Holi is called the “Festival of Colours ” .
The festival signifies the triumph of good over evil . Holi celebrates the arrival of spring, the end of winter, the blossoming of love, and for many it’s a festive day to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive, and repair broken relationships. The festival also celebrates the beginning of a good spring harvest season.
Why you should bring this activity box home for your child :
- Drawing a Mandala boosts creativity : Mandalas are considered to be a free form of art, which allows children to openly express their creativity through it’s design. They can choose precisely which shapes and patterns to include in their mandala, even if they’ve never created one before
- Painting with Balloons is a great activity for kids to explore creatively and imaginatively as they create freely using simple props in an open-ended and unstructured way. It also makes a great sensory activity as children use their hands
- Happy Holi Colours by Numbers -Colouring by numbers, helps children develop the critical fine motor skills which will aid their reading and writing. It also helps with children’s dexterity, hand-eye coordination, and skills with manipulating tools
Kids can learn the different numbers, as well as distinguish between different colours by their name. They will love the challenge of finding the right shade matching each number. It’s perfect activity for practising maths skills as well as colouring
- Holi with Hathi Raja : A Velocity STEAM Activity –
STEAM, like STEM, is an integrated approach to learning that encourages learners to make connections between the concepts they are learning and how they apply them to real-world problems. STEAM helps students ask questions, problem solve, think creatively, and produce innovative solutions.
- Creativity / Art : Investigating a range of materials and combining them, exploring colour mixing .What happens when colors meet each other? Does the color stay the same? Use only primary coloursand try to mix them by blowing air through your straw. What colors did you create?
Science: Using air to make things move, investigating and experimenting with answering a challenge. Explore how velocity works by controlling gusts of wind in this STEAM activity for kids . Discuss wind velocity. How does faster or slower wind change your artwork?
- Motor Skills: Hand/eye coordination, fine motor skills, pincer grip
- Engineering : What happens if you use more than one straw? Build an anemometer with cups and straws and measure the velocity of wind from your straws, a hair dryer, or even a fan.
- Math : Can you identify any patterns or shapes in your artwork? Cut the straw. What happens when you blow through a different length of straw? What lengths work best?