Holi is the festival of colors and when it comes to kids we all know that how much they love to play with colors so why not this holi let them play with colors in school, here we are with some ideas to celebrate Holi in schools to enhance the pleasure of celebration and teach them the real importance of this colorful festival.
Ideas to celebrate Holi in School
Tell the story associate with holi to kids as it is very important to teach them the importance of Holi to kids so start Holi celebrations with little discussion in which you can tell them the real story behind it. Though there are many legends and stories associated with the festival but the most famous story behind Holi is about King Hiranyakashyap and his son Prahlad who do not follow the king orders and became a devotee of Lord Vishnu.
Holi Activities for kids: Arrange some activities in school, here some craft ideas for holi which kids are going to love and happily participate in these activities.
Finger Painting is the fun activity which enjoyed by kids a lot, just dip their little fingers in paint and tell them to make interesting painting or shapes with their colorful fingers. We suggest use chemical free colors for these kinds of activities so it will not harm their tender skin.
Rangoli competition is the suitable activity for little older kids. Give them paper sheets and tell to smear glue on them. Use colored sand, or colorful confetti or just bits of colorful paper to smear on the paper in designs of their choice. I am sure you will amaze to see their creative designs.
Painting competition is the most fun loving activity of the kids and when you let them free to paint they enjoyed it more. Ask them to make a colorful painting give them a theme and let their imagination fly. You can go for different kind of painting techniques like ice painting, straw painting and lots more.
Cake decorating competition is another activity which you can arrange in school. Just bring some plain cakes and let the kids to decorate cakes with colored frosting of different colors. Give them some edible decorations like peppermint balls, colorful gems, sugar crystal and so no to complete their decoration.
Holi coloring pages visit our Holi coloring printable pages for kids for kids, print as many copy as you want and distribute among the kids to color them. You can gift these coloring pages to kids which they can take to home as the token of holi celebration.
How to play Holi in school
Kids love to play Holi with colors and water but we all know that it is messy and sometimes they might get hurt but it does not mean that we avoid the important part of this festival i.e. playing with colors and water. Here we are with some suggestions on How to play Holi in school without using chemical colors and without being wet.
- Arrange Bring in colorful confetti (pieces of colorful paper) and let the kids to dump them on each other. This will satisfy their wish to play with colors without being messy and harm their skin or eyes as well.
- You can also use flower petals to play Holi, which is the traditional way. Just get lots of flower petals (use marigold, rose or any other flower) and let the kids to play with them without the worries of being hurt or any skin damages.
- Now it's time to play with water but balloons can hurt them so arrange a rain dance for kids, just tell them in advance to bring one extra pair of dress from home so that they can change their wet clothes.
We hope all the above idea help you to throw a successful holi party in school for every age group but do not forget to keep wipes, a broom, dustpan and the camera handy to capture the every moment of this memorable event.
|Author: rohit 06 Sep 2013 Member Level: Bronze Points : 0|
|Author: Kishan Kumar Thakur 21 Sep 2013 Member Level: Silver Points : 6|
|Dear pooja g. I am kishan and write about holi.|
Holi is one of the oldest festivals of India. The festival plays a very significant role in spreading the message of harmony and brotherhood and in unifying the people across the nation. Holi is the celebration of color and is observed with great fervor. People will throw colored powder and drench each other in colored water in Holi.
The celebration normally takes place during February or March depending upon the Hindu calendar. It is observed on the full moon day of the Phalguna month. Holi is a popular festival not only in India but also in Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan and in countries that have significant concentration of Hindu population like Malaysia, Trinidad, UK, US, Mauritius, Guyana, South Africa, Suriname, and Fiji.
Burning the evil: Holika dahan
The festival is looked upon as a triumph of good over evil. One is expected to let go of negative emotions like jealousy, rivalry and abhorrence and embrace all with love.The celebration lasts for two days and on the first day of the festival bonfire is li