International Youth Day Activity for Children
August 12th marks International Youth Day. How can your child celebrate? Even though they’re a youth themselves, your child can use this day to learn more about other young people. Help your child to pick a notable contemporary young person or someone from history. After they’ve selected someone to research, your child can create an International Youth Day multimedia project.
- A computer, tablet or other device to conduct research on
- Poster board paper
- School glue or a glue stick
- Markers, crayons or colored pencils
- Construction paper
- Note cards
How To Project Steps
- Choose a child or teen to research. Ask your child why they want to research the notable youth. This could include any child who has made a major impact historically or right now.
- Research the youth. Your child can create a timeline of the youth’s life (so far) or choose to focus on one exceptional action.
- Write a mini report. Your child doesn’t need to write pages on their chosen subject. Instead, they can fill out note cards.
- Create borders for each note card. Your child can cut out colorful construction paper and glue the note cards to the front of each piece.
- Glue the note cards onto the poster board.
- Print photos or have your child draw pictures of the person. Add these to the poster board.