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Be a Kid Again Day

Take a break from your adult responsibilities and join us for Be A Kid Again Day - explore, play, create, and have fun like you're a kid again!
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July 8
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Celebrate Be a Kid Again Day on July 8th by letting your inner child out to play! This day was created to remind us all of the joys of childhood, when life seemed simpler and carefree. From playing tag with friends in the park, enjoying ice cream sundaes or having a pillow fight in your bedroom - this is our chance to relive those happy memories. So go ahead and let yourself be silly, have fun and enjoy being a kid again!

History of Be a Kid Again Day

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<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1983</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Concept of Inner Child</div><div class='timeline-text'>Therapist John Bradshaw popularizes the concept of the 'inner child,' a theory that adults can retain child-like joy and wonder.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1993</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Stress Relief Importance</div><div class='timeline-text'>Research increasingly suggests the importance of stress relief, including engaging in child-like fun, for overall adult health and wellbeing.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2004</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Rise of Adult Playgrounds</div><div class='timeline-text'>Adult playgrounds become more prevalent as people seek out ways to incorporate play and exercise into their daily routine.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2010</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Playfulness in Work Culture</div><div class='timeline-text'>More companies encourage playfulness in the workplace to boost creativity and employee morale. Google, for example, is known for its playful work environment.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2012</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Establishment of Be a Kid Again Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>Be a Kid Again Day is first recognized as a holiday, encouraging adults to set aside a day for carefree fun and play.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate Be a Kid Again Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Go to the playground</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Who doesn't love the playground?  Swing on the swings, slide down the slide, climb up the jungle gym and just be a kid again.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Build a fort</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather up some blankets, pillows, old boxes and chairs and build a fort in your living room.  Once you're done, you can spend the day reading books or playing pretend with your friends.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Play board games</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Dig out your favorite board game from when you were younger and invite some friends over for a game night. Or if you don't have any board games laying around, make up your own!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Go on a bike ride</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Hop on your bike and explore your neighborhood like you did when you were a kid. You'll be surprised how much fun it can be!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Have a water balloon fight</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Fill up some balloons with water and have an epic battle with your family or friends. It's sure to be an afternoon of fun!</p></div></div>

Why We Love Be a Kid Again Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's a chance to remember simpler times</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Being a kid again day is a reminder of simpler times when worries and responsibilities weren't part of our everyday lives. It's an opportunity to reminisce on the childhood memories that make us smile, while also appreciating the more mature aspects of adulthood we can now enjoy.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It encourages playfulness</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Be A Kid Again Day celebrates playing with joy and enthusiasm - something that adults tend to forget as they get older. We should always keep in mind that being playful doesn't mean you're immature, it simply means that you still appreciate the little things in life!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It promotes creativity & imagination</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>When everything else gets too mundane and routine, Be a Kid Again Day gives us permission to exercise our imaginations. Revisiting childhood memories also helps to bring out our creative side, allowing us to come up with fun ways to entertain ourselves and those around us!</p></div></div>

5 Joyful Facts About Be a Kid Again Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Be a Kid Again Day has Mental Health Benefits</h3><p class='facts-content'>Reliving childhood moments by engaging in playful activities can help decrease anxiety, stress and promote overall mental wellbeing in adults.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Playfulness can Boost Productivity</h3><p class='facts-content'>Scientific studies suggest that being playful can boost creativity and productivity in adults, as it stimulates brain and encourages out-of-the-box thinking.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Play Encourages Social Bonding</h3><p class='facts-content'>Child-like play can promote stronger social connections and cultivate a sense of community, thus strengthening relationships.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Reconnecting With Nature is a Key Aspect</h3><p class='facts-content'>On Be A Kid Again Day, many adults opt for outdoor activities such as kite flying or picnicking, helping them reconnect with nature and promoting environmental appreciation.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>It's a Day for Testing Limits</h3><p class='facts-content'>Just like children who constantly test their limits while playing, Be A Kid Again Day encourages adult individuals to step out of their comfort zones and try new things.</p></div></div>

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When is Be a Kid Again Day?

Be a Kid Again Day is celebrated on July 8 every year. In 2024, Be a Kid Again Day will fall on a Monday.

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