7 Ways to Teach Children the Importance of Independence Day

As parents and citizens of the Philippines, we shouldn’t treat the country’s Independence Day as just another non-working holiday. Instead, let’s treat it as the perfect time to teach our children the importance of having independence and the sacrifices of our heroes and ancestors. In this way, you can help them grow into a better individual in a country they call home.

As parents and citizens of the Philippines, we shouldn’t treat the country’s Independence Day as just another non-working holiday. Instead, let’s treat it as the perfect time to teach our children the importance of having independence and the sacrifices of our heroes and ancestors. In this way, you can help them grow into a better individual in a country they call home.

Here’s a list of seven fun and easy ways to teach children the importance of June 12, our country’s Independence Day: 

Give Fun Facts About The Philippine Flag

Tell them how the Philippine Flag came into being. Aside from its main history, the children should also know the meaning behind the flag’s colors and symbols. 

Tell Stories About Our National Heroes

Pick a storybook about our Philippine national heroes who fought for the country’s independence. If you have a vast knowledge about the lives of these heroes, gather the facts and host your own storytime session with the kids. 

Watch G-Rated Patriotic Movies 

Find the best thought-provoking patriotic movies to watch with your children. You can easily stream or purchase them online, but take note of the MTRCB rating. 

Host A Short Play Or Skit 

Re-enact the stories of our national heroes and ancestors through a short skit or play. This can help your children tap on their creative juices. 

Organize A Pop Quiz 

Brush up on history and organize a pop quiz. You can host a traditional flash-card type quiz or level up the game and try ‘Pinoy Henyo’. Ask them questions about national heroes, national symbols, and historical events. 

Host An Independence Day-Themed Party 

Children always find parties fun, especially if that party offers food. Tasked them to help you prepare food and party decorations. While at it, incorporate Independence Day stories and national symbols on your designs. 

Tell Your Own Patriotic Story 

Children can learn a lot from the footsteps of their parents. You are their first hero. As such, tell them your personal patriotic stories and acts in present-day society. We always have stories to tell, no matter how small.

.