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8 Ways To Bring ‘Fun’ Home This Children’s Day

posted by Mommy Tincture November 12, 2017 16 Comments

My fondest memories of fun at school are associated with Children’s Day celebrations. Children’s Day at our school used to be celebrated with a lot of fervor and enthusiasm. We were allowed to dress up in our casual dresses and come to school. The day began with a prayer followed by a speech about the life and achievements of Chacha Nehru, whose birthday we set out to celebrate on 14th November. The assembly was followed by some dance and drama performances by our teachers who disguised themselves as kids. Then followed the fun and frolic in the form of a fair where there were various stalls that conducted games and fun events for kids.

Yes, the highlight of the Children’s Day was always this fest at the school where our teachers made a special effort to make this day fun and memorable for us year after year. But now that I have become a parent and my elder child has begun to understand Children’s Day I set out to figure how I could make this day fun for my kids at home too. So here’s a list of things that you as a parent could do to have fun on Children’s Day at home too.

First and foremost if you wish to make this Children’s Day special for your kids, you have to commit that one thing that in itself is the best gift you could give your kid. It’s the ‘Gift of Time.’ Now that you have committed to this gift, let’s embark on this fun list further –

1.      Decorate your kids room or your living area

Yes we always associate decoration at home with Birthday celebrations. But use Children’s Day as one more reason to deck up your kid’s room or your living area. Do up the entire room in a particular theme, or equip one corner of the room with a prop to get on to the second fun activity for the day.

2.      Arrange a Photoshoot

Once you have set up a photo booth spend time taking pictures of your kids with some fun props in their best suits. Or else you could go to an outdoor location, probably your kids’ favorite place of recreation and take some pictures to preserve some more fond memories of your kids’ childhood. You could hire a professional cameraman or put to use your own photography skills. The bottom line is to have fun.

3.      Become a Story Teller

My kids really enjoy listening to stories. Their bed time routine is incomplete without a story telling session. But sometimes I become a little more enthusiastic and take to role playing with the kids as my audience. This Children’s Day, take the story telling experience to a new level through some costumes and props. The joy and awe you will see in your kids eyes, will make your day too.

4.      Cook Your Kids Favorite Food

Shift your focus from nutrition to fun food for a day. Seriously it will not do too much harm to relax the meal and mealtime rules a bit and organize an in-house picnic. Set up a temporary tent using your imagination or with help from the internet. Make your kids favorite dish and serve them in a new fancy plate or bowl.

5.      Don’t Forget the Chocolates

When I talk about kids’ favorite and indulgent food items, I just can’t leave out chocolates from the list. They appear on the top, middle and the end of the list. You could bring home your favorite chocolates from a range of Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolates. You won’t have to go far for this. The provision store closest to your place will give you what you wish for. Or maybe even better! You could take your kids to the store and give them the freedom to take their pick of their favorite Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate bar.

6.      DIY Time

Spend some time preparing for some DIY Art & Craft activities to spend a creative Children’s Day with your kids. Or you could plan in advance and make one to gift your kid on Children’s Day. This year my sister-in-law (my husband’s sister) has made some wonderful gifts for the three angels in our house and sent them to me. I can’t wait for my kids to see these and give their reactions. Find below the glimpse of the wonderful felt creations.

7.      Attend a Children’s Day Event

Do some research and find out who in your neighborhood is conducting a children’s day party (read event). Register your kid and yourself for some fun, frolic and learning. Come back home exhausted and prepare for the next day’s routine.

8.      A Day Full of Free Play and No Work

Yes, take a day off from your routine and give the notebooks and other activities on your agenda a break. Just bask in the glory of free play with your kids toys or out in the park. Or spend time at home coloring aimlessly and create magic with crayons, or play some board games. Let your kids smile for no apparent reason and cherish the moment for days to follow. Help your child seek happiness in simplicity and in return find happiness for yourself.

This Children’s Day commit to bringing the celebrations home!

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16 Comments

Priya November 13, 2017 at 6:26 pm

Lovely ideas to make Children’s day special for kids. My favourites are planning a photoshoot and story telling. Of course Cadbury makes every occasion special.

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Mommy Tincture November 13, 2017 at 8:09 pm

Story telling with role play is my all time favorite to get kids to engage merrily. Thanks for dropping by.

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Mama Writes Reviews November 14, 2017 at 5:22 am

We don’t have Children’s Day here in the US but I am enjoying reading about it! Thanks for sharing.

-Mama from Mama Writes Reviews

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Priyadarshani Panda November 15, 2017 at 3:56 am

Some really fun and interesting ideas to make the children’s day special for the little ones ..

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Neha Sharma November 15, 2017 at 1:57 pm

Awesome ideas there, this year we didn’t do much as my son is too young to understand any of this but I am definitely going to try these ideas next year. And we did eat chocolates to make the day even more special.

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Kamana@SocialandStyle November 15, 2017 at 6:04 pm

So Cute! Love the idea to do a photoshoot for Children’s Day!

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Deepa November 15, 2017 at 7:55 pm

These are some great ideas to spend quality time with kids and also make them feel special. Loved the DIY idea.

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Dr Dhanya Prajesh November 15, 2017 at 10:17 pm

Loved the post.. good ideas to spent a whole day with kids.loved the photoshoot one the most

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NEHA JAIN November 16, 2017 at 8:42 am

Love your ideas for celebrating Children’s Day. The ‘Gift of Time’ is most important for each child.

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Sanjivini November 16, 2017 at 11:30 am

Diy is one thing i would love to try with my little one! And messy play is important too!

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Shipra Trivedi November 17, 2017 at 9:09 pm

Lovely ideas.I quite liked the photoshoot idea. This way we can keep memories safe for the future time.

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Sharvari Paivaidya Mehan November 18, 2017 at 3:44 am

Totally love the role play ifea as i use that a lot with my toddler to make learning fun. Chocolates and fun snacks make celebrations complete. Those felt crafts are beautiful

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Nayantara Hegde November 20, 2017 at 12:47 am

Chocolate is always welcome for any celebration. I love the idea of DIY .. it is great for bonding, creativity and also you get a beautiful memory at the end of it.

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Priyanka November 20, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Great ideas. Spending quality time with the kids is the best gift for children’s day and off course who wouldn’t love chocolates

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Anchal November 20, 2017 at 1:33 pm

Amazing ideas. Hope you had a great time this children’s day.

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Tina Basu November 20, 2017 at 6:40 pm

I love the DIY time. This are some lovely ways to have fun with your kid.

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