DIY activities with Kids - Makar Sakranti Special
Makar Sankranti, also known as the Kite Festival, is a popular Hindu festival that is celebrated all over India. It marks the beginning of the sun's northward journey, and is typically observed by flying kites, performing rituals, and participating in other cultural activities. If you're looking for some fun and simple DIY Makar Sankranti activities for kids, here are a few ideas to get you started:
Create a DIY Kite Flying activity:
A simple activity 2 minute setup for a good 15 minute fun. For this, we need some cotton balls, glue, blue color, brush, colored paper cut in triangle shape (different sizes to match the kite drawings), strings and a piece of paper. Draw some clouds on paper and sit with your little one to make this beautiful piece of art. We used cotton balls as clouds, stuck paper triangles to make kites, decorated those with stickers and colored the paper blue to depict sky 😊. Gives a perspective of size to kids, involves tactile activity with cotton balls, craft activity of decorating kites, pasting strings and paper and a lot of learning on Indian culture.
- Create colorful rangoli designs: Rangoli is a traditional Indian art form which is an important part of our festive celebrations, it is considered to bring good luck, prosperity and positive energy to home . Involve kids in celebration of Makar Sakranti with our Organic Rangoli Kit, Mandala art for kids, peacock art stencils, lotus art stencils. It's a fun and creative activity that kids can enjoy, and it's a great way to decorate your home for the holiday.
- Make traditional sweets: Makar Sankranti is also associated with delicious treats, such as til ke laddoo, gud ki gajak (balls made from sesame seeds and jaggery) and pitha (a type of sweet rice cake). These can be fun to make with kids, and they'll love getting to taste the finished product! Recipe here
- Celebrate with music and dance: Music and dance are an integral part of Makar Sankranti celebrations, and kids will love getting to join in the fun. Encourage them to learn some traditional dances, or create your own music and dance routine to celebrate the holiday.
Overall, Makar Sankranti is a fun and festive holiday that provides plenty of opportunities for kids to get creative and have fun. These simple DIY activities are just a few ideas to get you started, and you can tailor them to your child's interests and abilities. Happy Makar Sankranti!