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India | World Thinking Day Ideas

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Troop 31411 from Discovery Bay, CA made their own Saris to display their study of India for World Thinking Day 2015.

Indian has had profound influence across the world. Hinduism and Buddhism (which originated in India) are the world’s third and fourth-largest religions, with more than 2 billion followers.

Fun Fact: India produces more movies and sells more movie tickets than any other nation. Bollywood is the informal name given to the popular Mumbai-based film industry.

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Girl Scouts who choose India for a Thinking Day event should take cues from Indian wedding celebrations in order to create a truly festive affair. Even today, most Indian marriages are arranged by parents or trusted family members who put a great deal of effort and money into elaborate decorations, elegant costumes and abundant food.

For Thinking Day costumes, Girl Scout troops can make no-sew Indian Sari costumes with just a few yards of fabric and a fitted t-shirt. To complete the look, add large gold jewelry and a Bindi (a dot worn on the forehead).

A unique Thinking Day activity to represent India would be to have a group yoga class.

Craft ideas including making an India rainbow loop bracelet with elephant charm, “INDIA” letter beads and elastic bands of orange, white and green- like the flag of India. Girls could also make an India elephant or India bell SWAPs.

If each country is serving popular ethnic food for Thinking Day, girls might turn up their noses at the scent of curry in many Indian dishes. More kid-friendly Indian food ideas are naan (flatbread) and raita which is made of plain yogurt mixed with mint and cucumbers. Something else that would be easy to prepare for Thinking Day is lassi- a yogurt and fruit drink, like a smoothie.