A month to celebrate all our dandelions

April is the international month of the military child and each year we love taking this time to celebrate all of the little troopers out there!

Did you know the official flower of the military child is the dandelion because it’s seeds are blown far and wide by the wind but it will always plant roots and blossom wherever it lands. That’s why we’ve got lots of dandelion themed activities to keep little troopers busy this month.

April 2022 we have lots of resources for you to celebrate military children ~at home or at school


At-Home activities

Download our free activities to celebrate the Month of the Military Child. Choose from dandelion-themed games, recipes, colouring-in sheets and other activities, all celebrating what it means to be a military child. 

At-School activities

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.

Our gift to military children

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. Request via the form at bottom of page.

Tag us in your pictures on Facebook and Instagram #littletroopers 

FREE sessions for military children this April

Little Troopers has arranged a series of free online events for military children to sign-up to during the Easter holidays. Places for each event are limited, so families are encouraged to book early.

Download the dandelion activity sheets!

Sorry, applications are presently closed...

Currently applications for Little Troopers Postcards are closed, please check back soon. Check out our social media for updates on applications opening!