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Monday, 29 March 2021

Celebrating the month of the Military Child with Little Troopers

April is the international month of the military child and charity Little Troopers is inviting military families to join in and celebrate with their children.  

Kicking off the celebrations on Saturday 3rd April, the charity is holding a free virtual Easter party at 2pm. The special interactive show will be packed with magic, songs, games and storytelling to entertain military children of all ages. Tickets are free but must be booked in advance by following this link.  

Later in the school holidays, the charity will be hosting a live Facebook baking event on Thursday 8th April at 3pm where military families are encouraged to come together and bake alongside Great British Bake-Off star, Beca Lyne-Pirkis.  

As a special gift, Little Troopers will be giving away free packets of sunflower seeds for children to grow at home this summer. Families can order their packs now by visiting the charity’s dedicated Month of the Military Child web page. Throughout the month, families can also download a series of free activities from the Little Troopers website to get them talking about what it means to be a military child. The activities include games, recipes, colouring-in sheets, school activities and a special ‘X-Ray of feelings’ illustration which explores some of the unique experiences and emotions associated with being a little trooper.   

The charity will be running a series of giveaways on its social media pages and has also launched a limited-edition grey version of its Little Troopers t-shirt featuring the dandelion motif – the official flower of the military child.