On the 8th of March, it is Holi. Holi is one of the biggest Hindu festivals that celebrates the victory of good over evil. The following provides free Printables, Activities and Template that will enable you to celebrate Holi at your service and activities that can be implemented into the curriculum for children.
Holi commemorates both the triumph of good over evil and the heavenly love between Lord Krishna and Radha. It also serves as a harvest celebration to honour the beginning of spring and the end of winter. Radha was quite light, whereas Lord Krishna had a dark complexion, according to Hindu tradition. Because of their different skin tones, Krishna used to worry that Radha wouldn't accept him. He spoke to his mother Yashoda about this. Yashoda once joked that Krishna should paint Radha's face to cover up any imperfections. Krishna applied Gulal to Radha's face as instructed by his mother. And that is how Holi celebrations were started.
Printables For Children
Holi Display Posters - The Holi Posters are images of Holi celebrations. They are bright and colourful and great to display within the learning environment that enable children to observe how children and others celebrate Holi.
Holi Colouring Pages - The Holi Colouring Pages enable children to colour, paint, and collage each colouring page. Children can make them bright and colourful. These are great to use during Holi with children.
Holi T-shirt Patterns - The Holi T-shirt Colour Patterns are a great activity to celebrate Holi and for children that are learning and recognise colours. Just follow the colour words at the bottom of the t-shirt and decorate the t-shirt with the same coloured splatters which are also included in the printable set.
Mehndi Tracing - Mehendi Tracing enables children to trace over the mehndi design. Mehendi is a form of body and temporary skin decoration drawn on the hands and legs in India. It represents positive spirits and good luck and is usually worn during celebrations and festivals.
Note: - All the above Printables are available for FREE to download. To download, simply click on each of the images/posters and it will automatically start downloading to your device.
Art For Holi
Blow Painting With Straws - Using straws, children can create splatter patterns while blowing liquid watercolours on paper. Fun and simple for all.
Bubble Art - Children will enjoy blowing bubbles and watching them pop onto paper to make their own bubble art.
Balloon Pop Painting - Pop balloons filled with paint to create unique colourful splatter art.
Splatter Painting - Children will enjoy banging wooden spoons to watch the paint splatter to create works of art.
Templates For Holi
Happy Holi - Portfolio Template - The Happy Holi template can be used by Educators to show the Holi celebrations that occur at the service.
Celebrating Holi - Portfolio Template - The Celebrating Holi template can be used by Educators to show the Holi celebrations that occur at the service and then can be added to the child's portfolio.