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LOVING KINDNESS. MeditationThis meditative exercise can be a great way to get the girls to pause, breathe, …uncategorized7
Women in Science Showcase, , Introduce the girls to inspiring stories of women scientists from various fields. Then, provide them …arts-and-crafts inspiring-women stem
Craft a Positive Affirmation MirrorProvide each girl with a small mirror and various art supplies such as paper, markers, …uncategorized
Goal setting!, 1. Each girl should think of 3-5 goals (or more!) they would like to achieve …uncategorized arts-and-crafts
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What makes a good friend?·        Allows the girls to discuss with each other and the leaders ‘what makes a …uncategorized
Summer holiday goalsMaterials/ resources needed: • Pens/pencils • Paper • Jam jar for each girl • Craft …uncategorized
Recipe for friendshipComplete the recipe sheet below and then can come together and discuss each other’s recipes …uncategorized
Our interests…Give the girls around 10 minutes to write down their hobbies, interests, likes/dislikes etc. This …uncategorized
Empowerment circleThe girls can empower themselves and each other. An activity of positivity, reflection and empowerment …uncategorized
Curate an exhibitionTime: 1 or 2 hours / or 2 hours over 2 sessions. Materials: cardboard, paper, …uncategorized
Decorate your fears/worries  Time: 30 minutes Materials: paper, glittery pens if possible.   Write on a piece …uncategorized
Friendship tokensCreate a token for your friend (using salt dough and paint) Time: two sessions – …arts-and-crafts
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Programming a jam sandwich, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Adaptations If the group’s attention span is a bit shorter, or you are short on …, try-again new-things hopes-and-dreams stemgames group-challenge skill-based8-12 5-8 12-15food aspirations stem jobs coding practical programming it computers15-minutes 20-minutes3
Create your own PRIDE flag, , , , , , , , , , ,  speak-up proud friendships celebrationsissues relationships arts-and-crafts8-12 5-8 12-15self-esteem inclusion creative self-image pride20-minutes0
Create your own PRIDE t-shirt, , , , , , , , , ,  , speak-up proud celebrationsuncategorized8-12 12-15 16self-esteem inclusion fashion creative self-image pride tye-dye30-minutes 40-minutes0
What is PRIDE?, , , , , , , ,          speak-up proud celebrationsgroup-challenge8-12 12-15 16icebreaker self-esteem inclusion self-image pride10-minutes0
The PRIDE flag, , , , , , , ,          speak-up proud celebrationsgroup-challenge8-12 12-15 16icebreaker self-esteem inclusion self-image pride15-minutes0
Strike a pose, , , , , , , , , new-things friendshipsmusic-and-drama physical games warm-up-games8-12 5-8 12-15icebreaker icebreakers dancing memory-game10-minutes0
The name game, , , ,      proudgroup-challenge8-12 12-15self-esteem affirmations self-image friendships20-minutes0
The power pose, , , , , , ,  speak-up proud new-thingsphysical games happy-to-be-me8-12 5-8 12-15confidence youtube10-minutes0
Self-esteem jar, , , , ,    proud friendshipsissues arts-and-crafts8-12 12-15crafts self-esteem self-image20-minutes0
Confidence masks, , , , , ,    speak-up proudissues arts-and-crafts8-12 12-15crafts self-esteem masks self-image25-minutes0
Five online games, , , , , , , , , ,        , games group-challenge warm-up-games8-12 5-8 12-15games warm-up icebreaker check-in warm-down check-out zoom-games10-minutes 5-minutes0
Letter to my future self, , , , , , , , ,        proud hopes-and-dreamsissues relationships arts-and-crafts happy-to-be-me8-12 12-15planning self-esteem selfie craft aspirations15-minutes0
Vision board, , , , , , , , , ,      hopes-and-dreams new-things proudhappy-to-be-me issues group-challenge arts-and-crafts relationships12-15 8-12aspirations vision-board craft planning25-minutes0
Three stars and a wish, , , ,    proud hopes-and-dreamshappy-to-be-me8-12 12-15aspirations goals goal-setting15-minutes0
Say au revoir – check out, , , ,    , new-things friendshipsskill-based warm-up-games8-12 12-15community languages10-minutes 5-minutes0
Shake it off, , , , ,      try-againissues physical happy-to-be-me warm-up-games8-12 12-15fun dancing10-minutes0
Say bonjour – icebreaker, , , , ,    , new-things friendshipsskill-based warm-up-games8-12 12-15icebreaker community languages10-minutes 5-minutes0
Nature art challenge, ,   Instructionsnew-thingstrips-out arts-and-crafts8-12 5-8arts-and-crafts20-minutes0
At home aviation, , , , , , , ,  try-again new-things stemarts-and-crafts games stem8-12crafts science inspiring-women lockdown explorers30-minutes0
Make a compass, , , , , , The science bit The metal needle is made up of things called domains that are …try-again new-things stemarts-and-crafts stem8-12 5-8science engineering arts-and-crafts10-minutesvaried-cost
Loo roll bird feeder, , , , , , Focus Do some upcycling and nature-loving at the same time. These are really easy to …, speak-up new-thingsarts-and-crafts skill-based8-12 12-15science arts-and-crafts nature gardening30-minutes 45-minutes5
Tree of me, , , , , Focus An easy gardening project for those without gardens, that also boosts self esteem. Instructions …, proudarts-and-crafts skill-based8-12 12-15science arts-and-crafts nature gardening30-minutes 45-minutes5
Gardening under glass, , , , , , Focus With so many people living in urban environments with no or limited garden, closed …, new-thingsarts-and-crafts skill-based stem8-12 12-15science arts-and-crafts nature gardening30-minutes 45-minutes5
Robot hands, , , , , Focus The science and innovation of robotics has changed everyone’s lives.  Robotic arms are used in …new-things hopes-and-dreamsarts-and-crafts happy-to-be-me stem8-12science engineering arts-and-crafts30-minutesvaried-cost
The egg drop challenge, , , , , Focus This challenge incorporates parts of engineering we may not initially think of.  The main …try-again new-things stemarts-and-crafts stem8-12science engineering arts-and-crafts30-minutesvaried-cost
Storytelling walk, , , , , , Focus Exercise yourself and your imagination by going on a storytelling walk. Going on a storytelling walk …, , new-things friendshipsphysical games8-12 5-8wellbeing games lockdown outdoors10-minutes 15-minutes 5-minutes0
Seeing sounds, , , , , Focus Sound travels in waves which we cant see. Doing this activity you can see the vibration of sound.  So …new-thingsskill-based stem8-12 5-8science stem experiment experiments20-minutes0
Friendship letter exchange, , , , , , , , , , , , , , hopes-and-dreams friendshipsrelationships arts-and-crafts group-challenge skill-based8-12 12-15 16wellbeing friendship mental-health lockdown pen-pals30-minutes 1-hour 45-minutes3 2 5
A Jar of Smiles, , , , , , , , , , Focus Stress, sadness and frustration are very real feelings that everyone has sometimes. It’s ok …, proud try-again new-things hopes-and-dreamsissues relationships arts-and-crafts8-12 5-8 12-15wellbeing mental-health affirmations lockdown30-minutes0 varied-cost
Friendship bracelets, , , , , , Instructionsnew-things friendshipsarts-and-crafts8-12 5-8 12-15wellbeing mental-health arts-and-crafts stress-management20-minutes0
The laser maze, , , , , , , , Focus A fun active game that gets kids testing their agility and imagination., try-again new-thingsphysical games skill-based8-12 5-8fun flexibility lockdown spy codebreakers15-minutes 20-minutes0
Density tower, , , , , Focus Shock and delight your kids with the wonders of liquid density. Things you’ll need …, new-thingsskill-based stem8-12 5-8science stem experiment experiments15-minutes 20-minutes5
Solid, Liquid, Gas!, , , , , , , Focus This game introduces children to states of matter and how they come to be.new-thingsphysical games skill-based stem warm-up-games8-12 5-8science lockdown let-off-steam15-minutes0
Designing DNA, , , , , , Before you start Read our ‘Introduction to DNA’ fact sheet. (Parents – it will help …try-again new-things hopes-and-dreamsarts-and-crafts skill-based stem8-12crafts science dna30-minutes0
Port or starboard, , , , Focus This no resource game is a historic GFS favourite. It’s great for getting the …physical games warm-up-games8-12 5-8 12-1515-minutes0
A GFS vlog, , , , , , , Focus For International Day of the Girl 2019, we focused on the theme of amplifying …speak-up proud new-thingsmusic-and-drama group-challenge skill-based8-12 5-8 12-15 16full-session0
5 evaluation games, , , , , , , , , , games warm-up-games8-12 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, physical games group-challenge warm-up-games8-12 5-8 12-15 16games play communication challenge competition teamwork fun laugh flexibility agility10-minutes 20-minutes0
Marshmallow and spaghetti tower, , , , , , , , , , Focus This activity is a fun way to explore what is needed to make a …speak-up try-again new-things friendshipsrelationships 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   …physical games warm-up-games5-8games active running fun free shops shopping food
A girl or boy thing?, , , , , , , Focus This is a quick activity to raise awareness of gender stereotyping in our thinking.  Preparation …speak-up proud friendshipsissues physical games8-12 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 …physical games warm-up-games8-12 5-8 12-15environment recycling food-waste compost15-minutes0
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Free being me gallery, , , , , , , , , Focus The girls will understand that there is more to beauty and a person’s than …speak-up proud friendshipsissues arts-and-crafts 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 …speak-up proudissues arts-and-crafts 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 …speak-up proudissues arts-and-crafts 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 …proud friendshipsissues inspiring-women8-12self-esteem representation affirmations10-minutes0
Female stereotypes in the media, , , , , , , , , ,   Focus Girls will be familiarised with the concept of gender differences and stereotypes within …speak-up proud hopes-and-dreamsissues arts-and-crafts music-and-drama games inspiring-women12-15 7-11 5-7media representation women-in-the-media30-minutes0
Act it out game, , , , , , , ,   Focus Girls will be familiarised with the concept of gender differences and stereotypes within …speak-up proud hopes-and-dreamsissues music-and-drama games inspiring-women7-11 5-7media representation women-in-the-media10-minutes0
Flower crowns, , , ,     Preparation Buy all of the necessary materials Instructions Resources Ribbon, floral tape, scissors, …proudarts-and-crafts12-15 16 7-11creativity arts-and-crafts queens45-minutes20
The opinions game, , , , , , ,   Focus Girls will also be familiarised with the concept of opinions and how everyone …speak-up proud friendshipsissues skill-based7-11 5-7media representation women-in-the-media opinions20-minutes0
The whisper game, , , , , ,   Focus To understand how we can communicate messages through different channels. Preparation None Instructions …speak-up new-thingsissues games skill-based7-11 5-7media representation women-in-the-media5-minutes
Human table football, , , , , , , , , ,     Preparation Mark out the pitch, including goal lines and sides, and also the lines …try-again new-things friendshipsphysical games group-challenge12-15 7-11 5-7teamwork fun cooperation active-games football20-minutes0
Fluffer and Snowball, , , , , , , ,   Focus This activity helps the girls develop teamwork skills whilst having fun and being …speak-up proud hopes-and-dreamsissues group-challenge12-15 7-11gender storytelling stereotypes gender-stereotypes challenging-stereotypes20-minutes0
Hula hoop relay race, , , , , , , , ,   Focus This game is all about having fun and working together. Preparation All you’ll …try-again friendshipsphysical games group-challenge warm-up-games8-12 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 …try-again new-things friendshipsphysical games inspiring-women12-15 7-11 5-7active-games sports-day sport olympics1-hourvaried-cost
Election time, , , , , , ,   Focus Encourage girls in all sections to think about how Parliament, the government and …speak-up new-things hopes-and-dreamsissues skill-based12-15 7-11politics elections representation women-in-politics
GFS Rap, , , , , , , , , , ,   Focus This activity asks girls to think about vocabulary to describe GFS and to …speak-up proud new-things friendshipsmusic-and-drama group-challenge7-11 5-7fun music creative team-work rhymes describe arts30-minutes5
Music Around, , , , , , , , , ,   Focus This activity encourage girls to listen to each other. It also develops confidence …new-things friendshipsmusic-and-drama warm-up-games7-11 5-7confidence 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 …friendshipsphysical games warm-up-games12-15 7-11games fun group-activities15-minutes0
Affirmations, , , , , , , , , , , , , ,   Focus The aim of this activity is encourage positive affirmations, which have been shown …proud friendshipsissues relationships12-15 16 7-11crafts 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, …, proud hopes-and-dreamsarts-and-crafts12-15 16 7-11 5-7aspirations 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 …speak-up proud new-thingsarts-and-crafts12-15 16 7-11 5-7community creativity arts-and-crafts sustainability personal1-hour30
Toilet roll icebreaker, , , , , , , , , , ,   Focus This game gives participants the chance to get to know one another, break …proud friendshipsgames warm-up-games12-15 16 7-11confidence communication fun introductions conversation ice-breaker facts personality15-minutes2
Running games, , , , , , , , , , , ,   Focus These games will get everyone active and enjoying themselves. Preparation None. Instructions Resources …try-again friendshipsphysical games warm-up-games7-11 5-7active 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. …speak-up proud hopes-and-dreamsuncategorized arts-and-crafts12-15 16 7-11 5-7self-esteem confidence fun relationships feminism groups womens-day30-minutes2
The snake, , , , , , , , , , ,   Focus To build trust and cooperation within the group. This activity involves trust and …try-again new-thingsgames group-challenge warm-up-games7-11 5-7games active icebreaker feelings challenge fun trust puzzle10-minutes0
Storm, , , , , , , , , ,   Focus The aim of this activity is to create a whole group sound by …new-things friendshipsmusic-and-drama warm-up-games7-11 5-7icebreaker group game fun storm sound creative copy10-minutes0
Self-esteem and media images, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,   Focus This activity is a visual method of raising awareness of the influences which …speak-up proud new-things hopes-and-dreams friendshipsissues relationships12-15 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 …new-things friendshipsmusic-and-drama warm-up-games12-15 16 7-11games 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 …new-things friendshipsmusic-and-drama games group-challenge warm-up-games7-11 5-7group confidence game icebreakers communication creative imagination10-minutes0
Marie Curie, , , , , , , , , , , ,     Focus In this activity, the girls get to think about what it would …speak-up proud try-again new-things hopes-and-dreamsinspiring-women stem12-15 16 7-11crafts confidence challenge imagination art role-model45-minutes5
Emotion party, , , , , , , , , , , , ,   Focus The aim of this activity is to develop observational skills and build empathy …speak-up proud friendshipsissues relationships warm-up-games12-15 16 7-11play arrival feelings confidence game communication fun introductions30-minutes3
Intro circle, , , , , , , , ,   Focus The aim of this activity is to introduce the group to each other …friendshipsgames warm-up-games12-15 16 7-11games play arrival confidence icebreakers communication introductions15-minutes3
Gingerbread, , , , , , , , , ,   Focus The aim of this icebreaker is to encourage girls to consider what they …speak-up new-thingsissues arts-and-crafts warm-up-games12-15 7-11 5-7icebreaker planning programme reflection communication interests15-minutes1
Debate, , , , , , , , , , , , ,   Focus This is a structure for a group debate, including an ideal timescale. However, …speak-up proud new-things hopes-and-dreamsissues arts-and-crafts 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 …try-again new-thingsgroup-challenge warm-up-games7-11 5-7games active icebreaker confidence communication challenge teamwork fun5-minutes0
Magic box, , , , , , , , , ,   Focus To build observation skills through mime. Preparation None. Instructions Resources None.new-thingsissues music-and-drama games warm-up-games12-15 7-11 5-7crafts games icebreaker play communication fun15-minutes0
Compliments, , , , , , , , , , , ,   Focus This game is potentially life changing. It works best for groups that know …proud friendshipshappy-to-be-me inspiring-women12-15 16 7-11 5-7crafts respect reflection self-esteem confidence communication fun art0
The news, , , , , , , , , , , , , ,   Focus The aim of this activity is to build communication skills by developing short …speak-up proud new-things hopes-and-dreamsissues music-and-drama skill-based12-15 16 7-11reflection confidence communication teamwork reading creativity current-affairs writing1-hour5