Every year since 1986, military children and families are celebrated in April during what has been coined the Month of the Military Child. This month is set to thank children, specifically, for the sacrifices they make and the important role they play in supporting their service member parents and keeping our nation safe.
There are many ways to celebrate military children, though celebrations might look a bit different this year with the transition to remote/virtual learning and events. Here are ten ideas of ways to celebrate your military children from the comfort and safety of your own home.
Encourage your childrens’ teachers to do a virtual lesson or discussion on military families and their sacrifices sometime this month.
Wear purple on Purple Up Day. If your children are involved in virtual learning, this is a great time to get the rest of the class involved!
Write letters to other military children that your children might not have seen since your last PCS.
Make a military-themed photo your social media profile pictures and/or cover photos and mention Month of the Military Child.
Share this blog post to raise awareness.
Stage a USA or military themed photoshoot with your children.
Do a craft as a family where you highlight each of the places you’ve had the pleasure of living and visiting due to your military lifestyle.
Adopt a deployed soldier’s family or surprise a service member's children with something special.
Decorate the inside or outside of your home in purple.
Have your children make a tribute to military kids in sidewalk chalk on your driveway.