World Children’s Day

In 2023, Pope Francis declared that the Catholic Church’s first World Children’s Day would take place on 25-26 May, 2024. The event focus will take place in Rome, but the Pope calls on Catholics around the globe to celebrate this special day in their own Diocese too. World Children’s Day invites children from around the globe, including those of other faiths, to join together in friendship and prayer.

“Like Jesus, we want to put children at the centre and care for them.”

Pope Francis

Mission Together is encouraging pupils to join with their global sisters and brothers and celebrate World Children’s Day in their school or parish. We’ve produced several resources to assist this which can be downloaded below. Find out more about World Children’s Day by visiting the official website.

World Children’s Day Assembly
World Children's Day assembly notes (127 downloads ) World Children's Day assembly slides (87 downloads )
Celebration of the Word
WCD Celebration of the Word notes (79 downloads ) WCD Celebration of the Word slides (65 downloads )
Virtual Map and Explorer Worksheets

Through our Virtual Map children can explore our global home and learn about their sisters and brothers around the world. Click here to visit the map.

Explorer Worksheets: Set One (175 downloads ) NEW: Explorer Worksheets. Set Two (145 downloads )
Words for our World

Words for our World invites pupils to learn more about our global family by reading books based within each of the Mission Rosary continents. Click here to find out more.

The Mission Rosary

The Mission Rosary is made up of five sets of different coloured beads, each colour representing a continent. Through it’s use, children around the world pray for each other. Click here to find out more.

Prayers for our Continents (162 downloads )
Celebrating our Cultures

World Children’s Day provides a great opportunity to celebrate your school families cultural diversity. Download the resource below for ideas.

Celebrating our Cultures (72 downloads )
Other activities
Listening Activities (57 downloads ) Hands across the world (99 downloads ) Games from around the world (1749 downloads ) Delivering Our Mission Activity - team game (2443 downloads ) Children of God around the world activity sheets - KS1 (1395 downloads ) Children of God around the world activity sheets - KS2 (1251 downloads )
A letter from Pope Francis
A letter from Pope Francis for the first World Children's Day (90 downloads )