India will celebrate her 70th Independence Day on August 15, 2016. Today’s kids hardly know much about our Independence and the struggle our people went through to attain it. However, you can use this Independence Day as the perfect opportunity to bond with your child while imparting knowledge in fun ways and prepare your kid to be a responsible citizen for the future of India.
Here are few ways through which you can make this Independence Day special and bond with your family.
1. Perform a play
In order to teach your kids more about Independence Day you can produce a play revolving around the theme of Independence. You can ask other family members to participate and act out roles of different freedom fighters. This is a fun way to engage your children and teach them about our glorious past. It will also help you connect, as a family.
2. Read out stories
There are many stories written about our Independence. You can carry out a reading session at your place or in your society where different families can read out stories about the different struggles or stories of our freedom fighters. The kids will find it fun and you’ll feel a special connection with your family as well as your neighbours.
3. Show patriotic movies
You can run a movie marathon for your family. Show patriotic movies to your kids in order to help them learn more. Movies have a great impact on people and showing patriotic movies will help your child understand Independence Day better. You can show movies like Gandhi, The Legend of Bhagat Singh, Shaheed, Mangal Pandey – The Rising, etc.
4. Trips to historic monuments/places
Nothing tells us more about our history than the places themselves. Taking trips to such places will not only be a good idea to bond with the family but will also teach your kids so much about the journey of Independence. This educative cum fun family outing will help your kid learn a lot and you will also get a chance to explore more.
5. Carry out competitions
Try and bring as many people as possible to involve in this activity. Ask your neighbours to prepare their children for competitions like fancy dress or plays and at the end you can hand out prizes. This way the kids will try and give their best and in the process learn about our Independence Day.
Many people crib about the new generation not knowing much about the struggles and difficulties our people went through at the time of Independence. This is the time for you, as a parent, to teach your kid and bond with them.
Happy Independence Day!