Today I am extremely happy to share with you snapshots of our India themed activity shelf along with loads of FREE Printables that you can download at the end of the post. This post is a part of REPUBLIC DAY 2016 PARTY hosted by the very talented mommy blogger Shruti from ArstyCraftsyMom where 15 top Indian bloggers are sharing their art, craft, decor, recipes and fun activities to keep you & your family inspired. Check the other awesome moms at the end of the post!
As always, i will include a detailed video of the activities at the end of the post!
As of now here are the pictures 🙂 (sorry i just have 5 minutes to write this post, as my lil toddler will be up any minute 😉 )
Here is a look at our shelf. I used some flags and posters to create the India-theme:
First tray was an introduction to our tri-color national flag, along with some geographical study. I created a little Asia continent printable with India on it. We also studied the phonic sound “I” of India.
Later we did our favorite scooping / pouring work using rice and two other lentils. This gelled with the tri-color of the Flag 🙂
Then we studied about famous freedom fighters of India along with some special national attributes.
We also had fun studying the national state animals of India!
Next up, we matched some famous spices of India to their printable cards!
We also used music instrument cards and art appreciation cards as pre-reading cards:
Next, we had a fun time matching artistic elephants! Such a great visual discrimination activity.
We also did a pre-writing activity by making black stripes on a Tiger.
And finally we did some FUN fine motor activity using DIY Flags and Tri-color clay 🙂
Download all the FREE printables here:
And here is the Vlog: