Thank you to Discovering the World Through My Son’s Eyes for this post on how to organize a multicultural kids event in 5 easy steps!
Living in large cities provides ample opportunities to attend a variety of multicultural events. However, living in small towns, not so much. Which in turn has motivated me many times to organize a multicultural kids event at our local library or in our home.
My motto is when you lack opportunities you create them, and that’s exactly what I did!
To clarify, I started doing my events at home with my son’s friends, and then I moved on to facilitating events at our local library.
Organize a Multicultural Kids Event in Five Easy Steps
- Determine your budget. If your event is being sponsored (see #4), you don’t have to incur any expenses.
- Determine what type of event you will be hosting. Here are some examples that I have done:
- Set the time and date.
- Decide where you want the event to be held:
- Recreational center (there is usually a fee for this)
- Your home (no fee)
- You will have to consider available space in your home, and how many kids you’ll be inviting.
- Library rooms. You can book a library conference room for free.
- Contact the library and pitch them your idea. I met with the director and event coordinator with my event proposal. They accepted and sponsored my activity.
- Determine what type of activities you will have:
- Story time with a book that goes with the event’s theme.
- A facilitator.
- For example, I contacted a local university and a Chinese student came to our Chinese New Year event.
- Games Around the World
- Determine what type of games you’ll be playing.
- Will you be serving food? Some places like the library don’t allow you to bring food or drinks. However, if they sponsoring, they will probably allow it. Be sure to ask, since this depends on the library.
Organizing a multicultural kids event may seem like a daunting task, but once you get it rolling you’ll be so glad you did.
Last but not least, have fun, and enjoy your event! If I can do it so can you.
|Hispanic Heritage Month Community Event at our local library. Little one is always my helper. He gets up there and participates by reading and helping me.|
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About the Author
Frances is a part-time blogger, mommy and wife of a beautiful multicultural familia. Shortly before her child turned 4 yrs. old she started blogging about discovering the world through her son’s eyes, hence the name of her blog. She love doing things with her son, and became passionate about teaching him to be bilingual, and to identify with his multicultural identity. She writes about heritage, bilingualism, multicultural children’s book and global culture education with lots of hands-on activities and language learning ideas for kids.