Origami race – who’s the quickest?

  1. Print out or watch these origami tutorials – everything from animals to ice cream cones.
  2. Make sure everyone has practised making the shape decided on, then start racing! You could throw paper aeroplanes/birds and see whose can fly the longest distance or you could make paper boats and float them in a paddling pool or pond.
  3. Once everyone is practised at making the shape, you can run these races with very little preparation whenever there are five minutes to fill. You could start recording the quickest times to put on a leader board.

Encourage the girls to think of ways to use the origami once they’ve made it, perhaps as decorations.