or boy thing?, , , , , , Focus This is a quick activity to raise awareness of gender stereotyping in our thinking.  Preparation …happy-to-be-meissues physical games happy-to-be-me8-12 5-8gender stereotypes gender-stereotypes15-minutes0
Bat and moth game, , , , , , , Focus This game is great fun and an opportunity to teach girls about bats’ echo …have-fun skills-for-lifephysical games8-12 5-8 12-15environment recycling food-waste compost15-minutes0
Make a drinks bottle composter, , , , , , Focus This activity reminds girls of the importance of reducing waste and shows them a …have-fun skills-for-lifeissues arts-and-crafts8-12 5-8environment recycling food-waste compost30-minutes0
Self esteem – full session+, , , , , , , Focus The girls will explore the concept of the ‘perfect’ female body as presented to …happy-to-be-me be-creativeissues arts-and-crafts happy-to-be-me inspiring-women12-15 16self-esteem representation affirmationsfull-session0
Free being me gallery, , , , , , , , , Focus The girls will understand that there is more to beauty and a person’s than …happy-to-be-me be-creativeissues arts-and-crafts happy-to-be-me inspiring-women8-12self-esteem confidence beauty representation image self-image10-minutes0
Beauty around the world, , , , , , , , , Focus The girls will explore the concept of the ‘perfect’ female body as presented to …happy-to-be-me be-creativeissues arts-and-crafts happy-to-be-me inspiring-women8-12self-esteem confidence beauty representation image self-image10-minutes0
The princess list, , , , , , Focus The girls will explore the concept of the ‘perfect’ female body as presented to …happy-to-be-me be-creativeissues arts-and-crafts happy-to-be-me inspiring-women8-12self-esteem representation affirmations10-minutes0
Pot of gold, , , , , Focus Girls will be familiarised with the concept of gender differences and stereotypes within the …happy-to-be-me be-creativeissues happy-to-be-me inspiring-women8-12self-esteem representation affirmations10-minutes0
Our voices in the media – our media story, , , , Focus Girls will be familiarised with the concept of gender differences and stereotypes within the …happy-to-be-me my-community skills-for-lifeissues relationships8-12 12-1515-minutes0
Female stereotypes in the media, , , , , , , , , , , Focus Girls will be familiarised with the concept of gender differences and stereotypes within the …happy-to-be-me have-fun skills-for-lifeissues arts-and-crafts music-and-drama games happy-to-be-me inspiring-women8-12 5-8 12-15media representation women-in-the-media30-minutes0
Act it out game, , , , , , , , Focus Girls will be familiarised with the concept of gender differences and stereotypes within the …have-fun skills-for-lifeissues music-and-drama games happy-to-be-me inspiring-women8-12 5-8media representation women-in-the-media10-minutes0
Flower crowns, , , , ,   Preparation Buy all of the necessary materials Instructions Resources Ribbon, floral tape, scissors, selection …be-creative have-funarts-and-crafts8-12 12-15 16creativity arts-and-crafts queens45-minutes20
The opinions game, , , , , , Focus Girls will also be familiarised with the concept of opinions and how everyone has …have-fun skills-for-lifeissues skill-based8-12 5-8media representation women-in-the-media opinions20-minutes0
Sending a message, , , , , Focus To learn about various types of media and what they are used for.  Preparation …have-fun skills-for-lifeissues skill-based8-12 5-8media representation women-in-the-media20-minutes0
The whisper game, , , , , , Focus To understand how we can communicate messages through different channels. Preparation None Instructions   …have-fun skills-for-lifeissues games skill-based8-12 5-8media representation women-in-the-media5-minutes
Human table football, , , , , , , , ,   Preparation Mark out the pitch, including goal lines and sides, and also the lines the …get-active have-funphysical games group-challenge8-12 5-8 12-15teamwork fun cooperation active-games football20-minutes0
Fluffer and Snowball, , , , , , , Focus This activity helps the girls develop teamwork skills whilst having fun and being active. …happy-to-be-meissues group-challenge happy-to-be-me8-12 12-15gender storytelling stereotypes gender-stereotypes challenging-stereotypes20-minutes0
“How are you?” worksheets, , , , , , , , , Resources Download the “How Are You” Worksheethappy-to-be-me my-communityissues relationships8-12 5-8 12-15evaluation impact outcomes learning evaluate worksheet0
Hula hoop relay race, , , , , , , , Focus This game is all about having fun and working together. Preparation All you’ll need …get-active have-funphysical games group-challenge8-12 5-8 12-15teamwork fun cooperation active-games20-minutesvaried-cost
GFS Olympics, , , , , , Focus Young women will have increased knowledge about some famous female Olympians/Sportswomen through history whilst …get-active have-fununcategorized8-12 5-8 12-15active-games sports-day sport olympics1-hourvaried-cost
Election time, , , , , , , Focus Encourage girls in all sections to think about how Parliament, the government and politics …my-community skills-for-lifeuncategorized issues skill-based8-12 12-15politics elections representation women-in-politics
Staying Safe, , , , , , , , , , Focus This activity develops teamwork and leadership. The learning objectives are to identify certain types …, my-community skills-for-lifeissues12-15 16challenge learning issues creative gambling group-work social-media experiment research90-minutes multi-session5
The Dinner Party Plan, , , , , , , , , , , Focus This activity develops teamwork skills, confidence and increased social and communication skills. Preparation None. …be-creative skills-for-lifegames group-challenge8-12 12-15 16evaluation group fun food skills creativity imagine team-work30-minutes5
Family Party, , , , , , , , , , , , , Focus This can be a way to get to know the girls and young women’s …happy-to-be-me my-community skills-for-lifeskill-based happy-to-be-me8-12 12-15 16planning communication food community skills family creativity friends lifeskills2-3hoursvaried-cost
GFS Rap, , , , , , , , , Focus This activity asks girls to think about vocabulary to describe GFS and to form …be-creative have-funmusic-and-drama group-challenge8-12 5-8fun music creative team-work rhymes describe arts30-minutes5
Breaking the Mould, , , , , , , , , Focus The purpose of this activity is to explore what vocabulary the girls associate with …happy-to-be-meissues happy-to-be-me8-12 12-15evaluation issues gender relationships stereotypes thinking perception vocabulary20-minutes2
Love Versus Anger, , , , , , , , , Focus This activity helps the girls develop teamwork skills whilst having fun and being active. …get-activerelationships physical games8-12 12-15active group teamwork fun anger love teams15-minutes0
Music Around, , , , , , , , , Focus This activity encourage girls to listen to each other. It also develops confidence in …be-creative have-funmusic-and-drama8-12 5-8confidence teamwork music singing creativity actions harmony instruments15-minutes0
The Sun Shines On, , , , , Focus This game enables the girls to find commonalities within the group in a fun …get-active have-funphysical games8-12 12-15games fun group-activities15-minutes0
Affirmations, , , , , , , , , , , , , , Focus The aim of this activity is encourage positive affirmations, which have been shown to …happy-to-be-meissues relationships happy-to-be-me8-12 12-15 16crafts respect behaviour reflection feelings self-esteem confidence communication fun issues creative10-minutes0
Aspirational Me, , , , , , , , , Focus By creating a visual mood board the girls record hopes, dreams and goals, and …, happy-to-be-mearts-and-crafts happy-to-be-me8-12 12-15 16aspirations creativity arts-and-crafts dream hope plan achieve45-minutes5 10
Love My Area Shopping Bag, , , , , , , , Focus This activity helps girls to learn about, promote and feel proud of their locality. …my-community be-creativearts-and-crafts8-12 5-8 12-15 16community creativity arts-and-crafts sustainability personal1-hour30
Spoons, , , , , , , , , , Focus This game, which is a combination of Snap! and musical chairs, has no more …have-fungames8-12 5-8 12-15 16games fun intro starter fast-paced reaction reflexes competing10-minutes5
Toilet roll icebreaker, , , , , , , , , Focus This game gives participants the chance to get to know one another, break the …have-fungames8-12 12-15 16confidence communication fun introductions conversation ice-breaker facts personality15-minutes2
Guess who, , , , , , , , , , , , Focus This game gives participants the chance to get to know one another, break the …be-creative have-fungames group-challenge8-12 5-8confidence game fun music singing puzzle thinking ice-breaker guessing silly10-minutes0
Running games, , , , , , , , , , , Focus These games will get everyone active and enjoying themselves. Preparation None. Instructions Resources Newspaper.get-active have-funphysical games8-12 5-8active running teamwork fun listening intro fast-paced silly energy10-minutes0
International Women’s Day Special – Girls’ Puppets, , , , , , , , , , , , Focus Creating puppets is a great interactive activity you can do with the girls. These …happy-to-be-me my-communityuncategorized arts-and-crafts happy-to-be-me8-12 5-8 12-15 16self-esteem confidence fun relationships feminism groups womens-day30-minutes2
You Must Trust, , , , , , , Focus To encourage listening and observation skills within the group. Preparation None. Instructions Resources None.my-communityuncategorized8-12active game fun relationships trust blindfold groups unfamiliar10-minutes0
Word Circle, , , , , , , , , Focus To encourage listening and observation skills within the group. Preparation None. Instructions Resources None.have-fungames group-challenge8-12 5-8games icebreaker fun words actions quick team guess10-minutes0
The snake, , , , , , , , , Focus To build trust and cooperation within the group. This activity involves trust and touch …have-fungames group-challenge8-12 5-8games active icebreaker feelings challenge fun trust puzzle10-minutes0
The Mish!, , , , , , , , , , , Focus The aim of this activity is to build confidence. Preparation Set the scene by …have-fun skills-for-lifemusic-and-drama8-12 12-15 16games active play self-esteem confidence communication challenge teamwork fun1-hour0
Storm, , , , , , , , Focus The aim of this activity is to create a whole group sound by working …have-funmusic-and-drama8-12 5-8icebreaker group game fun storm sound creative copy10-minutes0
Staying safe, , , , , , , , , , , Focus This activity develops teamwork and leadership. The learning objectives are to identify certain types …, my-community skills-for-lifeissues relationships12-15 16challenge learning issues creative gambling group-work social-media experiment research90-minutes multi-session5
Snapshot, , , , , , , , , , , Focus The aim of this activity is to develop short scenes based on a photograph. …happy-to-be-me skills-for-lifeissues music-and-drama12-15 16respect behaviour feelings self-esteem confidence communication challenge issues alcohol30-minutes10
Self-esteem and media images, , , , , , , , , , , , , Focus This activity is a visual method of raising awareness of the influences which exist …happy-to-be-meissues relationships happy-to-be-me12-15 16respect reflection impact feelings self-esteem confidence resilience communication challenge teamwork art1-hour10
Prop box, , , , , , , , , , Focus The aim of this activity is for girls to be creative and work together …be-creative have-funmusic-and-drama8-12 12-15 16games active behaviour play evaluation confidence communication fun30-minutes20
Once upon a time, , , , , , , , , , Focus The aim of this activity is to develop a group story and promote working …be-creative have-funmusic-and-drama games group-challenge8-12 5-8group confidence game icebreakers communication creative imagination10-minutes0
Marie Curie, , , , , , Focus In this activity, the girls get to think about what it would be like …be-creativeinspiring-women8-12 5-8crafts confidence challenge imagination art role-model45-minutes5
Emotion party, , , , , , , , , , , , , Focus The aim of this activity is to develop observational skills and build empathy with …happy-to-be-me my-community skills-for-lifeissues relationships happy-to-be-me8-12 12-15 16play arrival feelings confidence game communication fun introductions30-minutes3
Conflict chain, , , , , , , , , , Focus The aim of this activity is to develop listening and conflict resolution skills and …happy-to-be-me skills-for-lifeissues relationships music-and-drama8-12 5-8 12-15 16respect reflection confidence resilience communication20-minutes0
Intro circle, , , , , , , , , , Focus The aim of this activity is to introduce the group to each other and …happy-to-be-me my-communitygames8-12 5-8 12-15 16games play arrival confidence icebreakers communication introductions15-minutes3
Group fall, , , , , , , Focus The aim of this activity is to build trust. Preparation None. Instructions Resources Soft …happy-to-be-me have-funrelationships group-challenge8-12 12-15 16games confidence teamwork trust15-minutes0
Gingerbread, , , , , , , , , Focus The aim of this icebreaker is to encourage girls to consider what they want …my-community be-creativeissues arts-and-crafts8-12 5-8 12-15icebreaker planning programme reflection communication interests15-minutes1
Different perspectives, , , , , , , , , , Focus The aim of this activity is to begin the exploration of gender roles. Preparation …happy-to-be-me my-communityissues music-and-drama inspiring-women8-12 12-15 16programme reflection impact confidence gender jobs45-minutes5
Debate, , , , , , , , , , Focus This is a structure for a group debate, including an ideal timescale. However, depending …my-community skills-for-lifeissues music-and-drama skill-based12-15 16rules feelings confidence communication challenge competition introductions30-minutes0
Co-op circle, , , , , , , , , Focus The aim of this activity is to create a group circle by working together. …get-active have-fungroup-challenge8-12 5-8games active icebreaker confidence communication challenge teamwork fun5-minutes0
Magic box, , , , , , , , Focus To build observation skills through mime. Preparation None. Instructions Resources None.have-funissues music-and-drama games8-12 5-8crafts games icebreaker play communication fun15-minutes0
Catching dreams, , , , , , , , , Focus This activity aims to encourage the girls to listen to what is being said …be-creativearts-and-crafts happy-to-be-me inspiring-women8-12 5-8 12-15 16crafts reflection feelings communication art10
Compliments, , , , , , , , , , , Focus This game is potentially life changing. It works best for groups that know each …happy-to-be-mehappy-to-be-me inspiring-women8-12 5-8 12-15 16crafts respect reflection self-esteem confidence communication fun art0
Banana surgery, , , , , , , , Focus Some things, e.g. relationships, trust and reputation, are easy to break but more difficult …happy-to-be-me have-funrelationships group-challenge skill-based8-12 5-8play communication teamwork fun food10
Machines, , , , , , , , , , , Focus To encourage girls to work together to achieve a common task. Preparation None. Instructions …get-active have-fungroup-challenge skill-based8-12 5-8games active play group communication challenge competition teamwork free15-minutes0
The news, , , , , , , , , , , , Focus The aim of this activity is to build communication skills by developing short news …happy-to-be-me my-communityissues music-and-drama skill-based8-12 12-15 16reflection confidence communication teamwork reading creativity current-affairs writing1-hour5
Park bench, , , , , , , , , , , , , , Focus The aim of this activity is to enable young people to resolve scenarios and …be-creative have-funissues relationships music-and-drama12-15 16respect reflection review self-esteem confidence communication challenge role-play issues conflict problem-solving45-minutes0
Rights and inequality, , , , , , Focus The aim of this activity is to develop awareness of human rights and issues …happy-to-be-me my-communityissues happy-to-be-me inspiring-women12-15 16inequality feminism womens-rights30-45-minutes5