Gandhi Jayanti Activities and Printables for Preschoolers

Gandhi Jayanti is around and it’s the perfect time to let your children know about Gandhiji’s teaching with these fun activities and free printables and worksheets.

2nd October the day when Mahatma Gandhi (Father of the Nation) was born is onr of the three National holidays in India.

Gandhiji was a great leader and truly an inspiration.

He was born on October 2, 1869, and every year, this day is celebrated as Gandhi Jayanti in India. He died on January 30, 1948, one year after India’s independence. The day of Gandhiji’s assassination (January 30) is observed as the National Martyr’s day in India

Here are some of his teachings every child should learn.

1. Non Violence

2. Truth and Honesty

3. Forgiveness

4. Live like there is no tomorrow

5. Let the change begin with you

With the national day right around the corner, let’s teach our children about our history.

It is never too early to educate kids, you never know what they pick up when.

Here are 5 Things to do on Gandhi Jayanti with Preschoolers + free Gandhi Jayanti Worksheets for Preschoolers and Kindergarten .

These Printables have 15 Fun Learning Activities about Gandhi Jayanti that are perfect to educate little children about Mahatma Gandhi in a fun manner.

Activities and Crafts for Gandhi Jayanti for Preschoolers


1. Dress Up like Gandhiji

Mahatma Gandhi was known for his minimalist and simplistic way of dressing.

He transitioned from an elaborate Gujarati attire to a simple Dhoti and Shawl.

You will need a Bald cap, Round spectacles and a walking stick along with a dhoti and shawl to dress up like Mahatma Gandhi.

2. Charkha Craft

A charkha or the spinning wheel was an important thing for Gandhiji.

It represents Swadeshi, self-sufficiency, and at the same time interdependence.

What we Need?

  • Kitchen Towel Roll / round cardboard
  • Cardstock paper
  • Straws
  • Popsicle stick
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Thread

Let’s Make It

Cut and Paste the round cardboard on the cardstock paper.

Next paste the Popsicle stick at the bottom.

Cut and paste a straw slanting to the Popsicle stick.

Add spokes to the charkha.

And finally roll a thread around the wheel until the straw.

And it’s done!

3. Make Gandhiji’s Glasses Craft

Another Easy peasy project for little hands.

What we need?

  • Kitchen towel tube
  • Cardboard

Cut out 2 circles with the kitchen towel tube. Paste cardboard to form the glasses.

Aren’t these adorable?

4. Read Mahatma Gandhi Books

5. Make a Tree with Gandhiji’s Teachings

What we need ?

  • Tree Printable / make a tree
  • leaves Cut out
  • Marker Pen
  • Glue
  • Scissors

Write down Gandhiji’s Teachings on the leaves and make a tree.

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