Take part in a game or activity using eight compass points
Compass for each Six
- Copy of Toadstool template (attached file) for each Brownie
- Pencil for each Brownie
- Colours for colouring in picture
Wedding Compass Story
- 8 Pieces of paper to mark out the 8 compass points
To teach the Brownies about the importance of knowing the different
points on a compass.
Give each Six a compass and get them to look at all the different points on the compass and find the 8 compass points i.e. North, South, East, West, North East, North West, South East, South West. Then get each Six to follow a set of instructions, e.g. start on compass point North, take two steps to the East etc. If they follow the instructions correctly they should all finish at the same point/follow the same pattern.
Now that the Brownies are familiar with the 8 compass points, give each Brownie a copy of the grid on the opposite page. You may wish to cut out the heading as this gives them an idea of the picture. Explain that they are going to draw a picture by following the instructions. When they are finished you can compare – some Brownies may wish to try again if they went wrong.
You can also play the Wedding Compass Story (provided in attached file)
Get your 8 pieces of paper and mark out the 8 compass points.
(N, S, E, W, NW, NE, SE, SW)
Ask your Brownies to sit in a circle, either on chairs or on marked spots on the floor. Divide the circle into 8 distinct sections: (N, S, E, W, NW, NE, SE, SW).
When their section is called the Brownies stand up, turn around and sit down. When the story teller says “world” each player moves clockwise 1 chair or place. Each player must note which compass section they are now in.