World Philosophy Day Activities for Kids

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You don’t have to be an academic scholar to celebrate World Philosophy Day. You also don’t have to be an adult. Your child can learn about philosophy basics, taking part in this global day. Get deep into thought and try out some of these children’s philosophy activities.

Right vs. Wrong

What makes something right, and not wrong? Or what makes it wrong, and not right? Pick a few situations that have characters that are ‘right’ or ‘wrong’. For example, read a story about a character who steals, is purposefully mean or does something else to harm another person in the tale. Ask your child to identify who was wrong in the story. If there is a character that steps in to help, ask who was right. Dig deeper and get to the why’s behind the ‘rights’ and ‘wrongs’.


Does your child understand what freedom means? Talk about the word, and then make a list of the ‘freedoms’ that your family has. If you have an older child or teen, do some online research that focuses on world freedoms. Find freedoms that people around the globe do, and don’t, have. Compare these to the freedoms on your original list.


What does it mean to be a ‘good’ friend? Have your child draw or paint a picture of friendship, and what it means to them.