Celebrate Diwali with your children and family members in a
traditional yet interesting way by carrying out these top 10 best Diwali
The festival of Diwali will be arriving very
soon. It is yearâ€™s biggest festival. So, a lot of preparations are done
for the wholehearted celebration of this festival. During this time you
can teach a lot of interesting things to your children. You can carry
out some activities with them through which they can learn a lot about
Indian Culture. Let us take a quick look at the top 10 best Diwali
activities for children.
Best Diwali Activities for Children
Here is the list of best Diwali activities for your children.
1. Decorating Diyas
can buy plain brown Diyas that are available in market. Your children
can decorate them using the decorative material that they usually use
for their school projects. These decorative materials include things
like glue, beads, laces, marble paper, glitter etc. They can even paint
these Diyas if they love painting. You can show them some images of
decorated Diyas online so that their minds get stimulated to think how
they can beautifully decorate their Diyas. Buy bigger Diyas so that they
find it easy to decorate and paint them.
2. Lantern Making
your children to decorate the house with small lanterns that they can
easily make at home. All you need is a card paper, glue, scissors and
decorative material. You can refer the following image to teach your
children to make small lanterns.
3. Making Diwali Greeting Cards
Diwali greeting cards is a simple activity which children can enjoy.
This time also teach your child to courier it to their friends and near
and dear ones. There is no special training required for this activity
as children are already very good at it. You just need to provide them
with right kind of supplies, good ideas and motivation. Some of the
samples of Diwali Greeting Cards are pasted below for your reference.
4. Rangoli Making
Rangoli on the occasion of Diwali is a fun activity. Rangoli of
different colours attract children and they are very excited to make
beautiful designs with it. It is not necessary to make children draw
traditional Rangoli designs. They can draw their favourite drawings
which may include drawings of animals, birds, flowers or their favourite
cartoon characters. Here are some simple Rangoli Designs for your
reference. While helping your children draw Rangoli tell them the
importance of making it on the occasion of Diwali.
5. Decorating Aarti Thali
is a festival of worshiping the gods and goddesses of wealth. A
decorated Aarti Thali can add a lot of charm to this celebration. It is
very simple to decorate an Aarti Thali. It is very similar to decorating
6. Diwali Photo Frame
It is very
simple to make a Diwali photo frame. You can put your family photo of
Diwali celebration in this frame. You just need a cardboard and a
decorative material to help your child make a wonderful frame. Take a
rectangular cardboard and cut a rectangular shape out from it. You must
ensure that the rectangular shape is cut-out from the cardboard
depending upon the size of the photo. You can allow your child to colour
the boarder of the frame with the colour of his or her choice. The
boarder of the frame can be decorated with the different kinds of
supplies like cut-outs or stickers of stars, Diyas, crackers etc.
7. Diwali Gift Boxes
will experience a special bliss while giving Diwali gift boxes to your
loved ones that are decorated by your children. You can get ready made
boxes and give your children full liberty to decorate it. You will find
some examples in the images that you can see below.
8. Making Foot Prints
festival is celebrated to invite wealth and prosperity in the house.
Goddess Laxmi is the Goddess of wealth and prosperity. Making her
footprints in the house marks her entry. You can encourage your children
to make such footprints which you can use during Laxmi Pujan. You can
teach your children to make footprints as shown in the picture below.
You can give them a cut-out of foot-prints and ask them to decorate it.
9. Food Art
can make special food art with your children which can become a
highlight of your Diwali lunch. This food art include making Diyas,
lanterns or Rangoli design with the help of food. You can check-out an
example in the picture provided below.
10. Eco-friendly Fire-Crackers
no to fire crackers this year and celebrate an Eco-friendly Diwali with
eco-friendly firecrackers. Make paper fire-crackers or use other
eco-friendly alternatives instead of using firecrackers. Click on the
following link to find Eco-friendly alternatives to firecrackers.
carrying out these activities you can have a fun and memorable Diwali
with your children this year. So, do not forget to carry out all the
above mentioned 10 activities with your children without fail.
kind of activities can parents carry-out with children? How to keep
children involved during Diwali vacation? How to have a best Diwali
celebration? Discuss here.
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