Today is Republic day and what better day to engage our kids in some republic day activities and 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 and crafts 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. Do scroll down till the end to download free India themed coloring worksheets.

I have also added some more Tricolor crafts that you can do – Check out this list of Independence day crafts.

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So here are some very easy republic day activities and crafts that you can plan to do with kids.

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Republic Day Activities and crafts for 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.

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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

Republic day Activities

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.

diy flag with popsicle sticks

Ice-cream Popsicle sticks national flags can also be hung on walls using a ribbon as shown below

tiranga with popsicle sticks


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.

You can also see what Bhuvaneswari a mother who is reborn for her little hero Haren, a very sensible 4 year old, encouraged her son to do – make Indian national flag with clay.

Bhuvaneswari believes in letting her son do things on his own and making him independent.


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 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.

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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

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Introduce your kid to National Bird – Make Peacock with paper or leaves

Republic Day is a good time to introduce your kids to National bird of India and one of the ways of doing this would be by making this easy Paper Peacock using leaves.

Leaf Peacock

Or you can also make a peacock using colored papers as shown below

Paper Peacock craft

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Make Tricolor Paper Flowers

You can make tricolor paper flowers with your kids. This could be simple ones for toddlers and preschoolers or a little elaborate ones using Origami or paper quilling for bigger kids.

Tricolour Badge or Flower


Easy Tricolor Paper Flower by using Paper strips, forming loops of paper strips and pasting them.

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Make Tricolor Paper Buntings or wall decoration

You can involve kids to make beautiful tricolor paper buntings or wall decorations. These are great as Republic day crafts for kids and can be used to decorate school boards or preschool Republic day themed projects.

Easy Tricolor flower or wall decoration with Pista shells


tricolour flower with pistachios shells

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Make Tricolor candles using glitter tapes and popsicle sticks

You can also make Tricolor candles using popsicle sticks and glitter tapes to spread light, hope and happiness.

Tricolour Candles with popsicle sticks and glittery tapes


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Make Tricolor garlands using Pom poms

Pom Poms are great for kids of all ages, you can use them to make garlands for decoration or they can also be used to make simple wrist bands for kids.

Republic day crafts Tri color PomPom garland wrist bands

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Make Tricolor Key chains using Paper quilling

This is another idea I loved, you can make Tricolor key chains using quilled paper.

Republic day crafts Tri color Keychain quilled paper

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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.

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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.

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Click here to see more such activities from her.

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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.

Hope you enjoyed this list of Indian republic day activities and crafts for kids. These Republic day crafts can also be used to decorate bulletin boards in schools or kindergarten.

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Download Free India themed Coloring sheets

You can also use Republic Day or Independence day as an opportunity to talk to your kids about National symbols of India, our currency and famous monuments. Here are more than 10 free coloring sheets/worksheets on India theme to help you get started with the conversation.

Taj Mahal coloring sheet Independence Day and Republic Day

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Do let us know what you did this Republic day by using comments below.

Apart from keeping your kid engaged, Do you know such crafts are also great for developing fine motor skills , hand eye coordination and Visual spatial Intelligence.

If you want to check out how, do read our popular posts on Child Growth and Development.

Hope you enjoy reading it and find it useful.

You may also be interested in some Easy Rakhi crafts for kids.


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  1. What lovely, fun and innovative ideas! I can see the kids being busy and entertained for the whole weekend with these!

  2. You have shared such amazing ideas.. Thanks for this fun post.

  3. Awesome set of activities for kids. Im sure they would just love it, not just during republic day but on given day in the spirit of being Indian 🙂

    • Thanks Nameesh and so true 🙂 I could not have put it better. These activities are great way to inculcate a sense of patriotism and talk about our country and are great not only for Independence Day or Republic day but we can do them anytime 🙂

  4. We made a triColour cake and a flag.Loved all the ideas.

  5. I was looking for something for my cousin, all the activities are really awesome. I am trying the tricolor sandwich for her lunch, hope it turns out good…

  6. This post reminded me so much of my school days when days prior to Republic Day we used to have so many wonderful arts and crafts session.

    • Thanks a lot rohini. Yeah I absolutely loved those days. We also had SUPW Classes in our school where we did crafts and embroidery. it was fun.

  7. Thanks for sharing so many beautiful ideas. The DIY are actually very easy that kids would love to craft this republic Day

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