It's a special day for all kids and parents need to make the most of it by planning something unique. We give you some awesome celebration ideas that they will remember for a long time
Children love surprises and they get excited when you make a celebration of something simple, especially in the middle of the week. Normally, all parents are quite caught up with chores and work during the weekdays and children are busy with school work. There is hardly time to pause and have some fun. So, Children's Day can provide you with the perfect opportunity to make your little one feel cherished.
Read on for some smashing ideas to surprise your child on Children's Day. Go ahead and make it a blast.
Ages: 5 - 10 years
When you come back from work, wish your youngster a hearty Children's Day and announce to him that there will be a treasure hunt to mark the occasion. Hide a new toy or book in a corner of the house and leave clues all over. Prompt her with encouraging cheers and she will be happy to see the little gift at the end of the hunt.
Ages: 3 - 10 years
We all love to get a cake on our child's birthday and wake them up at midnight to cut it. Why not do that on Children's Day and have a surprise party to celebrate? Get a small cake with 'Happy Children's Day' and your child's name written on it. Call out to her in the night and ask her to cut it. If possible, have some of her close friends over. Her joy and surprise will be worth the effort. Thrown in some kiddy snacks, put on dance music and make it a party!
Ages: 3 - 6 years
Children are always eager to receive interesting presents from their loved ones and a handmade gift from a parent definitely tops their list of most lovable things. Here's how you can make it.
Things you will need: Fevicol MR, Rangeela Tempera colors, Old tissue roll, pencil
Who does not relish a yummy ice-cream bonanza, that too when you are least expecting it? As soon as you are back from work, tell your children that you are taking them for a short drive and once you are out, surprise them with a visit to their favorite ice-cream parlor. The looks of approval will melt your heart.
Ages: 8 - 15 years
Even though it is the latest craze among children, most parents turn up their noses at slime and do not want to have anything to do with it. So imagine your preteens amazement, when she realizes that you took the effort to help him make slime. Here's how you can do it.
Things you will need: Fevicol MR - 100 g, Rangeela Tempera color, concentrated liquid dish wash, baking soda/ boric powder (carom board powder), spoon, bowl.
Once in a while, it is fun to let your child forget the routine and do something different. Most children religiously eat a set, healthy breakfast that parents serve them. So, trust them to be totally floored when you make an exception on Children's Day. Serve them dessert for breakfast -- it could be some delicious Banana Bread or muffins topped with chocolate sauce, even a yummy bowl of pudding. These are not overtly unhealthy and it is fine to indulge them once in a while.
Ages: 5 - 15 years
Once your children are out of the house and off to school, get some sticky notes and write encouraging messages addressed to the little ones. It could be simple ones such as -- You bring endless sunshine to our lives or Every day is bright and beautiful with you around. Stick these all around their room, on the desk, in their wardrobes, near the bed and so on. Have one saying -- It's Children's Day and we are celebrating you.
Ages: 5 -12 years
Kids love watching their favorite animation shows over and over again but on weekdays they are too busy to do that. On Children's Day, record a favorite show and play it for them. Surprise your little ones by arranging your living room like a theatre and make the experience complete by serving popcorn and giving them homemade movie tickets. Their happiness will be unsurpassed.
When your little one is off to sleep in the night, quietly slip a small surprise gift for her under the pillow, neatly wrapped and with Happy Children's Day written on it. The gift needn't be an expensive one, a book or some stationery items will do. It is the thought that matters. Watching her amazed face when she discovers the gift under the pillow will be a treat.
Ages: 5 - 15 years
This one will be a Children's Day celebration involving the whole family and a great way to bond. Get all the members of the household in the living room and ask them to show off some talent such as singing, dancing, mimicry, fashion catwalk, mime and so on. You can tell them in advance so they have time to prepare. Get your child to also put up a performance. The camaraderie between family members that this activity will bring out, will be unforgettable for your little one.
So, go surprise the youngest member of your family this Children's Day. After all, there is nothing more priceless than watching those wondrous, bright eyes and that big smile of appreciation.
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