What is Absolutely Incredible Kid Day (AIKD)?
It’s a day designated to honor our nation’s children. It’s a simple, meaningful way for adults to let children know how much they are appreciated.
When is Absolutely Incredible Kid Day?
It is held annually on the third Thursday of each March.
Why is Camp Fire sponsoring this event?
Camp Fire wants to honor the hundreds of thousands of children involved in Camp Fire, as well as those who are not involved in our programs. Absolutely Incredible Kid Day illustrates part of Camp Fire’s official purpose, to seek to improve those conditions in society which affect youth. Our research shows that a personal letter is cherished and valued.
How can people participate in Absolutely Incredible Kid Day?
AIKD is for all adults who want to let children know how special they are. The call to action is for America’s adults to write a meaningful letter to a child in their family, their neighborhood or even to a child they don’t know who may be in a homeless shelter or hospital.
What is the 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.
How can I find more information on Absolutely Incredible Kid Day?
Call us at 425 258 KIDS.
Top 10 Absolutely Incredible Kid Day Letter-Writing Tips
1. Set aside some time in a place where you can be undisturbed for 10 to 20 minutes.
2. Form a mental picture of the child and the things that you enjoy or appreciate about the child.
3. Getting started can be the toughest part. Try “Do you know what I like about you? I like it when you …”
4. Be specific and be descriptive. Use humor. Don’t lecture.
5. Don’t worry about the length. A note can be cherished as much as an epistle.
6. Write it by hand. Feel free to make edits as you go. Don’t over edit.
7. You can mail it, put it in a lunch box, on a bed stand or read it to a child.
8. Don’t get nervous about acknowledgment. It’s all right to ask, “Did you get my letter to you?” Don’t push it with “Did you like it?”
9. Find time to write another letter. Make it a habit.
10. Write a letter now!
Young people want to shape the world.
Camp Fire provides the opportunity to find their spark, lift their voice, and discover who they are.
In Camp Fire, it begins now.