Children’s Week Event Ideas

Do you want to celebrate Children’s Week but aren’t sure what to do? See below for a range of different event ideas.

  • Host community displays promoting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
  • Organise a special family fun day for parents and children to enjoy
  • Make a time capsule on the theme of children or childhood.  Children can place memorabilia (poems, artwork, stories, photographs) in the time capsule to be reopened in the future
  • Hold a community forum for people to voice their ideas for improvements or achievements to the services for children offered in your area
  • Conduct workshops for parents, carers, professionals or organise speaker on topics related to the needs of children
  • Organise an incursion of interest to children.  Ask children’s views on who to invite ie. An entertainer, storyteller or guest speaker
  • Arrange the painting of a wall mural in your community
  • Establish a children’s hall of fame to be displayed during Children’s Week
  • Hold a photographic exhibition or competition at your local shopping centre around a theme related to childhood
  • Organise a Mini Olympics event
  • Table-top Olympics – Board Games, Trivia Challenge and Quiz Day
  • Hold a special Children’s Week morning tea for mums, dads, grandparents, volunteers, children to enjoy
  • Organise a Healthy Breakfast Day or Keep Fit Day
  • ‘Open House Day’ – an opportunity to invite the community to see what you are doing for children and young people
  • Displays of children’s work e.g. Art – Craft – Writing – Poetry – Drama – Dance
  • ‘Thank You’ Days – invite volunteers, senior citizens, parents
  • Good Deed Day Awards
  • Organise excursion to local attractions
  • Create posters highlighting the needs and contributions of children and young people
  • International Food Day
  • Adopt a Buddy Day – e.g. between Playgroup, Preschool, Primary, Secondary
  • Special School Assembly about Children’s Week, invite Fairy Queen Caroline as the Ambassador
  • Cultural Sharing Day
  • Caring for our space in the world – Clean Up Day
  • Build a poetry TREE – poem leaves on theme ‘Celebrating Children’
  • Hobby promotion and ‘Sharing your Hobby’ Day
  • World Games – see ‘Life Be In It’ website http://www.lifebeinit.org/
  • Debate the list of things we think are essential to our survival
  • Organise a talent quest – celebrate the different things people are good at
  • Plant a garden with help from friends