Independence day drawing for kids
India, one of the largest democracies in the world, celebrates Independence Day on August 15th. This is a national holiday, and when Indians remember the sacrifices made by their ancestors in order to achieve freedom.
Children love to play games and carry out activities that capture the essence of Independence Day. In this MomJunction post, we present a list of 16 Independence Day events to celebrate the day.
Independence Day Fun for Children
1. Raising the flag
The celebration of Independence Day (I-Day) begins with the raising of the national flag, symbolizing the pride and dignity of the nation. You can take your child to a flag-raising ceremony in your area or school. Encourage them to participate in the event. Make them sing along with everyone else.
2. March past
The March past is a parade or procession usually held on Independence Day to foster team spirit among children. As a teacher or parent, take the initiative to organize the past at school or in your area. Give the children time to practice their skills before the final competition. The march is carried out synchronously with a loud training session and after raising the tricolour flag.
3. Painting and drawing contests.
These competitions add fun and are a great way to encourage creativity in children. You can organize drawing and painting contests based on I-Day themes. Take themes that highlight the theme of freedom and motivate children to express their feelings through colours.
4. Patriotic scenes and performances.
Sculptures and performances can make celebrating Independence Day more fun. Put the play with your child on a script that shows patriotism or the life of any famous freedom fighter. Teachers can use this activity to give children a broader understanding of the history and role of freedom fighters.
5. Patriotic singing
There are several patriotic songs in different languages. Print out the lyrics on paper and have the children sing in groups. Explain the meaning of the songs to instil a sense of love and respect for the country.
6. Cultural dance
This activity can connect children from different cultures. Your child can participate in a variety of I-Day dance activities. Get a dance instructor so the kids can learn the correct steps beforehand. Indian dance forms such as Bharatanatyam, Kathak, Kathakali, Manipuri, Kuchipudi and others can be combined into a single chain of dances.
7. Patriotic Costume Contest
It’s fun to dress up as a famous freedom fighter or as an Indian soldier in a fancy dress competition. It will be a platform for your child to learn about historical figures and the struggle for freedom. The event can be made more colourful by including unique items such as a cane and glasses for Mahatma Gandhi, a rose for Nehru and a hat for Subhash Chandra Bose.
Create an I-Day quiz for kids. Ask questions based on freedom fighters, history, events during the freedom struggle and important memorial dates. This can increase the child’s interest and knowledge of India.
9. Independence Day Film Marathon
Watch patriotic films together at home or view them using projectors in the classroom. There are many good films to watch with children. Some of them are Border, The Legend of Bhagat Singh, Rang de Basanti, Lagaan and Mangal Pandi, as well as several others in regional languages. These films are impressive and can teach your child about the patriotism and spirit of self-sacrifice shown by our freedom fighters.
10. Independence Day theme party
Involve children in creating themed decorations using colour combinations of the national flag and corresponding national symbols. As a teacher or organizer, you can prepare themed meals like tricolour sandwiches, pasta or salads, and plan themed party games.