Fun Ways to Celebrate the Month of the Military Child
April 27, 2021
For many people, the month of April gives reason to celebrate warmer temperatures, blooming flowers, and longer days. But for members of the military and their families, the month offers a different cause for celebration, as April is known as the Month of the Military Child! All month long, our youngest heros are recognized for their sacrifice, resilience, and commitment as military children. Here are a few ways that you can get involved and make your kids feel extra special this month!
Wear Purple. All month long, the Department of Defense Education Activity encourages people of all ages to wear the color purple, which represents all branches of the military. Put on a purple t-shirt, hat, or accessory, and show your support!
Involve Your Teachers. Touch base with your child’s teacher to see if your little one could prepare a special presentation about their life as a military child. Alternatively, he or she could bring their favorite military-related book to share with the class, or you (the parent) could speak to your child’s class about your family’s unique struggles and triumphs.
Plan Some One-on-One Time. Make an effort to really connect with your child this month. Encourage them to share their thoughts, feelings, and anxieties about being a military child—or just a child in general! Plan a special outing or at-home activity that they love, just to show them that they’re loved and appreciated.
Participate in a Virtual Event. Click over to the Military OneSource Facebook page to RSVP for upcoming virtual events in honor of the Month of the Military Child. These events include special guest speakers and workshops geared toward parents.
Get Crafty. Create a memory board by displaying a bulletin-board map with pins placed in cities where you’ve lived. You’ll find many more craft ideas and activities on Pinterest!