20+Crafts, Printables and Activities to learn about India.
Are you searching for India theme activities for preschoolers? Look no further; This blog has more than 20 ideas for Toddlers and preschoolers.
All these are Super-simple activities that you can do around Independence day/ Republic day or at any time of year as part of your India Unit study.
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India Activities for Preschoolers
Our list of activities includes several simple crafts, Printable Worksheets, and Easy-prep activities. And the best part is you can download most of the printable at the end of the Post.
All these are compilations of the ones that we did since my child was 2 years old. And I will also be updating new activities so that this article will be a growing collection of India theme activities.
So don’t forget to pin this blog for later. Now Let’s dive in.
India Location Worksheets
2 worksheets and 2 Learning pages (usually known as anchor charts) for kids to learn India’s location and boundaries.
Anchor charts work as reference material for children to come back to if needed. Worksheets help kids to practice what they learned.
The free printable pack has 4 pages (Can be downloaded for free at the end of this post)
India Colouring pages
Here 7 awesome colouring pages for kids who love colouring activities. The pages have simple drawings with thick lines, which makes them perfect for little kids.
Download these for free from the blog below.
India Flag Templates to colour or make Crafts
3 India flag templates that you can use to do colouring or make some wonderful crafts.
We made a flag with coloured salt (Coloured using Food colour).
A Few other materials you can use are crumpled papers, beads, Pulses, vegetable peels or any small thing you can find at home.
India Flag in a Jar
Make a Flag with coloured salt inside a mason jar or any glass at home. You can also make it in a shot glass like we did, as it just consumes a small quantity of salt. We used food colouring to colour the salts.
Learn about Indian Flag
Learn about the National flag of India with an anchor chart and a worksheet that helps the child familiarise the flag elements.
We cut the flags out from the worksheet and sorted out the Right vs wrong ones. We also discussed what exactly is the error in the wrong ones.
India Do-a-dot-Marker Printable
Do-a-dot Marker activities are perfect for toddlers! Download these free pages, Grab a pack of Dot markers and let the fun begin. Use this printable to teach the Colours of the Indian Flag, Boundaries of India.
We are using Dot dabbers from the brand Magicfly. It has 12 colours and can be used for most dot marker printables.
Learn National Anthem of India
Here are 2 Cards to learn the National Anthem of India and the National Pledge of India.
Just download, print them and cut them to make 2 cards.
National Symbols of India
Every country has national Symbols and reflects the identity of the country. Does your child know the national symbols of India?
We have an awesome resource to help you to teach the national symbols. Download the printable pack with 14 flashcards. It’s free! Check National Symbols of India to learn what are the symbols and why they are our national Identity.
General Knowledge Questions about India
Quizzes are fun! I have made a list of simple Knowledge questions about India for kids. This will be suitable for the 3 to 5-year old kids. Get the India Quiz cards and see how many they can answer.
Indian Monuments flashcards
India is a country with a rich heritage, and kids will love to see and learn with images of the diverse monuments of India. These cards are pretty big and have high-quality images.
Visit our Monuments of India Blog to check out 3 more interactive activities included in the pack.
Lotus is the National Flower of India and is considered very auspicious. Make a beautiful lotus craft with my free template and step by step tutorial. It is a very easy craft and turns out very impressive if done with thick sheets such as cardstock paper.
The Indian Elephant is the National Heritage Animal of India. Here are some interesting activities that you can do with your Toddlers
- 5 Elephant worksheets for toddlers
- Make an Elephant maze
- Make an Elmer craft with Kids and also read the Emer series.
- Read Gajapathy Gulapathy (A story about Elephant in an Indian Village setting)
The national animal of India is the Bengal tiger since 1963. We have done a few Tiger activities.
- We learned the fun facts about the tiger with our Tiger book (I will soon share a printable so you can also make the book.
- Five Tiger worksheets suitable for toddlers
- Tiger cardboard Game- All black stripes of the tiger are of different sizes, and the goal is to fit all the pieces on the tiger’s face
Make the national Bird of India with a paper plate. I drew the body part coloured in blue. The wing part is so easy and can be made with a paper plate. We used handprints to make the colourful circular patterns of the feathers.
Would you like a template and video tutorial to make this craft? Let me know in the comment section.
Paper Diya craft
Diya is a cup-shaped Oil lamp made with (mostly)Clay. Most ceremonies, daily rituals and auspicious functions in India start with lightning the lamp. Make a Diya craft with our free printable template.
Make a Rangoli maze
Rangoli or Kolam is the Decorative pattern drawn on the floor at the entrance of the house. It is made with rice flour and is one of the Indian Folk art.
I made a Rangoli Cardboard maze game for my daughter. This Diy Toy promotes hand-eye coordination. Learn more about this cardboard toy and also check out our How to a DIY tutorial
Make a Felt Map of India
I made an India felt map t when my daughter was 2 years. She has to place the India map exactly in its location. We also used this map to do many interactive activities – Leaning Landform, Islands, Different landscapes, and where we lived. It is so easy to make! I used a map for reference and cut the felt pieces. Just check out the video to see how I made it.
Some materials that you will need to make this map: 2mm Felt (Green, blue, beige and Black), Hot glue gun, Small pebbles, White acrylic paint and a map of India to cut out the Felt.
You can also teach the Boundaries of India- On the north is the Himalayas, On the south Srilanka/ Indian ocean, the Bay of Bengal on the East and the Arabian Sea on the west.
Song about India
If you allow screentime for your kids, this is a wonderful video to learn about India, the Musical Way.
Get a glimpse of important places, food, leaders, Monuments, festivals with this fun song.
So this is all for now, But I will be adding more crafts and printables when we do new activities.
Download all the Free printables here
- India location Anchor Chart and Worksheet
- India Flag-Anchor chart, Worksheet
- India flag template
- India do-a-dot-Printable
- National Anthem and Pledge
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