This is the most important part of Children’s Day, and we need you to help us and get involved. Here are some ideas to show your support for Children’s Day.
Host your own Children’s Day event
You could do this at your own work or in partnership with a local Aboriginal organisation or community. Host a community morning tea or a BBQ, hold arts and craft sessions, cultural exchanges, concerts and performances, competitions, sporting days, games and activities, and so much more.
Here’s some more ideas:
- Arrange for kids at school or in child care to create their own paintings and artwork about the Children’s Day theme and display them for everyone to enjoy.
- Organise an open day or morning tea at work for people to bring their children
- Arrange for kids to do culturally relevant activities in services, school, child care, or at home.
- Hold a family fun day for foster and kinship carers and their foster children.
- Promote the achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people in your school or local community through young achiever awards.
- Organise a children’s picnic or activities in a local park.
- Bring Elders, families and their children together in your service or school for storytelling and cultural activities
- Have a flag raising ceremony with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags.
- Tell your local papers, radio and TV about why your services support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.
- Hold a fete or fund raising activity for children in your community.
- Organise sporting events or competitions for children and young people.
- Invite local leaders, politicians and Elders to spend some time at your service or school on Children’s Day.
Order Children’s Day bags
Each year SNAICC produces and distributes resources to help local communities and organisations celebrate the day. Last year SNAICC distributed over 10,000 Children’s Day celebration bags and other resources to support Children’s Day events across Australia.
Pledge a message of support and celebration
Send in a video or message of support and recognition wishing all Aboriginal and Islander children a happy Children’s Day.
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