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The Guiding Manual is now part of the Girlguiding website - here's how to find what you need for everyday guiding. You know exercise is good for you, but do you know how good? No matter what age you are, find out how regular physical activity can improve your life. Browse by county to start getting active in a place near you. With information on local amenities, outdoor activities and indoor venues, you'll find everything you need to know before you go! Information and resources that are relevant to you in your role as Commissioner. Explore our resource library to find unit forms, marketing materials, merchandise and information about our brand. The Senior Section is all about looking wider, taking charge and expanding your horizons. Our annual flagship survey into the lives of girls and young women in the UK. For girls aged 5-7, our Rainbows section is all about learning by doing and having fun. Question: What has the biggest impact on your health?. 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We give girls and young women a voice so they can speak out on the issues that matter to them and make change happen. Find out what it's like to work for Girlguiding - and see our current vacancies. 'Our Rainbows all participated and enjoyed the activities, building confidence in even the shyest girl.'– Rainbow leader who tested activities. Genius tip: See more "professional" conversation starters here. Tic-Tac Toe Trivia– Compose a list of 10 to 15 themed trivia questions. Divide the group into two teams. As a question is asked, each team provides an agreed-upon answer. If correct, they put an X or an O on the Tic-Tac Toe board. If incorrect, the question is posed to the other team. Silly Quiz - Take a silly online quiz and share your outcome or put it on your nametag. Examples: Which Harry Potter wizarding house are you? Which Walking Dead character are you? Which Divergent group are you? Email me when new comments are made to this page. Quirky Talent– Channel your inner 9-year-old self. People say their names and fill in the blank to the following sentence: "I am an expert _________." It's funnier if you encourage them to say quirky talents. Example: I am an expert speed speller, typist, candy bar eater, cartoon picture doodler, video gamer, casserole baker, parallel parker, dog pooper-scooper, cat whisperer. Names can be Biblical, celebrities or local personalities. Variation for a singles function or dinner party: put ½ of a famous couple on each index card. Everyone needs to find his match. Favorite App - Get out your phones and show your favorite "unique" app to the group. Excluded: weather, news, messaging and email. Who Am I - Write famous names on index cards and tape one to each person's back, reminding them not to look. Mill about the room and ask yes or no questions to figure out who you are. Pick a Side– Inspired from popular apps like "This or That" or "Would You Rather," come up with a list of personal preference choices suited to your group. Examples: pie or cake, sales or customer support, extrovert or introvert, white Christmas lights or multi-colored Christmas lights, Saturday night or Sunday morning, TEENgarteners or high school students. Put everyone in the center of the room and point to a different side of the room as you announce each choice. Folks move back and forth across the room, based on their personal preferences. Allow time for chatting and mingling. Think Fast! - Each person writes down 10 adjectives about herself in 30 seconds. Go around the room and read them aloud rapid-fire. Memory Name Game– Each person says his first name with an adjective in front of it. At the end of the intros, ask a few brave souls to go around the room and attempt to remember each person's adjective-name combo. Example: Energetic Emily, Celestial Celeste. Personal Scavenger Hunt– Write three qualities or life accomplishments on sheets of paper, making them all different. Distribute one to each person. Everyone has to mingle and put someone's name by each of the three items. Example: 1.) This person is going to use their passport within the next six months. 2.) This person is a New York Giants fan. 3.) This person would rather read a book than go out for the evening. Share results. Paper Airplane - Each person writes a quick, anonymous intro on a piece of paper. Walk everyone through making a paper airplane out of the paper, then throw the airplanes across the room. Folks go pick up an airplane (not their own) and read the intro to the class. Everyone has to guess who it is. Crossword puzzle– Using a large piece of paper, whiteboard or smart board, spontaneously come up with a crossword puzzle of everyone's first name. The "questions" for the crossword puzzle are specific to each person. Example 1.) Across– Has four TEENren. 2.) Across– From Alaska. Erase answers and spend five minutes at the end, filling it back in. Awkward Family Photo– Inspired by the "Awkward Family Photo" website, email everyone ahead of time and ask them to bring a funny photo or baby picture. Hang them up on the board or on a poster as people arrive, with names underneath. Vote on the funniest one, and that person gets a prize for not only being brave but also for remembering to bring the picture! Resources / Groups & Clubs / 25 Icebreaker Activities for Adults. Emily Mathias is a freelance writer living in Charlotte, N.C. I absolutely LOVE your site. I am a home room mom, prayer coordinator, on the board of a volunteer group, soccer mom, etc. and this makes my life soooo easy. I would gladly pay and can't believe you do this for free. Seasonal Intro– As people introduce themselves, ask if they prefer summer, spring, fall or winter— and why. The answer is a window into the human psyche. Don't Say that Word - Give each group member a single beaded necklace, lei or sticker upon entering the room. Explain that a particular word, such as "yes," or "no," is forbidden. When you hear another person say the word, you can claim the person's necklace/lei/sticker. The idea is for one person to collect as many as he can. Names can be Biblical, celebrities or local personalities. Variation for a singles function or dinner party: put ½ of a famous couple on each index card. Everyone needs to find his match. Variation for a social function: Write it under their name on a nametag or on an index card taped to their shirt. Think Fast! - Each person writes down 10 adjectives about herself in 30 seconds. Go around the room and read them aloud rapid-fire. After the few minutes are up, have each student pass the handout to another student (not the handout's owner, yet). Encourage the students to complete whichever sentence stem calls to them, whether another student has completed it or not. A few of these activities are listed and described below, but don't feel constrained by this list if none of them "grab" you– get to Googling and find a kindness activity that speaks to you!. A quick Google search will reveal dozens, if not hundreds, of kindness activities that you can put to use with TEENren and students. The Positive Psychology toolkit is a science-based, online platform containing 200+ exercises, activities, interventions, questionnaires, assessments and scales. I certainly don't intend to tell you that the two traits I am about to discuss are the most important, but it could be argued that these two traits are among those most in need of encouragement in young people. Many assume that they will develop naturally in TEENren, so any extra time spent encouraging them is time that could be better spent on studying math, practicing the piano, or playing basketball. Optimism & Mindset " 40 Kindness Activities & Empathy Worksheets for Students and Adults. Encourage the TEENs to be creative with their "good thing," but if they're having trouble coming up with something, assure them that the good thing can be as small as eating something they liked for dinner last night or for breakfast this morning. Let the other person know that you're listening– for example, by shaking your head. You can give students a set amount of time to contribute to the box, then distribute the notes to their intended recipients at the end of that period (could be the last class before winter break or summer vacation). What do you think are the most important traits to encourage in a TEEN's development?. This activity can be a great way to end the day. In just a few minutes at the end of class, you can boost everyone's mood, give students a chance to publicly appreciate one another, and send everyone home riding a wave of positivity and kindness. You can open up the box every few days and read all the notes to the class. After asking this question, you can instruct students to turn and talk to their neighbor, share with the whole class or both. than talking, this is a similar activity that can get everyone in a more positive mood. Given the nature of this activity, it will only be suitable for classes where everyone has at least some writing ability– if you have a classroom of preschoolers, you may want to stick to the previous activity! Another activity that can help students practice their writing and inject a little positivity into the classroom is the Appreciation Box (Alber, 2017). You have a couple of options when it comes to reading the notes of appreciation:. Make sure to leave plenty of room for students to finish these sentences, especially if they are mostly new writers. Instruct each student to turn to one of their neighbors and tell him or her something good; specifically, have them finish one of these positive talking stems (Alber, 2017):. This fun and easy activity will encourage your students to help one another. You can take out a few notes and read them to the class every day (early in the day to encourage positivity in the classroom or late in the day to make sure you end on a positive note). and feelings that we'd rather not have; however, this reminder can be especially helpful for teenagers, who are likely dealing with more intense and. Whatever terminology you choose, the activity is the same– each student will work with their buddy and turn to their buddy first for whatever they need help with.