Happy National Children’s Day!
This Sunday, June 8, is National Children’s Day, and it is a great time to celebrate the newest generation of little humans!
True Father said, “Before children, even the most cynical people throw down their usual masks and become capable of feeling the purity and love which all human beings seek.”
If you have kids, here are some suggestions for fun activities for you and your children to enjoy.
Whether you go out to the park or stay in to watch a movie or play a board game, any time spent with your children is quality time.
The great thing about board games is they can be fun AND educational. Want to create your own game? Click here for some how-tos. Maybe the winner of the game can choose a movie for your family to enjoy.
Or, create an art piece together. You could have your kids choose their favorite color of paint and put their handprints on a giant sheet of paper, or have everyone try to paint another family member in your own creative family portrait.
Cook a family meal where kids get to express their creativity. One good idea is to have a pizza-making party. The concept is simple: just as you would make a gingerbread house or decorate a cookie, gather ingredients from your local grocery store and get to work. Get some tomato sauce, cheese, vegetables, or whatever pizza topping you prefer.
Kids can configure the pizza into whatever shape they want. They can select their own toppings. And the best part— they get to enjoy their own creation when it’s done.
If you prefer to make something else, here are some other tips, tricks and recipe ideas for cooking with your kids.
Spread the Word
Even if you do not have children, there are ways you can get involved! The founder of the modern National Children’s Day in the United States, John Ross, is looking to spread the word about the holiday. “Yes, America needs Children’s Day. It’s simple, but needed!” says Ross, “There are many needs for today’s children… foster care, adoption, health care, protection from crime, education, spiritual/moral guidance, and most of all love by family and community. Children are a gift from God and they are our future.”
To learn more about National Children’s Day, and the movement to revive it in the country, visit the National Children’s Day website.
As Nelson Mandela said, “Children are our greatest treasure. They are our future.”