Celebrating Holi with kids? Here are fun ways to introduce this festival of color to your child plus a few special craft ideas too including a Holi t-shirt.
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DIY Holi T-Shirt for Kids
We prepared for our Holi Color Fun this year by making our own Holi T-shirts. This way we can continue to wear them and remind us of all of our Colorful Fun for Holi.
It was literally made in just a few minutes but turned out to be a big hit with both of my girls and also our friends that came to join the fun.
We invited some friends for their very first Holi experience so we wanted to make it memorable.
Then we found foam letters around the house to dip into the paint. The best size for us were the foam letter we already had for other craft projects. My daughter dipped her letters in the paint and then placed them onto her shirt.
Once we started the color and water fun she was ready to have fun and get messy!
We got MESSY and had so much FUN! Even my 1 year old got into the FUN!
Holi is a holiday that surpasses our differences and focuses on the oneness of our humanity
~ Generation Ginger
We used Washable Finger Paints for the little ones to help with cleanup.
And made a special bucket for them to play with on water toys and water balloons.
(Use Caution Balloons are a choking hazards for small children, adult supervision at all times)
This is what you wear traditionally in India a White Solid Kurta Pyjama
HOLI ~ The FESTIVAL OF COLORS
Background Info about Holi
Around the world, Hindus are celebrating Holi, the Festival of Colors. Holi is a popular springtime celebration observed on the last full moon of the lunar month.
Participants traditionally throw bright, vibrant powders at friends and strangers alike, celebrating the arrival of Spring, commemorating Krishna’s pranks, and allowing everyone a momentary freedom — a chance to drop their inhibitions and simply play and dance.
Celebrating Festivals from other countries is always a great way to connect to that culture and learn about new things!
You know since we’re always putting the Educators’ Spin On It. I had to have an Activity to go with it!
So here it is, Make your Holi Color Book!
Make your Own Family Holi Book of Colors
- Create a simple Color Book to remind us of all of our Colorful Fun!
- Draw members of our family, one on each page. Then write a color word on each page.
- Using a paint brush and water colors, splatter painted each page according to the color.
Holi Books for Kids
Here are some books about Holi.
Amma, Tell Me about Holi by Bhakti Mathur
Festival of Colors by Vashti Harrison
Holi Colors by Rina Singh
Want more Holi books for Kids? Explore these colorful children’s books about Holi!
What is Holi?
- Background of Holi & Activities from Putti Prapancha
- Videos of Holi collected by Gnaana
- Song about Holi
Activities for Holi for Kids
- Bubble Paint Virtual Holi at Putti Prapancha
- Body Tracing and Paint Splatter from Putti Prapancha
- Rainy Day Chalk at Golden Gleam
- Make your own HOLI letters by Gnaana
Our Holi Friends!
Happy Holi from our Family to yours!