Have you heard of National Celebration of Life Day? Celebration of Life Day is recognized on January 22nd and recognizes the importance of the children and grandchildren in your life. Every young life is a gift to the world and the holiday offers an opportunity to appreciate them.
Children offer a window to the world that we as adults tend to lose sight of as we grow up. Their innocence and excitement for life is something we could all learn a thing or two from. We find delight in their seemingly simple but often wise observations about the things around them.
Celebration of Life Day gives you a chance to celebrate the children in your life. Whether you’re a parent, grandparent, older sibling, or even a friend, there are dozens of ways you can honor them. These 22 suggestions are some great ways you can acknowledge Celebration of Life Day on January 22nd.
1. Ask them what some of their favorite things to do are
The best way to celebrate Celebration of Life Day with the children in your life is by participating in their own favorite activities.
2. Play a board game
Each person can pick their favorite board game for an at-home board game afternoon! Bonus points if there are delicious snacks to share.
3. Go to the playground
The playground offers no shortage of fun. Take them to their favorite local playground or select a few and go for a playground tour.
4. Bake cookies and decorate them
Bake some sugar cookies from scratch and decorate them with toppings. Fun-colored frosting, sprinkles, and candies are all great ideas to include!
5. Do a puzzle together
Find the biggest puzzle you have in the house and work on a puzzle together. It’ll get both your minds working hard as you try to solve it.
6. Go on a bike ride
Going for a bike ride is a great way to get some exercise and have fun together.
7. Head out on a nature walk
It doesn’t matter where you live – you can go for a nature walk wherever you are. Appreciate the trees, plants, birds, and animals in your local area.
8. Visit a botanical garden or museum
Botanical gardens and museums are awesome, interactive places to visit. Many even offer kid-friendly sections to engage the young ones.
9. Pop popcorn and watch your favorite movies
Sometimes a good, old-fashioned movie night is necessary. Pop some popcorn, hang out on the couch, and have a movie marathon.
10. Build something with LEGOs or building blocks
LEGOs and other building toys come with limitless possibilities. Build an entire town together if you like!
11. Pull out all the art supplies for an arts and crafts day
Art supplies are always a fun way to have a good time. From paints to crayons, markers to pastels, there’s a medium for everyone no matter how young or old.
12. Take your dog to the dog park together
Going to the dog park for an hour or two gets you outdoors and it gets the family dog involved, too.
13. Go swimming (if it’s warm enough)
If you’re lucky enough to live somewhere that’s warm, spend the afternoon going for a swim.
14. Get some sidewalk chalk and create a sidewalk masterpiece
Sidewalk chalk brings out the kid in everyone. Pick up a pack of chalk at the store and let your inner street artist out to play.
15. Read a book together
Read a book together and get lost in the great story.
16. Go for a half-day road trip
Road trips don’t need to be hundreds of miles. Go for a half-day road trip and see what you can find.
17. Share your favorite songs
Sharing music is an excellent way to connect. Create an at-home concert by sharing your favorite songs.
18. Gather the neighborhood kids for a game of kickball
If there are other kids in the neighborhood, gather everyone for kickball or another outdoor game.
19. Play dress-up
Playing dress-up is a fun way to pass the time, especially when you put together some wacky outfits.
20. Cook a meal together
Find a new recipe you can cook together and make dinner for the family.
21. Make slime
Kids love the fun that comes with making slime. Make a batch or two in your favorite colors.
22. Connect with faraway family members and friends
Reach out to family members or friends on the phone to stay connected, no matter how far you are.
However you decide to celebrate Celebration of Life Day, don’t forget to spend it with the children in your life that you love.