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South American Countries | Ideas for Thinking Day*

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Fun facts to help get your troop started on a Thinking Day* or International project for a country in South America. MakingFriends®.com has ideas and products to help make your celebration a success.


Event Supplies

Swapping Pins for Every Country

More Thinking Day* Swapping pins




Free Printables

Printable Fact Cards

Mini Post Card Tags for Swapping Pins

Ideas from our Readers

Brazil Patch
2″ Embroidered, Iron-on


Mexico Patch
2″ Embroidered, Iron-on


Costa Rica Fun Patch
Costa Rica Patch
2″ Embroidered, Iron-on


Troops that choose a South American country for their booth may want to practice a few Spanish phrases, as it is the main language everywhere except Brazil where Portuguese is the national language and Surinam where the official language is Dutch. Many South Americans also speak English as a second language.

When planning South American food for your event, keep in mind that tropical fruits, corn, grilled beef and fresh fish are plentiful. Llama, sheep and Guinea pig are also popular meat in some South American countries- though perhaps not appropriate snacks for your event.

Popular South American costumes include ruffled blouses, wide flaring skirts, colorful woven shawls.

Fun Facts: South America’s rain forests are some of the wettest places on the earth and the Atacama desert in Chile is considered the driest. This continent also boasts the world’s highest waterfall (Angel Falls), the largest river (Amazon) and tallest mountain range (Andes).

See our separate Thinking Day* pages for these countries in and around South America:

We also have swapping pins, crafts and trading cards for these countries in and around South America:

  • Argentina
  • Bolivia
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Guatemala (Central America)
  • Guyana
  • Panama (Central America)
  • Peru
  • Suriname
  • Uruguay (not a WAGGGS  member)
  • Venezuela

MakingFriends®.com has ideas and products to help make your celebration a success.