Children’s Day – the birth anniversary of Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, is celebrated all across India on 14th November. When I was a kid, we used to celebrate this day in our school. There used to be a grand celebration in our school; a fair would be organized each year and it will have various stalls of food items, games, etc. Using coupons to purchase the items we want was a great fun. Our parents would also attend the fair and meeting and greeting friends’ parents used to be quite amusing. That’s how this day was celebrated during our childhood days. But now things are different; today’s parents are more involved with their kids and leave no chance to celebrate any occasion with them.
Here are 5 ideas to celebrate this Children’s Day with kids and make their special day even more memorable:
#1 Plan a Playdate for your child
Playdates offer immense benefits for your children. Your child gets to interact with another child and engage in confidence building. It also gives your child a chance to develop his or her social skills, build self-esteem, get an idea of how families are alike and different, and learn how to welcome others into his or her home. Playdates may also provide parents with chances to build relationships with other parents of similar-aged children. So, it is a win-win situation for both parents and children. There’s no better day than Children’s Day to make your and others’ children feel special.
#2 Organize a family trip
Going on a trip with family is the best way to create long-lasting memories for life. You get to spend some uninterrupted time together and explore new things/places all along. Take them to educational places like museum, or a fun place, like theme park/zoo. Let them walk around and fire up their imagination. Become equally interested in them and answer all their queries. After all, it is their day!
#3 Make some Children’s Day Treats
Instead of taking them out to some restaurant, go for a healthy & nutritious meal at home. You can choose to take your kid’s help in cooking with you. What a great way to teach them one of the important things in life! Cooking is an art and you never know if this turn out to be your child’s interest and later passion. Let them decide what they would like to cook; this way they would become more interested in cooking with you.
#4 Play Board Games together
During our childhood days, board games were an integral part of our life. Now, gadgets have taken over them. I remember how I and my sister along with our parents would spend happy times playing ludo, carom board, business and chess. Not only these games provide endless hours of fun but are known to improve brain development. This Children’s Day, let’s bring these games in your home and surprise your kiddos with a game party at home. You can add more enjoyment to this by getting some tasty snacks during the game party.
#5 Buy them a special gift
What could be the best day to give them something they wanted for a long time! Give them something of their choice. It could be anything of their choice – like a book, educational toys/ puzzles, a movie date, a bank account or maybe a Cadbury Dairy Milk?! Children love sweet surprises.
Use this day to remind them they are special and make them feel loved and pampered. How are you going to spend this Children’s Day with your kids? Have you thought or planned something? Do share in the comments below.