Celebrate Incredible Kid Day
1. Read Books About Incredible KidsEveryone is familiar with Mozart as a child prodigy, but there are many other remarkable kids in history like Abbie Burgess, a young girl who kept the lighthouse lamps lit during a terrible storm. There's also Louise Braille who was in school when he developed his reading system for the blind. Incredible Kid Day is the perfect time to inspire your own children with books about other incredible kids.
2. Write About Incredible PlansWhat do your kids plan on doing as adults? Do they plan to explore Mars, go on missions to Africa, or develop a cure for cancer? Have your kids sit down and write about the incredible things they're going to do with their life. If they get stuck, remind them to keep the 5-W's in mind: who, what, when, where, and how. Your kids don't need to write pages, just a paragraph or two will do.
3. Create Collage of SkillsBeing an incredible kid isn't just about what they'll do in the future. It's also about what your kids can do now. Youngest children especially get frustrated by what they can't do. So pull out magazines and have your kids create a collage of the various skills they've learned over the years, skills such as reading, bike riding, and baseball. They'll be amazed at how many skills they have.
4. Create CardsRemind your children that they're not the only incredible kids around. Their friends are pretty incredible too. Incredible kid day is a wonderful time to create inspiring cards for friends and family. Draw pictures, write stories, and share why your friends and family are so important to you. Perhaps they're funny and tell wonderful jokes. Your friends may be sensitive and encourage you when you're having a bad day. So create cards for the people you love.
5. Talent ShowHave your kids performed on stage? If not, a talent show is the perfect time for a debut performance. Brainstorm ideas for talents your children can perform in the show. The collage comes in handy right about now! Don't forget to set the stage for the talent show and send out invitations.
Incredible Kid Day is the perfect day to inspire your children with future plans and appreciating your kids for the amazing people they are.
How will you celebrate Incredible Kid Day?
Sara Dennis is a homeschooling mother of 6 children ages 4 through 18. After much research into homeschooling in 2000, she and her husband fell in love with classical education and used it as the foundation for their homeschool. Sara blogs at Classically Homeschooling, and you can find her on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and Google+.