Anyone else ready for spring?? This year, try celebrating the season with your little ones by learning about another culture with these Holi crafts and activities!
Holi is a joyous festival of colors celebrated every spring by Hindus around the world. Marking the beginning of spring, it is usually celebrated at the end of February or beginning of March (this year it falls on March 6). It is also known as the festival of colors and is the biggest holiday on the Hindu calendar after Diwali.
Holi is best known for its celebration of color, as people throw colored powders and water at each other in large public festivals. For an overview of the holiday and some ideas to get you started don’t miss our post on celebrating Holi. Read more about the story behind Holi on National Geographic, plus look at their amazing photo gallery!
If you aren’t lucky enough to live near one of these public celebrations, you can still enjoy the holiday with your little ones with these fun ideas below:
Introductions to Holi
Celebrating Holi with Family and Friends from Multicultural Kid Blogs
Holi Fun to Welcome Spring from The Educators’ Spin On It
The Holi Toolkit from the Hindu American Foundation: Includes the legend behind Holi and ideas to celebrate in the classroom
Why Is Holi Holy? from papaya + post: The story of Holi
Cultural Cheat Sheet on How to Celebrate Holi from papaya + post
Get Painted at Holi: The Indian Festival of Colors from Kid World Citizen
Holi for Kids from Mindful Mum
Videos about Holi for Kids from Gnaana
Bollywood Movies about Holi from papaya + post: just for fun!
Crafts for Holi
Make your own colorful Holi T-shirt from The Educators’ Spin On It
5 Easy Ways to Get Crafty to Celebrate Holi from papaya + post
Free Happy Holi Banner from Gnaana
Messy Paint and Hand Traced Flowers from InCultureParent
Tissue Paper Blossoms from Gnaana
Straw Painting from InCultureParent
Dhal Art from Gnaana
Make Your Own Holi Colors
Homemade Holi Colours from Ketchup Moms: also includes a recipe, yum!
7 Eco-Friendly Holi Colored Powder Recipes from My Little Moppet
Holi Coloring Pages
Holi Coloring Page from Indian Moms Connect
Holi Coloring Pages from DGreetings
Holi Coloring Pages from 4to40
Throw a Holi Party
Tips for a Holi-Themed Party from Masala Mommas
Happy Holi Party from Gnaana
Tips for a Safe and Eco-Friendly Holi with Kids from My Little Moppet
Happy and Safe Holi from Indian Moms Connect
5 Tips for a Safe Holi with Kids from Kids Stop Press
Baby Care Tips Before Holi from Kids Stop Press
Great Pinterest Boards
Our own Holi Pinterest board from Multicultural Kid Blogs
Holi at Home Pinterest board from Masala Mommas
India Culture Pinterest Board from The Educators’ Spin On Itby