On this day in 1947, India won her Independence after spending over 100 years under British Raj. Today marks the 68th year of Independence.
“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” Nelson Mandela.
Our generation or the generation before or after will never know the real meaning of freedom or how our ancestors struggled and eventually fought to give us this right to live free.
Aarya (age 4) knows that India is our country and can identify our flag… but doesn’t really *get* what it really means. This month I want to focus on making him understand (at a very basic level) what it all really represents.
Our National Flag and its significance–
–> Here is an awesome post done by Rashmie from Mommy Labs explaining the significance of our National flag. I hope to explain all this to Aarya at some point.
–> This post from Putti’s World has an awesome collection of Indian Flag crafts.
Books (general) –
Here is a list of awesome books put together by Manjiri @Buzzing Bubs which help teach kids the essence of freedom!
Here is a list of some good books set in/ about India. I hope to find several more and add to our list very soon!
Independence Day Activities for kids
Here is a list of 50+ activities, all related to Independence Day; collected and shared by the awesome Shruthi over at Artsy Craftsy Mom! I cannot think we can add anything to this list, it is so comprehensive and exclusive!
Another beautiful craft shared by The Mom Views is also on our list of to-do!
We hope to make the tricolor pulav (rice), here is a recipe with natural ways to color the rice! And totally love the wayshe did it too.
This rice recipe from Cooking My Way uses food coloring, but looks equally yummy!
I hope you all have a wonderful day!
In today’s world, I pray our kids are free from bullying, abuse, hatred and war.