Activities of Republic Day to instil Patriotism in young children

Republic Day Activities for Play school Kids

The struggle of our ancestors for the freedom of our country is inspirational. On Republic Day our Constitution came into effect. Since young children will not be able to comprehend their Rights at such a tender age, let’s make this 74th Republic Day extra special and instil a feeling of patriotism and nationalism through a few creative activities.


Republic Day Quiz and RiddlesRepublic Day Quiz

The school can organize a Quiz show or Riddles based on the Freedom Fighters and Independence Day dates. As young children won’t be able to understand the struggle and instances our ancestors went through at that time, the least we can do is to make them learn the names and slogans of our Freedom Fighters. 


Patriotic Movie MarathonPatriotic Movie Marathon 

In India, we believe in Nationalism and Patriotism by heart and that is why our film fraternity has created so many patriotic movies for the audience. Some of them are; URI, Raazi, Lakshya, Rang De Basanti, Swades, Parmanu, Shershaah, Lagaan, Mission Mangal, Mission Kashmir, Baby, A Wednesday, Border, and much more. 


Historical Books Historical Books

Indeed, every child enjoys a good bedtime story, Parents must be telling them about fairytales and cartoons but have they ever tried to tell them about our historical books?

Here are some suggestions for historical books that could be read to young children. 


India’s Freedom Story– Ira Saxena & Nilima Sinha

Independent India- Megha Gupta

The Teenage Diary of Raani Lakshmibai– Tanushree Podder

The Adventure of Young Ambedkar– Devyangi Khobragade

Heroes the colour of Dust- Amit Majumdar

The Constitution of India for Children– Subhadra Sen

Her Name was Freedom: 35 fearless Women who fought for India’s Independence- Anu Kumar  


Make the Indian FlagIndian Flags Images – Browse 73,843 Stock Photos, Vectors, and Video | Adobe Stock

Let the children make our Indian Flag and learn what every colour on the flag signifies. 


Saffron– Strength and Courage

White– Peace & Truth

Green– Fertility & Growth

Navy Blue– Charkha 


Indoor activities, Drills, and Parade

The school should conduct a Republic Day Drill and Parades to let the young children understand the importance of discipline, our cultural heritage, and unity in diversity. Parents must take them to watch parades. Some of the activities that might be helpful are listed below. 


  • Dance and Sing Patriotic songs 
  • Enact skits based on slogans of our freedom fighters
  • Conduct a fancy dress competition
  • Conduct drills based on folk dance and cultural songs 
  • Perform parades to give tribute to the nation


Flag Hoisting 

It is a different feeling altogether when you watch a Flag Hoisting ceremony. The feeling of patriotism and belongingness is what every child should seek. Parents and teachers should tell young children a noteworthy difference that on Independence day, Flag Hoisting signifies our win over Colonial/British rule, and on Republic Day it signifies that the Indian Constitution was adopted this day. 


Historical Visit in Delhi and outside Delhi 

To connect with our historical win over British rule here is a list of a few historical places that young children with great significance. 


In Delhi

  • Gandhi Smriti
  • Raj Ghat
  • India Gate
  • Red Fort


All over India 

  • Agra Fort, Agra
  • Jallianwala Bagh, Amritsar
  • Kirit Mandir, Porbandar
  • Sabarmati Ashram, Ahmedabad
  • Cellular Jail, Andaman & Nicobar Island
  • Gateway of India, Mumbai 



It is important to educate young children about the significance of Republic Day and instil the feeling of Patriotism and Nationalism. Activities enable young children to have a sense of collective identity and help to mold themselves into better and responsible citizens of India.


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