Theme: “Children have the right to meet with other children and young people and to join groups and organisations as long as this does not stop other people from enjoying their rights.”
From the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child- Article 15

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, 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