International Women’s Day is such an important day to celebrate. It’s a day we get to celebrate all that women have accomplished and how we’ve made the world a better place. We get to celebrate the differences we’ve made in politics, in business, at home, and everything in between! Instead of sharing posts on Facebook or sending your favorite gal some flowers, include your kiddos in your celebration! Including your kiddos in your IWD celebrations is a great way to start teaching them the impact women have made and it may even inspire them to make an impact of their own. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite ways to celebrate IWD 2019, kiddo style.
Watch a Girl Power Movie
What better way to teach your kiddos a lesson than to show it to them in a language they understand? Our kiddos love to watch movies and TV shows and there are so many movies that encourage feminism and equality. Make a day of it and ask them what movies they want to watch from a list you select. They’ll love their movie date so much they won’t even realize they’re learning, too!
Dinner With Your Favorite Gals
It’s no surprise that we all have female idols in our lives. For our kiddos, it’s more than likely a neighbor, a family member, or friend. Celebrate the love and respect they have for their idol and invite them over for dinner. Invite your kiddos to write them a letter telling them why they respect them and how they’ve impacted their lives. This is a great way to show another woman why their important and it also teaches your kiddos to show appreciation for those they love. It’s win-win!
Let Them Know why Feminism Is Important to You
No matter how young your kiddos are, talk to them! It might not be the most sophisticated conversation of your life but your kiddos understand so much more than we give them credit for. Talk to them about how female figures have made a difference in your life. Talk to them about why feminism is important to celebrate and how difficult it was for women in the past. Have a conversation about why it should be important to them instead of just telling them what they should think. Who knows, you might even learn something in the process!
Celebrating those we love is so important. Showing love and gratitude is so important. If these are important values to you, it’s always a good idea to teach your kiddos these things as early as possible! What are some of your favorite ways to celebrate International Women’s Day? Let us know in the comments below!