Children's Day Special: Three Activities Your Students Will Love


No two children in a class are the same. While one child may love to read, another will enjoy coding more. However, there is one thing all children are excited about - Children's Day. A day dedicated to them, students have come to expect a celebration at school and rightfully so, after all, it is their day!

As a teacher, you can set up a field trip to an amusement park, set up a picnic, take students out for a movie - as long as the children have fun. In addition to these, you can add a couple of PC-enabled activities which your students will both learn from and love.

1. Create a Time Capsule

Children can record a video or write a letter dedicated to their future selves.[1] The activity can help children set realistic goals for themselves and visualise their future. This also has a novelty factor attached to it as students can see how much they have grown in a year when they open their time capsule next Children's Day.

2. Doodle Away

Every student likes to doodle on their notebooks and textbooks during class. This creative energy can be channelled with a PC tool such as  PixiClip. You can give themes that are different from everyday lessons, for example, self-portrait, my role-model and India in 2025 so students to get an opportunity to creatively express their thoughts and research about something completely new. [1]

3. The Dream Lesson

This is a very out-of-the-box idea and may seem risky at first, but it will be an eye-opening exercise. It will be able to reveal what students enjoy in class and what they don't enjoy as much. Give the students a complete free hand in designing their dream lesson with the PC for help. You can either divide them into groups to make a presentation or let each student do it independently and present it in any way they like - video, project or presentation.

A generation ago, using a PC for education was completely unheard of. Now it is the norm in schools, so it is only apt to make it part of Children's Day celebrations to enable children to not only practice existing IT skills but pick up new ones on the way.  For more classroom inspiration, watch the Dell Aarambh - Time For Global Action video:

Dell Aarambh
  • Aarambh is a pan-India PC for Education initiative engineered to enhance learning using the power of technology; it is designed to help parents, teachers and children find firm footing in Digital India. This initiative seeks to connect parents, teachers and students and provide them the necessary training so that they can better utilise the PC for learning, both at school and at home.