How can your family celebrate International Family Equality Day while under stay-at-home orders for the coronavirus?

Here are a few suggestions – choose the one(s) you like the most!

In or on any of these projects, feel free to include a little phrase or slogan related to the IFED 2020 theme: Family Diversity in Education. We’ll be presenting a virtual exhibit of your photos showing all your wonderful creations!

Rainbow pastry

  • Make a rainbow pastry

  • Take a picture of your creation

  • Send us the photo and the recipe

Here’s an example of a pastry creation.


Serving a healthy version of the rainbow

Alongside the bright colors of these pastries, fruits and vegetables are another great way to serve a rainbow.

Here are some pictures from the internet to give you creative inspiration!

  • Make a dish

  • Take a picture of your creation

  • Send us the photo and the list of ingredients


Landart in a rainbow of colors

If you have a yard, garden, or are able to go outside in a natural setting while respecting your local stay-at-home orders and social-distancing guidelines, you can also make small “paintings” or pictures with things found in nature. You can either make a whole rainbow or make several compositions in one or more colors of the rainbow.

Here are some pictures from the internet to give you creative inspiration!

  • Take a picture of your creation

  • Send us the photo


Eco-friendly DIY with recycled plastic

As a way to promote sustainable development, you can now find many DIY (Do-It-Yourself) ideas that use recycled colored plastic.

Here are some pictures from the internet to give you creative inspiration!

  • Take a picture of your creation

  • Send us the photo


DIY with empty toilet paper rolls

There are many DIY (Do-It-Yourself) projects you can enjoy using the cardboard tubes leftover from toilet paper rolls. And you can make much more than just Easter bunnies – you can easily craft all kinds of animals with these tubes. Take a look at these ideas and find ways to give them a rainbow touch!

  • Make multiple models of the same animal using a different color of the rainbow for each

  • Make different animals, each in a color of the rainbow

  • Make a rainbow family representing your family or other families you know

Here are some pictures from the internet to give you creative inspiration!

  • Take a picture of your creation

  • Send us the photo


Colored-paper collage

You can also make a rainbow design or a single-color creation by collecting scraps of wrapping paper and/or tearing up old magazines and sorting the pieces by color. These projects are wonderful for young children.

Here are some pictures from the internet to give you creative inspiration!

  • Make whatever artistic creation you wish

  • Take a picture of your creation

  • Send us the photo


A drawing on the theme of rainbow families

You can also ask your child to draw your family or do a drawing on the theme of rainbow families

Here’s an example of a drawing by a 9-year-old child

  • Take a picture of your creation

  • Send us the photo


Give your children’s nursery rhymes and songs a rainbow touch

  • Choose several very well-known children’s nursery rhymes or songs that have melodies and beats you like, ones you would enjoy singing or reciting with your family

  • Change the words so that they are about our families. This is done by counting the number of syllables in each musical phrase and replacing the original line with a phrase having the same number of syllables.

  • Find an instrumental version of the music on the internet

  • Practice singing/reciting your new version of the song/rhyme a few times with your children

  • Record your performance

  • Send us the audio file

Here’s an example recorded by one of our families


Children’s literature: introduce us to one of your favorite books

  • From your home collections, choose albums/books that cover the theme of rainbow families or family diversity in general or, more specifically, family diversity in education

  • Take a picture of the book’s cover

  • If your child is old enough, ask your child to say one or two sentences describing a) what the book is about and b) why s/he thinks it’s great

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In 2020 IFED was celebrated in 152 Towns in 62 Countries. Greetings to all LGBTIQ* Families, related, friends, activists out there.

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