When the Independence Day is nearing, we all become more aware of freedom and want to infuse patriotism into our little one. But, 15th August is more than just tri color, flag hoisting and singing the national anthem. We need to take time and celebrate the freedom and also teach its importance to our kids. The celebration should not last just for a day, it should be forever. Here are
7 Ways to Teach Kids About Freedom
Explain what is 15th August all About
It is not only a just independence day, it is a historic moment which we got after struggling for 200 years. Independence Day is a very significant day when each India pay respects to all the freedom fighters who have worked hard to provide independence to our country.
Celebrate the Indian Flag
Get a photo of India flag, try to explain the importance of each color on the flag. The saffron colors indicate strength and courage, the white denotes peace and the green color signifies the growth and fertility of our land. Tell them to count the spokes and explain the importance. Share stories communicating the importance of our national flag, share about Pingali Venkayya, the designer of the Indian flag.
Rejoice the Freedom
Encourage them to share their feelings about freedom, communicate the importance of the freedom which we are enjoying and how we should always use it in a good way. It is great to share opinion and how privileged we are to live in a democratic country without any fear. Take a moment to thank all the freedom fighters who have struggled for our freedom.
Pray for the Freedom Fighters
After huge sacrifices, struggles, bloodshed, and revolution India has got the Independence. The kids would love to know about brave stories of courage and sacrifices by our leaders. Tell them about the true spirit and courage stories by famous freedom fighters like Bhagat Singh, Mangal Pandey, Subhas Chandra Bose, Mahatma Gandhi etc.
Pray for our Soldiers and Military forces
Explains kids about the major contribution done by our brave soldiers and armed force to keep us well protected from terrorist and other attacks. Their hard work is the reason which allows us to have a peaceful life. They have a hard job and their contribution makes our life easy.
Share your Family’s Stories about Freedom
There can surely be chances that anyone from your family would have served the military or your grandparents might be aware of much interesting freedom fighting stories which they would have passed to you. Share it with your kids and let them know why freedom is very special to them.
Another wonderful way to encourage the child to know more about freedom is DIY activities. Ask the kid to color the national flag and teach them the importance of each color, sing Vande Mataram with them, tell them stories of freedom fighter via puppet show etc.