As part of our ‘Love your Children’ series, we could think of no better subject than to celebrate them on Children’s Day. If you are keen to make this day, which falls on November 14 every year, special for your kids, then here are 5 great children’s day celebration ideas which you could follow.
1. Surprise Them With Cake and Treats
Every child - in fact every person - loves a good cake. Though it is prudent to avoid unhealthy foods on a daily basis, a special day like Children’s Day is a good time to offer sweet treats to your kids. Why not surprise them with a specially baked cake, cupcakes or other yummy goodies when they return from school? They are sure to jump with joy!
2. Engage Them in a Unique Activity
Children love to feel included in grown-up activities. So, why not let them take the lead on an activity which you can do together? Bake a cake, make a home movie, plant some trees or whatever other activity their heart desires. They will love the respect you give them by paying heed to what they want to do.
3. Organise an impromptu picnic
Imagine the delight on your little one’s face if you pick them up from school with a picnic basket and whisk them off on a fun family picnic. Here, you can indulge them in sweet treats and cakes, have them run around and play so they can burn off the sugar energy, and create some wonderful family memories while you are at it. In fact, you could even arrange a picnic playdate with the mothers of your children’s friends and include everyone in the plan. A fantastic children’s day celebration idea for sure!
4. Play board games or card games as a family
Before the advent of mobile phones and social media, playing board games and card games was an almost exclusive way for people to enjoy wholesome family time together. In fact, this is the reason why people rediscovered the joy of playing board games once again during the pandemic-induced lockdowns. With life getting back to normal, your children will appreciate the exclusive attention showered on them when you pick up these board games once again to play together as a family. You could make a game night out of it, by ordering their favourite foods for dinner, and unwinding with games before bedtime.
5. Write a letter or poem for them to cherish for years to come
The one thing every child truly cherishes are the messages, photographs and memories related to their childhood. So, why not write a heartfelt letter, poem or create a pictorial collage with personalised messages for your child? Yes, it will require a bit of effort on your part but the resultant happiness once your child receives this beautifully personalised gift will be worth it all. Many years later, when your child is grown up, imagine the joy they will feel upon rediscovering this gem created for them by their parents!
Apart from these 5 Children’s Day celebration ideas, if you have other ideas to share, do tell us in the comments below. We would love to hear from you. Till then, happy Children’s Day to your children and to the child within all of us!