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How to celebrate World Heritage Day with kids

Celebrating World heritage day with kids on April 18. India has ample history, monuments, sites, let us cherish our glorious past and involve kids in knowing their rich history. #India #heritage #TajMahal #mughalgardens #Unesco #worldheritageday

Culture and heritage of any country is a memorabilia of its glorious past!

Every year, our world celebrates International Day for Monuments and Sites, often referred as World Heritage day on April 18. And to us, this day stands as a significant importance due to the treasure of heritage that India, as a country possess. India is a rich country when it comes to Culture, Tradition and Heritage and it is proud to be a part of this treasure.

As stated by UNESCO, India has 36 heritage sites, the sixth most of any country, and its something to boast of. But this heritage day, we need some more efforts than just to be proud of our glorious past. Being citizens, it demands us to be more aware of our monuments and sites, it asks us to help in their preservation and understand the history behind them. And what better than passing this heritage and culture from one generation to another? So, let’s zest up and help our kids explore and know more about our Heritage, monuments, this World Heritage day!

Check our recent heritage visit at Odisha 

Things to do on World Heritage Day with kids :

1. Story telling sessions :

How impressive can a story of Taj mahal, a mausoleum, part of 7 wonders of the world can be? This white marble edifice was made by Emperor Shahjahan, in the memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. This heritage has a lot to convey in the form of art, history and is a sign of love, a love that binds every heart and soul! handmade cut outs or puppets can be used to create an impressive story for the children. Not only will they enjoy the fascinating tale, but also get to know about the importance of the preservation of our heritage.

Pick up any monument, site, natural site, which you feel relates more and let the story teller in you help children in virtual exploration.

Related : Here are some selected picks of all time favourite Kids story books for you!

2. Take kids for Heritage walk / Museum visits :

Nothing can be better than experiential learning. So why not plan a heritage walk, visit to museums, art galleries available in your town? This will not only make kids aware about the historical significance of such places, but they will adore the architectural legacy of these sites.

Celebrating World heritage day with kids on April 18. India has ample history, monuments, sites, let us cherish our glorious past and involve kids in knowing their rich history. #India #heritage #TajMahal #mughalgardens #Unesco #worldheritageday

3. Organizing various competitions :

This is a fun way to enable kids to express their love for our treasured heritage and culture. Be it in school or at home, you can always assemble kids over an evening competition related to the theme “Heritage & Culture of India”. Try being some innovative and introduce competitions as :

  • Face painting
  • Container painting
  • Quiz competitions
  • Photography Competition
  • Poster making

Allow, each participating kid, to narrate the thoughts behind their creativity. This will help kids not only in their social and creative development but also help them know more about the diverse heritages spread across the country.

Celebrating World heritage day with kids on April 18. India has ample history, monuments, sites, let us cherish our glorious past and involve kids in knowing their rich history. #India #heritage #TajMahal #mughalgardens #Unesco #worldheritageday

4. Heritage day events & festivals :

Many metro’s and cities conduct some events based on “Word heritage day”. Try to be a part of them along with kids. Volunteer for awareness activities as Road shows, Exhibitions, expert interviews, which raise the curtains over numerous important facts we need to know in our lives. Getting children engaged in these activities will help them learn the small facets of architectures and our History.

5. Movie telecast :

Celebrating World heritage day with kids on April 18. India has ample history, monuments, sites, let us cherish our glorious past and involve kids in knowing their rich history. #India #heritage #TajMahal #mughalgardens #Unesco #worldheritageday

There are many short and full length movies which showcase the importance of our heritage, culture, our history, to which children should be exposed to. Why not plan a popcorn date with movies of historical importance like Jodhaa Akbar, Pather Panchali, Passage to India, Rang De Basanti, with kids? It will be fun and there will be ample new learnings you would love to share with them.

Mark Twain rightly said :

India is the cradle of the human race,

the birthplace of human speech,

the mother of history,

the grandmother of legend, and

the great grandmother of tradition.

Our most valuable and most constructive

materials in the history of man

are treasured up in India!

 

So, let’s cherish that legacy, love the mankind and be honoured of our illustrious past! Make kids a part of World heritage Day celebrations. They are our future and they ought to handshake with the past!

Happy celebrating,

Love

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36 Comments

  1. Thebloomsite Network says:

    Looks like something my family and I could enjoy. Like to travel as time permits

  2. I loved learning about my families heritage as a child. It really gives you a sense of identity. This is a great idea, thanks so much for sharing!

  3. Wow. I love it. It is a day for acknowledgment, appreciation and adventure. Thank you for sharing the suggestions

  4. These are really good suggestions for educating kids. It’s so important to expose kids to new things, cultures, and people.

  5. Thats some really fun activities on world heritage day . Kids must have enjoyed the painting competition alot . It good to do creative things with the knowledge its a fun way to learn .

  6. Story telling is a great way to go about. Kids wouldn’t get bored and they would get to learn about our country at the same time.

  7. Sarah says:

    These are some really good suggestions that will help kids to recognise their culture and heritage.

  8. Amazing suggestion to celebrate the World Heritage day. Kids should be aware of our history.

  9. What fab ideas for World Heritage day. Love the look of the taj there, such an amazing sight to see x

  10. Geraline Batarra says:

    Such a great tip to celebrate World Heritage Day! I will take that tips and I am sure my daughter will like it. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Elaine Michaels says:

    How fun! I love having little competitions and stuff while travelling. THanks for posting!

  12. jhilmildsaha says:

    Thats a great article. We acttually need to educate our children about oyr heritage and these are the best ways

  13. Minakshi Bajpai says:

    Such a great tip to celebrate World Heritage Day. I really appreciate the way you educate your child about Indian heritage and culture.

  14. We all should celebrate The World Heritage Day! Our kids should learn the heritage and culture of India. For long, I am planning a heritage trip with my son. Will make it happen soon.

  15. Aditi says:

    Very nice and informative article. Love the blog. Should Definately aware children about that day

  16. I absolutely love these ideas. I will try doing these with my nephew. Let him learn a thing or two about Indian heritage.

  17. You’re so right! I really admire Indians for the way they’ve had to preserve the rich culture as much as the world is changing! No wonder India is celebrated ! Anyway, I can imagine how awesome World Heritage Day is;You get the time to not only appreciate the rich culture but also bond as a family and community. It would definitely be worthwhile to take part in the tons of activities and events of the day,right?

  18. Didn’t know about this holiday. India is s special place. I’m glad you have a day for celebrating your culture.

  19. It’s veey important to take your kids out to explore the places, people,something new out.

  20. It’s very important to learn and know about our culture and heritage!

  21. Papri Ganguly says:

    Story telling is the great way to make them familier. It is really important to make aware of our great Indian heritage

  22. Sarah says:

    I really loved all the ways you described to make the child aware of rich Indian cultural heritage.

  23. So many lovely options… For the kids and adults a good was to spend time

  24. Good suggestions. Everyone would enjoy and get to learn too.

  25. With all those activities, this will really be a great way to bond with our kids. A fun and learning way! Thanks for the information.

  26. What a beautiful post! Yes I totally agree about making kids more aware about our heritage, history, museums, architecture and those values.

    Akanksha

  27. taylermorrell says:

    I would absolutely love to visit different world heritage places. I want my kids to experience different cultures and histories.

  28. Absolutely something that kids and families should do together. Learning and appreciating our culture and heritage is very enriching and experience for kids.

  29. I think its so important to share heritage with kids so they learn more about their culture. My parents always made sure I was immersed in the different heritages whether it was stories or following family recipes.

    1. Sigrid Says Blog says:

      This gives me an idea on what to for our next Bacolod Homeschoolers Activity!

  30. So many lovely options, to celebrate with the family. We love storytelling, it brings everything to life and allows us to use our imagination.

  31. Oh this is such a great way to learn the heritage at india. Thanks for sharing. I will definitely share this to my friends,

  32. I couldn’t agree more of your ideas here. Making the kids part of world’s heritage day is really important and the ways how they can take part of it is definitely what elderly should observe. Great insights you got here!

  33. Great suggestions to get kids learn and get interested in our rich heritage. I’ve taken my son to museums and showed him ancient things. He loves it.

  34. Those are some really great ideas. A great way to celebrate heritage and a chance for kids to get to know it.

  35. Amazing and exciting post. I loved to visit heritage places. World heritage sites should be preserved as it resembled our naton’s culture and heritage. Great thought.

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