Advocacy Wands

Age Range: All ages
Time Required: 20 minutes
Fundamental: Service

What changes would you like to see in the world to make it a better place?

Materials Needed

  • Using the Global Goals (GG) girls identify what they would like to see changed in the world to make it a better place. Global Goals Chart link https://girlguidesnswact.sharepoint.com/GlobalGoalsChart
  • Funny Foam or recycled cardboard for a cereal box or similar
  • Star templates
  • Pencils
  • Pop sticks
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Textas
  • Stickers

Instructions

  1. Using the Global Goals (GG) girls identify what they would like to see changed in the world to make it a better place.
  2. Using a pencil & star template they trace a star on to the funny foam or card and cut it out.
  3. Then glue it on the top of the pop stick to make a wand.
  4. Using the foam off cuts, shapes & textas decorate the front of the star to represent the GG (a little building as a school for Education opens doors for Girls & Boys or sea creatures for clean water).
  5. Then turn the wand over & write what small change they are willing to make to help this GG come true. (Buy books for a library or always pick up rubbish near water way).
  6. Discuss how they can make changes at home, school and in the community.

As a Girl Guide, How Can I Lead This Activity?

This is a great activity towards an Advocacy badge.
Use this activity at school.

As a Unit Leader, How Can I Make This Activity Girl Led?

Use this activity as a practical tool to follow a discussion about what is important to their girls.

As a Unit, how can we make sure everyone is included?

Give everyone an opportunity to display and explain their wands.

Follow Up Questions and Reflections

What can we do differently next time?
What other activities could you do with your new skills?
How did it make you feel?
What did you like or dislike?
What did you learn?

Activity source and acknowledgements

Contributed by Felina French.



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