Do you have an incredible kid? Of course you do! Yes, our kids can drive us crazy sometimes, but when it comes down to it, our kids are often more amazing than we ever could have imagined. And, they can’t hear it enough. Will you join us in celebrating our incredible kids on Thursday, March 20th? It’s Camp Fire USA’s Absolutely Incredible Kid Day® and we’ve made a free printable to make it especially easy for you to join the fun!
Celebrating its 18th anniversary this year, Camp Fire USA’s Absolutely Incredible Kid Day® honors kids by asking adults to write letters of encouragement and inspiration to the incredible kids in their lives. It’s a simple, meaningful way to let our youth know how much they are appreciated. You’d be surprised how big the impact can be from this small act of love and kindness!
Here’s more about this special event from the Camp Fire website:
Why is Camp Fire sponsoring this event?
Adults sometimes forget to stop and tell a child how important he or she is. Absolutely Incredible Kid Day is a reminder to do just that. Camp Fire is an expert in adult-to-child communication, and Absolutely Incredible Kid Day strengthens the important bond between kids and adults.
What’s so special about a letter?
A letter is personal, tangible and something a person can hold onto for years to come. Through written words, people can express emotions they may hold back in conversation. And during the often-challenging times of adolescence, children may be more open to reading a letter than having a talk that may “embarrass” them.
Does writing a letter really make a difference?
Children need positive reinforcement in their lives. The right words of encouragement can come at just the time a child needs them most – helping the child make better decisions, build self-esteem, and even be more compassionate and successful.
What is your goal for Absolutely Incredible Kid Day?
We want every child to receive a letter. Just imagine the impact of loving letters in lunch boxes, on pillows or tucked in backpacks.
What if I don’t know a kid to write to?
Camp Fire’s National Headquarters distributes letters to children who will not receive a letter on Absolutely Incredible Kid Day. To donate a letter, please mail to:
ATTN: Absolutely Incredible Kid Day
1100 Walnut ST, Suite 1900
Kansas City, MO 64106
Can I text my message instead of writing a letter?
Although the intent is to provide a child with a letter they can hold and save, positive encouraging words in a text or electronic medium will work too. The idea is to tell our youth how we feel about their special and unique qualities!
Are you ready to get started? Print our special Incredible Kid Certificate and fill it in with your words of love and encouragement! Print extras to send to all the incredible kids in your life! And, if you’re reading this after March 20th, no worries. Every day is a great day to celebrate incredible kids!