Special day to cherish children
School is in on Sunday, March 3, at Matamata Christian School when hundreds of Matamata children will enjoy free fun and fantasy at the Matamata Community Children’s Day.
With lots of free activities including bouncy castles, a land train, face painting and toddler town, there will be something to delight every child.
There will be $400 of prizes spread over three age groups; preschool, years 1 to 4 and years 5 to 8 so the colouring-in competition is a must (download the competition from the school website www.matamata.school.nz).
Puppets, magician, crazy good music from The Jokers and Matamata Country Music Club, the Quest-A-Thon with a bike as the prize and lots more will ensure that every child has fun. Families are welcome to bring a picnic lunch.
Entry is free. Food, cold drinks, tea, coffee and more can be bought on the day.
‘‘The day is open to the whole community and we hope that families will come out to celebrate Children’s Day,’’ organiser Spence Reichardt said.
‘‘It is important to have this day to celebrate God’s gift of children and the contribution that they make to our lives. This is not a commercial or fundraising day for spending lots of money but an opportunity to spend quality time together with our children.’’
Children’s Day is a non-commercial annual day, founded in 2000 with the vision of celebrating and nurturing our greatest treasure, our children.
Core values for the day are: giving time, praise and encouragement, listening and talking, love and affection, and new experiences.
‘‘Treasure our Children’’ is the central theme of this year’s Children’s Day.
Visit www.childrensday.org.nz mation.