Diwali time is family time! Due to the COVID Diwali celebration has been quite different from the past few years. Limited group celebrations with friends and family have impacted kids a lot. Being all day at home in their early growing years is quite difficult. The schools are also not open properly and they have missed this celebration with their friends also. So, it’s our responsibility to light up their Diwali and make it special. I am sharing some Diwali Activities for kids in which you can involve your kids and make their Diwali interesting.
Blow Painting Rangoli
This is one of those simplest art activities that kids can do hundred of times, enjoying every time. And the best part is kids won’t spoil their festive clothes. All you have to do is, take a thin white sheet, fold it twice or thrice, make your own design by cutting the folded sheet. Now with the help of tape, stick another white paper below it. Let your kids enjoy blowing colours. We already have blow pens but this activity can be done with the help of straws also.
What’s better than kick-starting the festival by lighting some diyas. A quick and easy number play activity based on the Diwali theme. Just draw some diyas on a white sheet, write numbers and let your little ones scribble on the numbers with their favourite colour. I showed numbers flashcards to my son and he coloured the same number on the diyas. We also did this activity using dot stickers.
Count the crackers and stick them to their respective numbers. I have made crackers drawing on colourful paper but you can use stickers also if u have some. This activity will make our kids revise numbers having some festive vibes.
There are lots of benefits of playdough. It helps in building gross and fine motor skills. We have created playdough rangoli to keep my son engaged and it’s mess-free, also it requires less supervision.
Rangoli Coloring Pages
As my child is not that old to help me with the real Rangoli, I make him spend some quality alone time coloring a Rangoli design on paper. These rangoli pages are easily available on the internet. Or you can draw certain designs by yourself also.
Decorating the Diyas
This is a perfect activity that is in tune with the festivities. Few diyas, paints, and a lot of embellishments. Kids are sure to enjoy this activity as colours and sparkles always excite them. Adult supervision is required in this activity if u need perfection. I gave the raw colouring work to my son and made designs patterns by myself. Although it turned a bit messy but we enjoyed it a lot.
Wishing each other a ‘Happy Diwali’ is a very cute sentiment, but it is even better when done with greeting cards. While planning Diwali activities for kids, greeting cards easily comes as the top five things to do. These days my son is showing huge interest in cut and paste activities. So I made so many different shapes on different coloured sheets. And asked my son to paste them forming patterns as per his imaginations. He took my help where needed and created such a beautiful card. I wrote simple greetings on the card and my son traced them. We gifted it to our neighbours with some sweets taking praises and blessings.
Kids love doodling. This time my son took painting colours and shapes from his shape puzzles and started to doodle and stamp them in a sheet creating different patterns. He told me that he had made lots of different rangoli designs stamping. This is a very good and simple activity to add wings to little imaginations.
We made rangoli sticking through different shapes which were left from our DIY cards activity.
Firecrackers always excite kids of all age groups. But it’s not a good habit to burn crackers. Avoid the purchase of firecrackers or playing with fire during Diwali. It causes pollution and harm in many ways to animals. Instead, you can inspire kids to create harmless firecrackers. We have used salt to make a few of them. Just apply fevicol on the outline of the firecracker drawing and sprinkle some salt. Add a few drops of colours after it dries. We have created the same using colourful rangoli also.
We had lot of fun doing these activities and each activity has a different playful stories. Do try them with your kids and add lots of fun with festive vibes in your kids life.