The Queen's Baton was presented to the children alongside Northern Ireland's First Minister and Deputy First Minister on the steps of Stormont by Dame Mary Peters.
Conal Heatley from Northern Ireland Commonwealth Games Council said: "This brings the games into perspective, we are so close to their opening.
"We have some of our team selected and there will be more announced and this brings it home to us how important the games really are.
"The Games are important because they bring all the countries together, from those large countries to the small Pacific islands, and puts them on an equal footing as a commonwealth of nations."
He added: "Not only is the baton a sporting event, but it also presents us the opportunity to promote Northern Ireland."