Significance of Independence Day to child and activities for them
Make them realize
Well, kids, what will you do if someone locks you up and does not open the door for long days? Imagine, if someone binds your hands and legs strongly and doesn’t allow you to move on your own, what would you feel? If it would happen to me, I will protest against it both mentally and physically. Same things happened to our country India. Do you know how India got her freedom back? Come, today we will know about the significance of 15th August, our Independence Day.
Tell them the Brief History
Around 200 years back, India was captivated by British, that means British were not allowing Indian people what they wanted to do. Low wages were given to Indian workers while British workers got the high amount of wages.
Discrimination based on skin colour, various kinds of oppression, demotivating and underestimating Indians were their regular practice. India’s freedom movement started with the revolt called “Sepoy Mutiny” because British Empire made fun out of Indian tradition, culture, religion, education, and so many things. While Mangal Pandey, the famous soldier bravely raised his voice along with his gun against British, the fire of revolution got aired.
“How can one be compelled to accept slavery?” By fighting back to the British soldiers they started struggling to attain independence. After many small and big wars against British Empire, the idea of unshackling our mother India got more concrete in the decade of 1900s. Under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi, Subhas Chandra Bose, Bhagat Singh, Lala Lajpat Rai, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Sukhdev and Rajguru, Chandra Sekhar Azad and so many legends, we bravely fought against British Empire and we won.
Buy them the National flag and possibly Gandhi Topi
Tell them about our Tri-coloured Flag and its significance. Tri Color flag should be placed which is cleaned, respected and never fall down on the ground. Teach them that the showing respect to the Tricolor flag is every Indian citizen responsibility.
Teach them about the National Signs
Tell them about our Tri-coloured Flag and its significance. You can ask them what they know about the national symbol, fruit, flower, sport, anthem, and song. You can start up a quiz among the kids, as it may increase their interest level.
Sing Patriotic Songs and Watch Patriotic Movies together
Sing patriotic songs and watch patriotic movies with them. It will have fun at times they will learn about the significance of these songs. At the time of hoisting Indian flag, make them learn how to do a salute. Make them understand that we do all these things to show tribute to the freedom fighters who fought for our country.
Visit Freedom Fighter near by
Most of the freedom fighter's are in their old ages and their energy has not gone old, they still have the great enthusiasm to share the story with us ... Teach children to respect them visit them.
Arrange a trip to a Historical Place
Visiting to a historical place will be helpful also. You can show your kids historical photographs, revolutionary videos, or places related with freedom movement through online.