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26 Fun Activities for India’s Republic Day Celebrations at School

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Republic Day of India is one of the most important days in the country’s calendar. It marks the day when the Constitution of India came into effect, making India an independent and sovereign nation. It is also a day to honour India’s struggle for freedom and the hard-fought victory that established India as a republic.

The Constitution of India provides the framework for the governance of the country and ensures that all citizens are treated equally, regardless of their caste, creed, or religion. It is a day to celebrate the rights and privileges of all citizens and to honour the brave patriots who gave their lives to make India an independent nation. Celebrated on the 26th of January every year, it commemorates the proud history of India and its people, as well as the progress made over the years.

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Schools across the country use this occasion to teach children about the importance of the day and how to be proud of the country’s rich heritage. On this day, schools across the country conduct special assemblies and activities to commemorate the day. The National Flag of India is hoisted, patriotic songs are sung, and the national anthem is played. Children often participate in various activities, such as essay writing, poem recitation, painting, and cultural performances. These activities are not only fun, but also help to instil a sense of patriotism in young minds.

Interesting activities to do in school on Republic Day of India

Republic Day is a great opportunity to teach children about the importance of the day and to instil a sense of patriotism in them. There are a variety of activities that can be done in school to make the celebration of Republic Day an enjoyable and memorable experience. To make learning about Republic Day more fun and engaging, we have compiled some interesting activities in this blog that can be done in school on the day.

Indoor activities

1. Quiz

Hold a quiz competition related to the history of India , Constitution and more in the classroom.

Quiz Competition Republic Day

2. Debate

Hold a debate with the “importance of Republic Day” as the topic. You can split the students into two teams and give each of them an opportunity to express their point of view.

Republic Day Students

3. Poster making competition

You can hold a poster making competition on the theme of Republic Day and even reward the students who create the best posters.

Poster Making Competition

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4. Essay writing competition

Organize an essay writing competition on the topic of “What does India’s Republic Day mean to me?” and let your students’ creative juices flow.

Essay writing competition

5. Write a poem/song

This does not necessarily have to be a competition. You can ask the students to write a poem or song on the occasion of Republic Day.

Write a poem song

6. Make a collage

Make a collage about the Indian Constitution. You can ask students to contribute and even help them put together the collage and display it in school.

Make a collage

7. Short film

There is no limit to creativity these days especially with the availability of technology. You can ask the students to make a short film within the class room on the theme of “India’s freedom struggle” and showcase the works in school on Republic Day.

Short film

8. Fancy dress competition

Organize a fancy dress competition where students dress up as freedom fighters and personalities relevant to the day.

Fancy dress competition

9. Musicals

Hold a musical show with your talented students regarding the history of India to remind everyone of the day’s significance.

Musicals Activity

10. Exhibition

Let your students collect photographs, newspaper clippings and souvenirs that reflect the themes of patriotism and India’s journey to being a republic.

Republic Day Exhibition

11. Letter writing

This is another activity that does not have to be a competition. Ask the students to write a letter to a freedom fighter thanking them for their contribution.

Letter writing

12. Painting competition

Give students a theme related to Republic Day and let them bring to life what they have in mind regarding the theme in the form of paintings. You can even reward the best paintings.

Painting competition

13. Role Play

This activity is both fun and informative. You can organize role play in the class room where students can impersonate any of the personalities who have had a role in India’s freedom struggle or even act out scenes from the various well-known moments of India’s struggle for freedom.

Role Play

14. Create scrapbooks

Ask students to collect news pieces, images and everything related to the history of India and put together a scrap book. You can also have them gift their scrap books to other students.

Create scrapbooks

15. Short story writing

This is yet another activity that helps students get creative. You can ask the students to write a short story based on “India’s struggle for freedom.”

Short story writing

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Outdoor activities
1. Flag hoisting

Our national festivals always start with flag hoisting. Invite an eminent personality or the heads of the school to hoist the national flag to kick start the Republic Day celebrations.

India Republic Day Flag hoisting

2. March past/parade

Conduct a march past ceremony or Republic Day parade performed by the students, waving the Indian Flag.

March Past

3. Skits

Team students and organize skits that showcase the journey to India’s freedom and being a republic.

Skits

4. Patriotic tag

Organize the patriotic version of the popular game of tag. Let the students tag each other while reciting patriotic slogans.

Patriotic tag

5. Patriotic charades

Charades has been a favourite game, especially amongst students. This Republic Day, organize a game of “patriotic charades” where teams of students can compete to act out scenes related to freedom fighters.

Patriotic Charades

6. Patriotic treasure hunt

Treasure hunt, but make it patriotic. Leave clues related to India’s history in the school premises and let the students search and find them. You can even reward the student who finds the most clues.

Patriotic treasure hunt

7. Patriotic bingo

This is yet another patriotic version of one of the popular games among students – bingo. In the game of “patriotic bingo,” students can fill out cards with patriotic slogans.

Bingo

 

8. Singing competition

Organize a singing competition, where students can sing patriotic songs. This can be a solo or a group event.

Singing competition

9. Dance off

Dance offs bring in the festive mood and enthusiasm among participants as well spectators. Have a “patriotic dance off” where teams of students can dance to patriotic songs.

Patriotic bingo

10. Capture the flag

Organize a game of “patriotic capture the flag” where teams of students can divide into two teams and compete to capture the flag.

Capture the flag

11. Republic Day stalls

Organize Republic Day stalls and let students volunteer to sell souvenirs and materials related to the day. You can even donate the money raised for a national cause.

Republic Day stalls

Tips to celebrate Republic Day the fun and safe way

Celebrating Republic Day in school is a great way to teach children about their country’s history and to instill a sense of patriotism in them. However, it is important to ensure that the celebration is conducted in a safe and responsible manner. Here are some tips for a fun and safe Republic Day celebration in school.

  • Choose activities that are age-appropriate and relevant to the occasion.
  • Ensure that the activities are conducted in a safe and supervised environment.
  • Make sure that the students follow all safety guidelines and adhere to the school’s code of conduct.
  • Encourage the students to treat the national flag with the utmost respect.
  • Ensure that all activities are conducted in a respectful and dignified manner.
  • Make sure that all activities have an educational component to them.
  • Encourage the students to show respect and appreciation for their country and its history.
  • Ensure that the students are aware of the importance of the day and the significance of the Indian Constitution.
  • Provide adequate resources and materials for the activities.
  • Make sure that all the activities are conducted in a fun and engaging manner.

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Republic Day of India is an important day that marks the country’s adoption of the Indian Constitution. Schools across the country organize various activities to commemorate the day and to teach children about its importance. There are a variety of activities that can be done in school to make the celebration of Republic Day an enjoyable and memorable experience.

From quiz competitions and poster-making to debates and outdoor activities, there are plenty of interesting activities that can be done in school to make the occasion a fun and engaging one. However, it is important to ensure that the celebration is conducted in a safe and responsible manner. By following the tips given above, schools can ensure that their students have a safe and enjoyable Republic Day celebration.

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