Children’s Week

What is Children’s Week?

It’s Children’s Week! At The Pyjama Foundation, children are at the core of what we do. Our vision has always been to  help provide a world of unlimited opportunity for all children, but specifically those in the care system.

Children’s Week is an annual event that focuses the attention of the wider Australian community on children, their rights, and their achievements. This week champions the rights of children to be able to enjoy their childhood. The week is hosted by the Children’s Week Council of Australia. This year Children’s Week is well underway, as the week is occurring between the 22nd of October and the 30th of October.

This year’s theme celebrates that “all children have the right to a standard of living that supports their well-being and healthy development.” This recognises that all children have the right to a fair living standard which is suitable for their physical, mental, spiritual, moral and social development.

Dan Marais, the President of Children’s Rights Queensland, believes that the week provides an opportunity for kids to celebrate; “Children’s Week is an opportunity for children to celebrate their own achievements, display their talents, demonstrate their skills, and have fun! Children’s Week is an excellent opportunity for educators, parents, carers, and communities to educate children about their rights.”

How can you get involved?

There are heaps of ways to get involved!

Want to get involved? Find out more about how to join in on celebrations near you:

There are a range of events and activities organised at national, state and local levels, with the spotlight on the needs of children. In addition, Children’s Week is a time to showcase the talents, skills, and abilities of children. There is participation from schools, playgroups, childcare, kindergartens, cultural groups, libraries, departments, and community groups. So don’t worry; there are plenty of opportunities to get involved.


Great news; the Children’s Week Council of Australia has tons of resources that you can access for free! You can download a range of free tip sheets that promote children’s health and provide a guide on celebrating. Additionally, you can access other resources such as bunting and cake flag activity sheets. Check out these tips and activity sheets here. There are also songs you can listen to and download to get in tune with celebrations – listen to the Children’s Week Song and Children of Australia Song here!

To keep providing support for the well-being of children beyond Childen’s Week, find out how you can help children in our program.