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 15Β  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!

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As always, i will include a detailed video of the activities at the end of the post!

As of now here are the pictures πŸ™‚ (sorry i just have 5 minutes to write this post, as my lil toddler will be up any minute πŸ˜‰ )

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 πŸ™‚


Then we studied about famous freedom fighters of India along with some special national attributes.

freedom fighters


We also had fun studying the national state animals of India!

national animals

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:


art 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 πŸ™‚


Download all the FREE printables here:

Elephant matching – visual discrimination

Famous Indian (Asian) Animals

Famous Indian musical instruments

I is for India

India – Asia continent study

India – famous attributes

India art cards

Indian Freedom Fighters

Indian national flag

Indian spices

Main occupation of India – Agriculture

Tiger- make stripes

And here is the Vlog:

Hope you enjoyed reading about this unit study! Do share your comments and feedback, I love to hear from you πŸ™‚

Also don’t forget to check out these amazing mom bloggers for some more patriotic inspiration πŸ™‚

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Today i am linking up at :


Preschool and kindergarten community, ArtsyCraftsyMom, The KLP linky party hosted byΒ Every star is differentΒ andΒ Montessori Nature,Β Β Tot school Gathering Place,Β 

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  2. Welcome to Mommyhood August 11, 2015 at 6:11 pm - Reply

    I really cannot tell you how much I love all of these ideas πŸ™‚ Not only do you have some wonderful India themed works but also the ideas that you share can be applied to so many other concepts! I love it!

    • Amu August 12, 2015 at 3:49 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much <3

  3. Lolly Kent August 20, 2015 at 11:19 pm - Reply

    This is a great post – wonderful activities. Thank you for sharing πŸ™‚

    • Amu August 21, 2015 at 5:13 pm - Reply

      Thank you so very much πŸ™‚

  4. Mama's Happy Hive August 21, 2015 at 1:27 am - Reply

    I love all these colorful activities! This is an amazing unit on India and a great resource. πŸ™‚ Thank you!

    • Amu August 21, 2015 at 5:12 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much πŸ™‚

  5. sandy September 30, 2015 at 9:05 pm - Reply

    This looks really great.Got some ideas for my son’s school culture event.Thank u so much.

  6. Amu January 21, 2016 at 11:51 am - Reply

    Thank you so much Veena !! I am off to read your awesome blog post πŸ˜‰

  7. hiral May 13, 2016 at 9:23 am - Reply

    hi amruta…. do you all states or only the six given? searching for all the states…help. tia.

  8. Missy Pea July 19, 2016 at 4:41 am - Reply

    Thank you for the Free printables! I’m very excited to introduce my kids to India.

    I have lots of free printables on my blog too-

    • Amruta Ram July 19, 2016 at 4:51 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much! Let me know how your children enjoy πŸ™‚ I love your blog – I follow it regularly <3

  9. CA Sunita Jadhav August 10, 2016 at 10:26 am - Reply

    Hi Amruta.

    I am very big fun of your blog. Love to shop with here. I have buy couple of product. They are very nice.

    Just one request you please provide map of india for Animal study also as given for people in your shop.

    Doing very good job. God bless you dear

    • Amruta Ram August 16, 2016 at 10:53 am - Reply

      Thank you so much Sunita. Will keep it in mind for the next unit πŸ™‚

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