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 2024 we have lots of resources for you to celebrate military children ~at home or at school


April is packed full of events, workshops and downloadable activities, so wherever you live, you can get involved in the celebrations with your little troopers!  We also have a dedicated Month of the Military Child Schools Pack so that schools in the UK and overseas can join in and shine a light on their forces children this April.

At-Home activities

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

At-School activities

Little Troopers has created a special Military Child school pack.

Includes; Assembly planners, activities, a certificate template, mindful colouring and more.

Our gift to military children

As a special gift, Little Troopers will be giving away a free magnet featuring the Dandelion poem.

Request via the form at bottom of page (opens 1st April)

Tag us in your pictures on Facebook, X and Instagram #littletroopers

Donate here to our April Campaign

Aldershot 10K & Family Fun Run 28th April 2024

We’re calling on runners and families alike to lace up their trainers and join the inaugural Aldershot fun run in support of military children.

The event is being held on Sunday 28th April at Aldershot Military Stadium as part of the charity’s celebrations to mark April Month of the Military Child.

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 April. Places for each event are limited.

Sorry, applications are presently closed...

Applications for magnets have now closed due to applications reaching our request limit. They will be posted out this week to those who successfully applied within the first applications. Thank you xx