Today is Republic day and what better day to engage our kids in some republic day activities and patriotic crafts.
And while we are crafting, let us tell our kids about why this day is special. Why has it been declared as a national holiday. Why do we celebrate it. If you are looking for a simple way to explain this to your kid do read How To Explain The Significance Of Republic Day To Your Child In Simple Words
As said by Benjamin Franklin – “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” So there is no better way to teach our kids but to involve them.
The below are carefully selected Republic day activities from around the world. These are activities that I would like to do with my son as and when I get time and when he is ready for them.
So here are some very easy republic day activities and kids crafts that you can plan to do with kids.
Trace the outline of India in map
You can print India map on A4 sized sheet and involve your toddler in tracing the outline using heart beads as Bindu from Our fun little place did with her toddler.
A fun activity with lots of fine motor exercise for those little fingers and see how beautiful our country looks.
Make National Flag of India
You can teach your kids how to make Indian flag. Check out these creative ideas for making flag.
You can make our national flag by cutting tri-colored thick sheets into equal strips
Or you can chose to make national flag of India with ice cream sticks. This is what I did with my toddler. It was fun watching him stick Popsicle sticks to white paper.
Check out what Sulbha from our journey of learning did with her very talented adorable toddlers.They made flag of India from colored rice, from paint colors and from coloured papers (a simple DIY cut and paste activity).
Such activities not only keep your toddler engaged and happy but also improve their fine motor skills and hand eye co-ordination. I also use this as an opportunity to teach them about colours and shapes.
Bhuvaneswari believes in letting her son do things on his own and making him independent.
Paint Airshow for Republic day
Another interesting activity to talk about how we celebrate republic day is to let you kid paint airshow for Republic Day. All it requires is a white paper, water colours and paint brushes.
Introduce your kids to national symbols and currency of India
You can use a All in One book to explain about the national symbols and currency of India. This activity can be followed with matching the national symbol color cards on a black and white printable.
Boat Race between two countries
Who does not like races ? Involve your kid in this simple game and plan a boat race between two countries. No prize for guessing which country will win today.
Dry transferring of Dal and colored rice resembling the tricolor
Transferring is one activity that is loved by all kids. So another great idea from Bindu on Republic day theme.
You can use tricolor Dal and rice for a transferring activity or just for sensory play. For older kids you can also involve them in making India flag rangoli.
Click here to see more such activities from her.
Make tricolor sandwiches
Looking for republic day food ideas. Why not make tricolor sandwiches ?
This is what Sulbha and her toddlers did to celebrate republic day. The toddlers did everything – right from grating, making till eating on their own.
You can also check out this recipe from Tarla Dalal for the same
Make Paper Plate Peacock
Click here for full tutorial from Tarana on this easy peacock craft work.
Make Tricolor Paper Flower
Click here for full tutorial from Sparkling Buds on how to make tricolor paper flower.
Hope you enjoyed this list of Indian republic day activities for kids. These crafts can also be used to decorate bulletin boards in schools or kindergarten.
Do let us know what you did by using comments below.
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