Learning about the different countries of the world can be lots of fun! Use our country themed crafts and activities to enhance your geography unit studies on India. Children can make their own beautiful oil pastel creations, Indian textiles, Lotus flower sand paintings, Taj Mahal watercolor and more. If you’re feeling adventurous you can round out your India unit with the art of henna, it lasts only a week or two but is fun for all ages. If you want something easier, you could try the Henna tattoos (temporary) below:
This Taj Mahal art project is so simple yet the results are beautiful! Children use bleeding tissue paper to create a vivid backdrop, and watercolor pencils to outline their shapes.
Using fabric scraps, school glue and some paint children can create beautiful representations of Indian textiles.
Paisleys, mandalas and other symmetrical designs can be found on walls, fabrics, and even displayed in the temporary staining of skin with henna. This project teaches children how to draw their own mandala using radial symmetry.
In India the elephant is a revered animal. They are often painted with bright colors and intricate designs for festivals and celebrations. Here is a coloring page you can give children to decorate their own elephant.
The tiger is India’s national animal. It’s strikenly beautiful with the contrasting markings of black, white and orange. This oil pastel project is just right for your studies on India. Children will be amazed with the work they can do when given small amounts of instruction.
The peacock is the National bird of India. It’s certainly one of God’s most beautiful creatures, and even young children can make these wonderful pictures. We provide you with step by step drawing tutorials, as well as instruction on using oil pastels to bring your peacock to color.
This is a small collection of beautiful paisley coloring pages for children to decorate. Use these coloring pages as decorative covers for your India notebook or as free time fillers for children who finish their work early.
Textiles and art of India features some of the most beautiful and intricate designs. Use this simple method to transfer an Indian design to a handmade card or art project.
I don’t know about you buy my children LOVE to draw on themselves and learning about India is a great time to introduce children to Henna. This natural pigment temporarily stains the skin, leaving you with a lasting reminder of your studies of Indian culture. If you’ve never experimented with Henna before I recommend checking out this introductory book for step by step instructions:
Use our lotus flower template to guide children in the art of designing with sand. This is a simple introduction to sand painting great for beginners.
This craft uses glue, sand and sequins to make a beautiful Indian elephant.
Children can learn about India with these beautiful coloring pages. Add these to an India lapbook or notebooking journal, or simply color and hang on the wall.
The bundle includes the following seven countries: India, Egypt, China, Greece, Italy, Japan, and Mexico. Each country kit includes: A puzzle book A colorful guidebook Six (6) silly villain cards A sturdy case file to keep everything organized and more!
Suggested Resources for a Unit Study:
Driven by love and compassion, and sustained by faith and determination, Amy Carmichael defied the cruel barriers of India’s caste system. The story of this young woman from Northern Ireland is a brilliant, sparkling example of God’s love generously poured out to “the least of these among us.”