Children’s Week events and activities

Organise an event or activity

Children’s Week™ events and activities:

  • Focus on: UNCRC Article 29 "Education should develop each child’s personality and talents to the full. It should encourage children to respect their parents, their cultures and other cultures."
  • Celebrate children and young people
  • Highlight children’s talents, skills, achievements and needs
  • Acknowledge parents, carers and all those associated with the well being of children and young people
  • Apply for an award for one of your staff or community members

You might like to focus on language and literacy, health, sport and recreation, the arts or sciences, as well as children’s cultural, social and emotional needs.

Whatever you do, make sure your event is child-safe and child-friendly!

Check out the event and activity ideas below!


Creative day

Ask children to paint and draw something/someone that is special. Display the artwork or mural in a community space. Celebrate children’s strengths, successes and links to the community.


Breakfast or morning tea

Invite parents, grandparents, guardians and/or special friends to join children for a healthy breakfast or morning tea to celebrate Children’s Week™. Click here to learn more about the Biggest Recess event.


Sports day

Hold a sports carnival or fun day (with fun activities like a three legged, egg and spoon and sack and field races) to encourage children to live active and healthy lives.


Build a library

Encourage parents and children to bring a book from home to donate during Children’s Week™. The books collected can later be lent to other children or given to children in need.


Good deed day

Encourage children to ‘think of others’ do something nice for someone else.