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National Children’s Day

This National Children's Day, make sure to give your kids the love and attention they deserve - take them out for a fun day of activities!
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Celebrate National Children’s Day on the second Sunday in June by spending some quality time with your little ones! This special day has been celebrated since 1954, when it was first recognized to honor the importance of children in our lives. It's a wonderful opportunity to recognize and appreciate all of their talents, creativity, and joy that they bring into our lives. And what better way to do that then with fun activities, games, and hobbies that can be enjoyed together? So show your love for the special kids in your life on this special day!

History of National Children’s Day

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<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1857</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Children's Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Reverend Dr. Charles Leonard established the first Children's Day, known as Rose Day, in the United States.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1925</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>World Conference for Well-being</div><div class='timeline-text'>During the World Conference for the Well-being of Children in Geneva, Switzerland, the idea for a global Children's Day was introduced.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1954</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>UN Establishes Universal Children's Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>The United Nations officially established Universal Children's Day, celebrated globally on November 20th to promote the welfare and rights of children.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1956</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>National Children's Day in US</div><div class='timeline-text'>The National Children's Day was reinvented in the US and set to be annually observed on the second Sunday of June.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2001</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>President George W. Bush Proclamation</div><div class='timeline-text'>President George W. Bush officially declared the National Child's Day holiday, which envisioned a commitment to ensure every child would have the chance to grow and learn in a secure and loving environment.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Children’s 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'>Plan an outdoor adventure</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take the kids out to explore a nearby park, lake, or other outdoor area. Let them explore, learn and have fun.</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'>Visit a museum</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Check out a children’s museum or another educational facility in your area and let kids explore, learn and have fun.</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'>Host a movie night</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite over some friends and family, make snacks, and set up a movie night. Let the kids pick out their favorite films to watch.</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'>Have a scavenger hunt</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Set up a scavenger hunt for the kids in your backyard or at a local park or playground. Give them clues and let them have fun searching for the items.</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'>Play dress up</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Let the kids put on their best costumes, go outside and play pretend. It's a great way to get creative and use their imaginations.</p></div></div>

Why National Children’s Day is Important

<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 celebrates children's rights</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>National Children's Day is a day to celebrate the rights of children and raise awareness about the importance of protecting these rights. It serves as an opportunity for adults to commit to creating safe, healthy and happy environments for all children.</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 raises awareness about challenges facing children</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>National Children's Day also serves to highlight some of the many challenges that children face, such as poverty, hunger, access to education and healthcare. By raising awareness on these issues, we can work together to make a difference in the lives of our most vulnerable citizens.</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 celebrates childhood joys & optimism</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Finally, National Children's Day is a time to celebrate childhood joys and share in their optimism. From making snow angels in wintery weather to splashing around in puddles after a rainstorm - there is so much wonder and amazement in being a child. Let's take this day as an opportunity to reconnect with our own inner child!</p></div></div>

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National Children’s Day Dates

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2023

Jun 11

Sunday

2024

Jun 9

Sunday

2025

Jun 8

Sunday

2026

Jun 14

Sunday

2027

Jun 13

Sunday

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