2019 Theme: “The right of the child to good quality health care- the best health care possible – to safe drinking water, nutritious food, a clean and safe environment and information to help them stay healthy. Rich countries should help poor countries achieve this.”
From the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child- Article 24.

Are you considering organising an event to celebrate children and need some ideas on the type of event to hold?  Maybe these suggestions will help.

  • Launch a book on poetry or short prose, written by local children.  This could then be sold to raise funds for the local library to buy more children’s books
  • Make a time capsule on the theme of children or childhood.  Get children to place memorabilia (poems, artwork, stories, photographs) in the time capsule to be reopened in 20 years
  • On Universal Children’s Day, Wednesday 23 October, dress in blue and raise funds to support the work of UNICEF.
  • Special School Assembly about Children’s Week and World Teachers Day. Joint activity with your class and the local library
  • Conduct workshops for parents, carers, professionals or organise speaker on topics related to the needs of children
  • Organise community displays promoting your organisation’s services to children
  • Hold a debate about current issues related to children and discuss what your organisation does or can do for children
  • Organise a Healthy Breakfast Day or Keep Fit Day
  • Hold a community forum for people to voice their ideas for improvements to the services for children offered in your area
  • Hold a photographic exhibition or competition at your local shopping centre around a theme related to childhood
  • Organise a special family fun day for parents and children to enjoy
  • Ask children to draw colourful posters of their family having fun together
  • Organise a teddy bears picnic
  • World Games – see ‘Life Be in it’ website
  • Community displays promoting your organisation’s services to children
  • Hold a special Children’s Week morning tea for mums, dads, grandparents, carers and children to enjoy
  • Displays of children’s work e.g. Art – Craft – Writing – Poetry – Drama – Dance
  • ‘Thank You’ Days – invite volunteers, senior citizens, parents/carers
  • Create posters highlighting the needs and contributions of children and young people
  • Cultural Sharing Day