Exploring India with ArtsyCraftsyMom

Learning about the different countries of the world can be lots of fun! Use our India themed crafts and activities to enhance your geography unit studies on India.

 

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Exploring India with ArtsyCraftsyMom

  1. Learn about India & its independence with  50 Ideas for kids to celebrate India’s Independence & Republic Day 

  2. The Indian peacock is  the National Bird of India – 20 Stunning Peacock Crafts for Kids

  3. The Lotus is the National Flower of India – Make a crepe paper lotus

  4. The Tiger is the National Animal of India – Print a Tiger headband

  5. Celebrate our best loved Indian festivals with us- Diwali, Holi, Eid, Sankranti, Onam, Ganesh Chaturti, Krishnashtami, Rakhshabandhan & Dussehra

  6. Explore our mini ebooks on Indian Hindu Mythology for young kids

  7. Explore Folk Art Craft from India with kids Warli Art, Madhubani and my favorite Gond tribal art.
  8. From our reading corner – The Best Illustrated Children’s Books and Picture books from India & 32 Amazing Children’s Books about India’s Independence.

  9. Whip up some easy recipes from India

  10. India is a pictorial kaleidoscope of landscapes, opulent historical and royal cities, golden beaches, misty mountain retreats, colourful people, rich cultures and festivities. A trip to India is exceptional as this wonderland has always offered something new. Get a small glimpse from our travel tales.

  11. Searching for the best Art & Craft suppliers in India?  – check out Art Craft Supply Stores In India 

Indian Geography, People, Government and Economy

For quick reference or reminders about basic facts about India, follow this link- https://india.gov.in/india-glance/profile

India Map

From the Survey of India – downloadable maps of physical features, outline and political maps:
http://www.surveyofindia.gov.in/soi_geo.html  (Be patient – this is a slow site)

Map of India – zoomable map from National Geographic
http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/countries/india-map/
You can zoom down to street level maps.

All maps might need to be updated to show the new 29th State, Telangana.

India – A Map of States, Union Territories and their Capitals

India has 29 States and 7 Union Territories.  For a list and a map of the States, Union Territories and their Capitals click here.

Indian money:  What does Indian money look like?

See both sides of currency notes along with their unique features.  How many languages are used on the currency note?  Is that surprising?  See the ‘Language Panel’ to see the languages.
http://rbi.org.in/scripts/ic_banknotes_50.aspx

Indian currency symbol?

Indian Rupee

Indian Rupee - currency symbol

 

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