Indoor Event Ideas – Children’s Week 2020

Children’s Week is a national week long celebration, promoting the rights of the child. While 2020 may look a little different –  connection and community have never been so important!

Celebrate this years theme, “Children have the right to choose their own friends and connect with others,” by hosting an engaging indoor activity for the whole family to enjoy. Best of all? These ideas won’t break the bank! 

Movie day

Turn on the telly, choose a fun family favourite and host a movie day at home! Get into the cinema spirit by creating home-made tickets and serving some healthy and delicious snacks to munch and crunch on while you watch. Try roasted chickpeas, homemade popcorn, kale chips or carrots and dips. For some mouth-watering food inspiration, check out

Tunes for Tots!

Tear up the dance floor and get those bodies boogieing! Dancing promotes the exploration of body movements, interpretation of rhythm and can be a great vehicle for children to express themselves. Encourage your child to invite over some friends and choose a kid-friendly playlist for an afternoon of jumping and jiving.

Upcycle Craft Day

Hold a craft day and encourage all children to bring recycled materials from home. Abundant, affordable and sustainable, found objects are a wonderful tool for imaginative and creative play.

Visit a museum

Museums offer a wonderful environment for children to learn, discover and explore. Check out this list of fantastic list of museums in Western Australia or discover world famous exhibits from home by going on a virtual tour!

Children’s Week Book Project

Whip out the pen and paper, grab the kids and get those creative juices flowing with our first ever Children’s Week Book Project.

Compiling the voices and illustrations of Western Australian children, this state-wide collaborative project invites kids aged 0-12 years to become part of the Children’s Week narrative.

Guided by Western Australian Children’s Author and Illustrator, Briony Stewart, entries from each region and age group will be selected and assembled into a professional, published Children’s Week Story – perfect for the budding writer in your life!

To enter, download the Story Pack, fill in the blanks and draw a picture to accompany the corresponding page. It’s that simple!

This activity is proudly funded by Lotterywest and Healthway. For more information on Children’s Week, check the Children’s Week WA website.


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