The festival of Holi is a great opportunity for you to connect with your kids. With around two years of Corona, the festival had somewhere lost its spirit, especially for the kids. However, this year, Holi is all set to return in its true colours. Thus, we have decided to help you with some fun activities you can do with your kids to make this Holi extra special-
Painting with a toothbrush
Toothbrush painting is possibly one of the most enjoyable pre-school activities because it requires little expertise but still provides a creative expression. It will allow your children to have a good time, make a mess, and can create a masterpiece that you will love for years.
Make your own Holi T-shirt
There isn't a more fulfilling experience than exhibiting your own work. Assist your children in designing their own 'Do it Yourself' (DIY) Holi t-shirts using their imagination, creativity, and love for colours. This fun activity will allow your kids to actually make something, ranging from simple designs that allow them to just get their hands dirty to more complicated creative patterns.
Make Natural Colors
Organic colours are non-toxic and safe for the environment and for your skin too, so you don't have to worry about your child's safety or the environment. Rather than going to shops for organic hues, make herbal colours at home. To make safe and natural colours for this festival, you can use wheat leaves, henna, amla, gram flour, and other natural ingredients.
Throw a Holi party
It might be boring for kids to have everything planned out before, so what better way to get them excited about the celebrations than to involve them in the planning. Make your kids actively participate in organising the party. Remember that the activity is for your kids, not for you, so just assist them with their ideas and other party arrangements that they would enjoy.
Sweets, sweets, and lots of sweets
Yes, kids love sweets, but the action of making them together is a means of family bonding. This is how we create memories. Take out some time one or two days before Holi to make sweets with your kids. Give them simple work to do and involve them in the process. Allow them to assist with tasks such as stirring the batter or garnishing sweets. Just remember that this is about having a good time as a family, not only about cooking.
Pay a visit to the underprivileged
Compassion and empathy are instilled in children at a young age, so help your child to celebrate festivals with those kids and people who are less fortunate. Holi is a wonderful opportunity to visit people and spread smiles. Take your kids to orphanages, old age homes, and other shelters this year so they can share their bliss and excitement for this festival with them. While spreading joy, they will always remember this Holi and its memories will always stay with them for the rest of their lives.
With these thrilling activities, you can be assured that this festival will be filled with joy and happiness, exactly as it should be. And once you try these activities, your kids will look forward to Holi every year from now on!