India will celebrate her 68th Republic Day on 26th of January
2017. Several national events and ceremonies are held around this time of the
year and hence it is a perfect time to teach our kids about our country and
instill a sense of patriotism in them.
Here are some interesting things to do on Republic Day with
Involve young citizens
When organizing Republic Day event, involve maximum number of
young children because it is important that our future citizens develop
patriotism and love for the country.
Flag hoisting is the core event on Republic Day. You can invite
a senior citizen to do the honors as they’d have some good information exchange
with young kids. This is a good opportunity to introduce National Flag colors
to the children.
Singing of the National Anthem
This is another important custom on Republic Day. Singing National
Anthem itself brings a feeling of pride to the citizens. You can call up children
a day or two ahead to practice the anthem and have them sing in chorus.
Organize cultural program
Cultural programs are an intrinsic part of celebrations in our
country. You can organize a patriotic singing and dancing competition and let
kids and adults participate.
Watch the parade
Delhi Republic Day
parade is the largest and grand parade that
marks the Republic Day celebrations in India. The soldiers all dressed in their
official attires with accessories showcase their skills to pay a tribute to the
Nation. So don’t miss out watching the live telecast of the parade with your child on
TV or online.
your kids about our national heroes
so many inspiring stories about national heroes that talks about their bravery
and struggles towards gaining independence of India. You can look at organising
a story telling session for kids or a fancy
dress competition where all kids dress up as National Heroes.
celebration is incomplete if you don’t carry some memories out of it. Plan and
organise some art and craft activities for kids such as making tri-colour
flags, drawing national symbols etc. Also add some tri-colour snacks to excite
of the biggest challenge you’ll have with kids is to keep your home and
particularly the child’s play room organised. Sometimes
you’ll see only toys and toys everywhere and you’ll be held up with cleaning
the mess in the playroom. But you know what, organizing a child’s playroom is
not as difficult as one might think if you maintain an organisational system.
Below are some quick tips for organizing your
View the organisational system from
your child’s level.
First thing you need to keep in mind is that you’re
organizing the playroom for your child. So you got to make it easy for them. Use
storage bins that are not too tall and keep the storage items low to the ground
for easy access. And put his/her favorite toys within sight.
drawers will ease in finding toys. It is preferred to use picture labels so it’s
easier for kids to identify what toys go where.
Storage is the key
small items like puzzle or board game units in zip-lock bags. And use big bowls for holding crayons and other colours. Once the child is done playing, have them toss their
stuff into respective storage bins. This keeps the floor un-scattered.
Use see-through bins
toys into see-through boxes for easy visibility and place it on shelves that
the child can reach. These translucent storage boxes will let the child find
her toys easily.
Display your child’s work
is always nice for children to see that they have done. Use clipboards to
display their art work. And make a chalkboard wall to capture your kid’s
doodles. This can become a source of creative expression that kids will love to
Zone the playroom
Separate play equipment into different zones. Creating different zones for
different activities will help you find the play tools easily and store them
back easily. Say soft toys in the net, storage
table for colouring and drawing tools and bins for puzzle and board games etc.
Clear some space
best way to get space is to remove everything that’s not in use. Throw out all
the broken, missing pieces then work with the child to know what toys he/she
doesn’t like to play with so you can look for donating a few. Make
de-cluttering a regular practice because as children grow, they outgrow their
toys and you can keep clearing off some space.
Pitch in kids for playroom cleaning
your kids to put up their toys or paints or
books at the end of playtime. To keep kids work in the same way, make cleaning
a chore and hang a chore rating chart in the playroom. Give stars each
day for completing the cleaning task and end the
play with everything in place.