Today, is the first day of the international Month of the Military Child. At Little Troopers, we have put together a whole host of activities to help your family celebrate and have fun. Booking for our online events opens today, read on to find out more.
Little Troopers has arranged a series of free online events for military children. The online activities will help your little troopers feel connected with other military children across the British Armed Forces community. Bookings open today, places are limited,so families are encouraged to book early. Events you can sign up for the following events here:
- Monday 11th April, 2:30pm – Lego Workshop
- Tuesday 12th April, 10:30am – Space Detectives
- Wednesday 20th April, 10:30am – Lego Workshop
- Friday 22nd April, 2:00pm – Baking Session
Louise, founder of the charity, comments: “The Month of the military child is a great time to celebrate your little troopers with your family. We want them to enjoy having a whole month dedicated to them. We have lots planned to help you celebrate at school and at home. We hope the events and activities that we have organised help our little troopers feel connected with each other.”
Louise, will be kicking off the month’s celebrations with a live Instagram Q&A with professional rugby player Thom Smith. 22-year-old Thom has grown-up as a military child and is a newly appointed Ambassador for Little Troopers. You can join them on Instagram on Monday (4th April) at 8pm. Louise and Thom will be chatting about what life is like as a military child and how families can support military children at home. Follow @louiselittletroopers for more details.
Here’s an overview of our other activities:
Throughout April, families can download free activities from the Little Troopers website to celebrate the Month of the Military Child. As the dandelion is the flower of the military child we have dandelion-themed games, recipes, colouring-in sheets and other activities. These are a wonderful way to celebrate what it means to be a military child.
This year, Little Troopers has created a special Military Child school pack. Take part in a dandelion craft project, read the dandelion poem together, take part in the Little Troopers Lingo Bingo game or do some mindful colouring-in. For older children, there is a new resource which encourages them to host their own assembly about military life and the Month of the Military Child.
As a special gift, Little Troopers will be giving away a free postcard featuring one of the charity’s special ‘X-Ray of feelings’ illustration, which explores some of the unique experiences and emotions associated with being a military child. Anyone ordering a free copy of the Little Troopers Gazette in April will receive one in the post with their newspaper, or you can order one separately here.
Louise adds, “If you take part in any of our activities or craft projects please share on social media. The Month of the Military Child also gives us the chance to encourage others to really learn about what being a military child involves. Have a lovely month everybody.”
For more information and to get involved visit our special web page here.