There's always been something magical about the deep blue sea that's captivated and mystified humans for thousands of years. Although myths and legends about mermaids or monstrous sea creatures have been debunked, much still remains unknown about our oceans. One thing, however, is certain: Our beautiful seas are integral to human life and encourage biodiversity within our ecosystems.
World Oceans Day is celebrated on the 8th of June every year and was initiated by the United Nations to draw attention to ocean damage caused by humans, as well as to appreciate the role that the sea plays in our lives.
Let's face it, kids don’t care about stats, and will need something more stimulating than a list of numbers to understand the importance of protecting our oceans. Now more than ever, it’s essential to educate young people on how to do their part in protecting the environment, as their generation, and the many generations after them, will be most affected. So exactly how can you inform kids about World Oceans Day in a fun and memorable way?
Say shell-o to sea creature costumes! Dressing up as their favorite toothy shark or whimsical octopus is bound to spark interest in marine life. Made from quality materials, these costumes can be used time and again and passed on to friends and family members when your little one outgrows them.
Watch a sea-themed movie to get them thinking about the ocean. Got a Little Mermaid fan? She’ll love wearing our Ariel The Little Mermaid costume from ©Disney, or the beautiful, iridescent Sequin Mermaid Costume. Dress-up is a great way to inspire children’s imaginations and engage them in conversations on important topics such as protecting the ocean.
Whatever you decide to do to honor World Oceans Day this year, dive in and have fun! Any action, big or small, is worthwhile and helps to ensure our oceans stay clean.
Show your friends some love this National Best Friends Day! We know friendships should be celebrated every day, but June 8th is an opportunity for people to do something extra special. So your little ones aren’t stuck for ideas, we’ve created an action-packed list of the top 5 activities kids can do to celebrate National Best Friends Day!
Looking for some all-American, Fourth of July outfit inspiration for the kids? Celebrate Independence Day in style this year! From classic red, white and blue attire to flaunt at the parade, stars and stripes to show their patriotism, or summer staples they’ll rock all summer long, we’ve got you covered.