Diwali is certainly the biggest and the brightest of all Hindu festivals. Every state in India celebrates and calls the festival of lights in a unique way. We are sure that this year everyone would have had a great time with your friends and family, especially with your kids. If you are a mommy who is wondering how to keep your junior occupied even after the festival, then look no further, check out some interesting activities listed below by me and my little one.
Diya and Candle decoration
Diwali is a joyful festival, especially for the colorful and glorious lights and diyas at homes. With the hope that this Diwali brings with it the light of knowledge and good deeds, removing darkness from our lives these beautiful Diyas were painted and decorated by me and my junior.
Books to read this Diwali
Not just the festival even the books related the festival of lights are also equally colorful which will surely attract kids. Here are two good books for kids who enjoy reading mythological stories and picture books.
Diwali: A Cultural Adventure
Diwali is the story of a brave hero, an evil villain, and an epic battle. Here’s how Ram defeated darkness. If you want your child to know about why Diwali and how it is celebrated, then you should definitely read this book for them.
Suitable for: 3 – 6.
Author Name: Sana Hoda Sood.
Publication: Mascot Books.
Amma, Tell Me About Diwali
Diwali is a fun-filled festival for kids and elders. They love burying crackers and eating lots of sweets. “Amma, Tell Me About Diwali” is a charming and informative children’s book. Stories written in the form of rhymes and brilliant visuals will surely attract your kids.
Suitable for: 3 – 6.
Author Name: Bhakti Mathur.
Publication: Anjana Publishing.
Hand Crafted Gift Cards
Diwali is incomplete without exchanging cards, and when these are made by your little ones, they are even more precious. Above is the cute Diwali card made by our junior. Did your kid made some Diwali cards like this? Do share them with us. We would love to see them.
Now it’s time to figure out your little ones Diwali experiences. Give them a story prompt and watch, you will surely be amazed with the stories they create around their own Diwali experiences.
Do give these activities a try but as I always say, these are some of the activities that the mommy me enjoyed doing with her little one. It may happen that your junior won’t like some or all the activities from this list and that’s perfectly fine. Every child has his/her own preferences, let’s just respect their choices and let them do what they want.