The most revered festivities for Hindus start right from Navratras and then end up with Diwali and the festivals thereafter. Diwali is only two days away, which means the cleaning has already been done. And the schools have also shut down for the Diwali vacations.
This also means that the children will be at home and you have to devise new ways to keep them busy and entertained at the same time. Quite a task? Well not really. Since it is festival time, you can ask them to help you with certain tasks around the festival. In this way, they will soak in the much-needed revery and you can keep them and occupied.
The best part about most festivals is that there is plenty what kids can do around it. And Diwali or Deepawali is no different here. In fact, isn’t that is what we can proudly claim the best part about each festival? They bring together an entire family, friends and even the community.
Various Activities to engage your Kids this Diwali:
1. DIWALI CLEANING
In most homes, Diwali cleaning of their respective homes begins roughly around 10-15 days prior to the main festival. But if you are a working mom and still haven’t sorted your home on that part, then doing it just two days before Diwali could be your thing.
Keep your children busy by assigning them specific places in your home. Ask them to take out old storybooks and clothes. You can then donate them to those who need it. A great time for doing a good deed- Right?
Decluttering your work desk and cupboards is one of the best ways to steer the negativity and build a positive space in your home. Diwali could be the perfect reason for that.
2. DIYA PAINTING
Children love colors. Give them poster colors, oil colors or maybe colors of any kind, and you can be least worried about them. Indulge in making some colorful diyas this Diwali by making some super simple yet festive designs on earthen diyas.
3. DIWALI CRAFTS
What is a festival without having some handmade greeting cards? Get your inner crafter ready and buy some art and craft supplies. Making some handmade Diwali cards and craft is a great way to spend some quality time with the kids during the vacation when the schools are shut.
4. COOK SOME SAVOURIES IN THE KITCHEN
A Diwali is incomplete if you haven’t gorged on some yummy sweets or baked some magic in your kitchen. Make some yummy besan ke laddoos this Diwali, and involve your preschoolers in the kitchen activity. They can help you with the mixing of the dough and then finally making the laddoo balls. If laddoos are not your forte, then your children can help you in making some delectable and easy fruit cream.
5. ASK THEM TO PREP FOR SOME DIWALI GAMES
Diwali is all about the community coming together. In India sweets and gift-distribution starts just a few days before Diwali. Ask your kids to prepare some fun games for the guests. This will not only give a new twist to their Diwali vacations but will also leave the guests with some surprise. The various activities can be dumb charades, Uno, Jenga, and other similar games which can be enjoyed by both kids and adults.