Pakistan day commemorations are a highlight as soon as March starts. Celebrations are perceived to be mundane considering that each year recalling celebrations of Pakistan Day is pretty mundane; inviting people for lunch, watching the parade, or just hanging around the house.
This has led our younger generation unaware of the very occasion. To revive the memories of Pakistan day; how our nation’s existence was planned, we as adults need to take responsibility to educate our kids. An excellent way is by getting your kids involved in informative yet fun activities, few of such inspiring activities are shared below:
Translate the National Anthem
Our National anthem is structured with the essence of patriotic spirit. However, it is written and recited in Persian, which is difficult to interpret. To uplift the very spirit of Pakistani patriotism, help your kids by revealing details of the language by translating it in Urdu or English. This will give them an insight into what our national anthem means.
Cook Authentic Pakistani Food
Pakistani cuisine is well known around the World. It is the effort that is put into creating these deliciously home-cooked foods that reflects the traditional values of Pakistan. What could be a better idea than to create our very own authentic Pakistani cuisine with our kids, teaching them that our food is not just delicious but is a national delicacy?
Watch a Pakistani Documentary
Pakistani documentaries are family-friendly, hence can be watched with kids. These documentaries will share insights into all the challenges faced pre-creation Pakistan. These videos are worth spending your time on as these are highly informative and yet will keep your kids engaged.
List of Resolutions; Dedicated to Pakistan
Approach Pakistan Day with a twist, ask your kids to create resolutions. These resolutions must be positive in terms of doing something good for Pakistan. These can be as easy as cleaning the neighborhood, helping the underprivileged and distributing meals amongst street kids.
Become Creative with Kids
Children are fond of artsy creative work; you can ask them to create their vision of Pakistan on posters. Another way to add fun is by having a face painting booth at your very home and invite kids. Crafting activities including hand-painted Pakistan flags, badges, and crafts that will help you decorate your home.
Dress Kids in Pakistani Attire
Dress your kids in all Pakistani clothing. Ask them to select their own choice of attire they would love dressing up on the occasion. You can help them choose from several cultural outfits including provincial dresses that are both colorful and fun for kids to wear. Props can also be added to the entire outfit such as mustache, handcrafted fans, matha patti especially designed for kids.
Pakistan Day takes the opportunity of staying indoors to spend quality time with your family, especially your kids. You can have fun with your kids while reclaiming your national enthusiasm. On this very note, Happy Pakistan Day!