Independence Day is celebrated on August 15th and is a national Holiday. It is the day when India won independence from the British rule. During this national festival period, The Bal Vikas guru can take the opportunity to develop the feeling of patriotism in children. The best way is to teach them about our great freedom fighters and their qualities.
Few freedom fighters and their qualities listed below
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose : Courage
Mahatma Gandhiji : Non-violence
Jawaharlal Nehru : Love
Sardar Bhagat Singh : Independent thinking
Dr.Rajendra Prasad : Kind- heartedness
Lal Bahadur Shastri : Honesty
Kamala Nehru : Compassion
Kittur Rani Chennamma : Inspiration
Sarojini Naidu : Empathy
Jhansi Rani Laxmi Bai : Détermination
Two activities have been designed for Group 2 and 3 children:
The Flash cards of freedom fighters are distributed to the children. The children and Gurus can sit in a circle. The children have to tell the quality of the freedom fighter whose picture is present on the flash card given to them. The children will take turns and the game can start clockwise.
If the child is unable to say the correct quality, any other child can volunteer to say. However, the children who want to answer will have to raise their hand. And the Guru will decide who will answer. This is to ensure that decorum is maintained.
This is an interesting game
The Flash cards of freedom fighters can be spread on the floor with lot of space between them. When the music is on, the children move around. When the music stops, the Guru takes out a chit in which the quality of each freedom fighter is written. Guru then reads a quality aloud. Eg: Courage. The children should stand near the respective flash card. Here, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.
The children who are near the correct flash card will continue in the game. The others will leave the game.The flash card and the quality already read (‘Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’ and ‘courage’) will be withdrawn.The game will continue in the same way with remaining flash cards until 3 children are still in the game. They would be the winners.