Organise an event or activity

Children’s Week events and activities:

  • Focus on: UNCRC Article 24 "Children have the right to good quality health care, clean water, nutritious food and a clean environment so that they will stay healthy. Richer countries should help poorer countries achieve this"
  • 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
  • Nominate someone for an award. Any children, young people and adults can nominate an individual, group, service or project that falls within the below award categories.

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.