June 24th was International Fairy Day, and while you’d be hard-pressed to find a fairy-believing adult — they’re out there, though — it’s a great day to celebrate with your kids. Actually, the day itself was created by an adult. Jessica Galbreth, a renowned fairy artist, decided that it was about time these winged creatures had a day to themselves. We’re just not sure why we didn’t think of it first. [photo via flickr]
You don’t really hear much about fairies in the everyday world. That’s probably because they’re fairies and therefore don’t exist. But fairies are, undoubtedly, a key figure in a lot of great movies and shows for kids. They’re the tiny little helpers who transform pumpkins into carriages and swap silver dollars for teeth. Of course, there are some people out there who do believe that fairies exist and that fairy folklore and legend stems from the truth. In order to see fairies, though, you have to truly believe. How convenient.
So, how do you celebrate International Fairy Day? Well, there are a lot of options. Take your pick:
- Read Classic Fairy Tales: Classic fairy tales tend to possess more imagination and grandeur than their modern versions. For some reason, the classics remain superior, and now’s the time to introduce them to your little ones.
- Throw a Fairy Party: Seriously, this is a great idea. First of all, parties are the best (but keep an eye on the cake consumption or you’ll be dealing with kid with a sugar-high). Second of all, you don’t have to come up with a theme, and that’s half the battle.
- Reconnect with Nature: Fairies are synonymous with nature, taking long lazy walks in the woods, sanctuaries or even in your own garden are wonderful ways to reconnect.
- Sprinkle Fairy Dust: No, not real fairy dust, silly. The term “fairy dust” is used to refer to a few different things, including the glitter on greeting cards, and the powdered sugar on baked goods.
So, sure, you might not believe in fairies anymore. But you also probably don’t believe in Santa Claus, and he still visits every Christmas. Take the time to celebrate this magical day with your kids!