One of the most memorable days of the year for a child is Children’s Day, which is dedicated entirely to kids.
Why is Children’s Day Celebrated?
Children’s Day is celebrated on November 14th all over India. This signifies the birthday anniversary of Jawaharlal Nehru, as he was fond of children and was lovingly called Chacha Nehru by kids across the country. He always believed that children should be given the utmost love and affection, as nurturing them and raising them in the right way would determine the future of India. After all, they are the leaders of tomorrow!
As a parent, you probably want to plan something special and unique each year, which can be hard when you’re busy throughout the day. Don’t worry, we’re here to help! Here is a list of fun ways and activities to host on Children’s Day.
1. Attend special events
Children’s Day is a special day for kids. It’s like a combination of their birthdays, Christmas, and other celebrations. To celebrate this fun day, most malls, parks, and stores also have great events planned for children of all ages.
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3. Plan one day picnic
Celebrate this special day out with your kids with a good old-fashioned picnic, including kids’ beloved juices, sandwiches, a blanket, etc., at the amusement park. Everybody loves picnics, but Children’s Day picnics are all about family and spending time with your kids. You can make your children’s favourite food and center the picnic around them.
4. Disney party
Disney characters are an iconic part of most people’s childhood, so planning a Disney-themed party on Children’s Day will make your kids’ party special and fun. You can get themed Disney character costumes, decorations relating to Disney’s fairy tales, and even screen some popular Disney movies.
5. Treasure hunt
A treasure hunt is a perfect activity to enable children’s fun-loving and adventurous nature while keeping them occupied and entertained all through this day. Make the prize a Children’s Day-themed one to emphasize the special nature of the game for the day.
6. Pool games
A day at the pool on this Children’s Day can be the perfect recipe for lifelong memories. Add to that fun children’s pool games, and it is a recipe for an unforgettable day. Make sure you take a beach ball with you, so they can play games like water polo. You can also teach them Marco Polo and other fun pool games on this day to make it special.
Some of the best memories that can be made are those sunrises or sunsets over a mountaintop/river or lakeside. This is especially true with your kids. Take them out for an easy hike this Children’s Day and have a picnic at the top of the mountain or hill. Watch a sunrise or sunset at the peak before making your way back. Maybe, stop at a local restaurant and order some of your children’s favourite desserts.
8. Dance party
Dancing is fun; there is absolutely no doubt about that. A great and cheap way to celebrate Children’s Day is to clear up the furniture in your living room, put on some of your kid’s favourite songs, and dance it out with them all evening. Once they’re tired, finish the day with ice cream and their favourite foods to experience a truly magical bonding experience with your kids on one of their favourite days of the year.
9. Bake with them
Sometimes, being a part of the preparations is as special as the main event. Have your kids knead the dough with you, add some flavour, make some icing, and of course, have them taste the cookie/cake dough while you bake together. You can give them cookie cutters in different shapes, sprinkles, and other decoration items, and this will enhance their creativity. Once you’re done, sit with them and have a small party where you eat those special cookies.
10. Movie marathons
There are few things that kids enjoy more than a good movie. Organize a movie marathon for your kids, this Children’s Day, with a screening of their favourite movies, popcorn, and a blanket to cuddle under with them. These are the Children’s Day memories that last, and they are the ones that are the most special.
11. Visit a waterpark
Few things are as memorable as a family visit to the water park. Kids adore rides, ice cream, food, and shows at water parks. So, take them to an amusement park or a water park on this special day.
12. Pizza party
Your kids and their friends, as well as their family, can have a fun time bonding over pizza. Organize a pizza party by baking or ordering your children’s favourite pizzas. You can make the night a little extra special with a chocolate dessert pizza. Make sure the pizza is accompanied by games to make the night a bit extra special.
13. Paint party
Few things are as fun for kids as painting. This Children’s Day, get a lot of empty canvases and finger paints that are kid-friendly and let your children unleash their creativity. Make sure that you wash their hands clean after the night is done and put up their masterpieces on the fridge to appreciate for years to come.
14. Visit old-age/retirement homes
Apart from parents, children are most loved and pampered either by grandparents or old-age people. If your kids do not have grandparents, then you can visit retirement homes every Children’s Day. Old-age people love kids; they will feel loved and welcomed, and on the other hand, your kids will become more compassionate towards senior citizens. If your kids have grandparents, then you can simply visit them and spend a cheerful day with them.
Children’s Day is one of the best days of the year for kids. It should be filled with fun, excitement and joy. Make sure that this Children’s Day, the activities you plan are safe and unique. It is also worth remembering that making this day special doesn’t always have to be expensive. It just has to be special for your kids, so instead of buying them expensive gifts, a great way to spend the day would be doing activities like arts and crafts with them. Have a great, unique and special Children’s Day with your children.
Hope you like the above ideas? Would you try them out for the children? We’d love to know how you plan to celebrate with your children this time.
Wishing you all a Happy Children’s Day!