Unlike adults, kids are filled with so much imagination. They get double excited during festival times because they mean more games and fun for them. Unfortunately, adults do not share the same enthusiasm. When they ask us to play with them, we ignore saying that we don't have time; We don't listen to the stories they have to say; We show fake interest in their riddles and tricks.
Never disappoint them! Let's make it up for our little ones this Diwali day! Apart from showering them with love and care, you can involve them in some fun activities to make them feel included and also as a part of grownups.
Diwali is technically incomplete if you don't send your kids to school with the special snacks after the holiday. Savories like Murukku, Thattai, Seedai, Pakoda or sweets like Laddu, Gulab jamun, Kesari are the usual choice of snacks for the special day. Now involve your kids in these making processes. Ask them to buy groceries from the market or to mix the batter for murukku, or to make small balls of gulab jamuns without a crack. This will give them a sense of responsibility. And when they grow up they will have stories to tell their loved ones about how their nostalgic memories.
Rangolis plays a vital role in all the celebrations in India. Particularly in South India, people start drawing beautiful rangolis the night before so that their special day would start colorfully. After doing it, they would form a small gang and go around their area to look at other's Rangoli. This is a good time to let your kid take part in something that is significant to the celebration. You may get worried doubting the craftsmanship of your little ones, that your rangoli will not turn out how you want it to be. But, you have to accept whatever your kid does to your Rangoli is postmodern and let it be. Also, kids love playing with colors! It is a win-win!
There is a curious interior designer in all of us and is even more active in our little ones. We are not asking you to let your children redesign your house. But, you can ask them to help you decorate the house for the festival. Picking up serial lights, preparing the diyas, dusting the house, washing the kitchen utensils are some of the tasks which you can do with the help of your child. Making your kids do their chores helps them develop their social skills and level of competence. Scientists suggest that you should start your kids with their chores when they are in their pre-school itself. Diwali is a good day to start with, is it not?
A little fun to add fun to the festival day! Antakshari is a basic two-person game, but it gets very interesting if you have more than two people on two teams competing against each other. You can gather your friends or family and settle into a pleasant space to start the game. You can make the kids sing and dance to the songs! A fun day will become a precious memory they will cherish when they grow up!
Teach them about helping the poor and needy on this festival occasion. Let them realize the importance of relationships. Ask them to save their pocket money and spend it on helping others with food, dresses, crackers.
Let us be honest, Diwali is popular with kids only because it is associated with crackers. Kids love crackers. Everyone loves crackers. They start fantasizing about crackers as soon as they hear the word ‘Diwali’. You can surprise your kids with crackers or you can make them select their own crackers!
But visiting a store may not give you the real pleasure of picking up your favorite crackers amidst the crowd. bijili Crackers, being the best platform to access fireworks will be more than happy to help you with the purchase of authentic Sivakasi fireworks right from your home. Additional comfort with choosing your fireworks from bijili Crackers is you and your kid can really take the time to analyze and pick crackers of your personal choice.
Diwali is good enough for you to start teaching your kids some life skills and values. Teach them the importance of sharing, cleanliness, and kindness this festival day! Keep them occupied and make this festival day be etched on their hearts forever! Happy Diwali in advance!