Republic Day is near and like every important occasion, I like to have a fun learning session with my son and teach him by activities that are interesting and informative too. As kids, we had plans for Republic Day that involved getting up and watching the parade and then running to the terrace to watch the plane go buy (my house was in their way). However times are changing, nowadays, kids do not have the same excitement or patriotism for that matter and we as parents are to be blamed! Little easy activities go a long way to teach your kids. Here are a few educative and exciting activities we are planning for this year:
Making the national flag
Help your children make the national flag of India and this can be done with the help of ice cream sticks, colored rice, shredded colored paper, stamps etc. This keeps the kid engaged and also teaches children the shape and colors of the national flag.
Another interactive activity you can engage your kid is painting. Teach them how to paint an air show or flag hosting scene for the republic day. It is quite easy as you just need to help them out by arranging the watercolours, white paper and paint brushes with few guidelines of painting.
Introducing children to the currency of India
Buy a book that has all the denominations from coins to the notes of India as this teaches your child all about the currency of the country. Nothing could be a more worthy session than this on Republic Day.
Planning a boat race between two countries
Doing this you can involve your kids in a simple yet interesting game. Have flags as the symbol and make paper boats and plan a boat race just for enthusiasm.
Making tricolor sandwiches
Every parent wants do this on Independence Day and Republic Day for their children. You can try making some tri-colored sandwiches with your kids’ help that will make food interesting to look and eat.
Make or buy cupcakes and arrange icing in tri colour and a few decorations and let the kids enjoy their cupcake decoration time!
How do you plan to make this Republic Day fun?