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How You Can Celebrate Children's Day
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day is a time for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and communities to celebrate the strengths and culture of our children.
On 4 August, all Australians have the opportunity to show their support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, as well as learn about the crucial impact that culture, family and community play in the life of every Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child.
Each year, hundreds of early years and childhood education centres host events to celebrate Children’s Day. Your event can take place at your workplace, school or kindergarten or in partnership with a local Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander organisation or community.
Ideas for Celebrating
- Organise an open day or morning tea at work for people to bring their children.
- Hold a family fun day for foster and kinship carers and their children in out-of-home care.
- Organise a children’s picnic or activities in a local park.
- Bring Elders, families and their children together in your service or school for storytelling and cultural activities.
- Cultural dancing and performances.
- Games and activities and arts and craft sessions.
- Have a flag raising ceremony with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags.
- Hold a fete or fundraising activity for children in your community.
- Organise sporting events or competitions for children and young people.
- Invite local leaders, politicians and Elders to spend some time at your service or school on Children’s Day.
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