Diwali is not only a time for celebration, but also for family get-togetherness and activities! Here are some interesting activities that your little ones can try this Diwali and have a wonderful time together.
Diwali, the festival of lights, is widely celebrated in our country. With the entire nation glowing brightly with lights and people celebrating the festivities together, it is a wonderful time for everyone.
Parents interact with each other, children burst crackers, and there is happiness all around. However, children may get bored after a point, hence you will need something to keep them engaged. So, we have some amazing Diwali activities and games for children to play this Diwali and make it a memorable one.
1. Quiz Time: If your house is buzzing with relatives and their children, it is a good time to get all the children busy by making them participate in a quiz. Pick certain topics about Diwali Quiz and they will enjoy them. You can divide the children into two teams and let each team quiz each other. Make sure you keep prizes for everyone so that nobody is sad about Diwali.
2. Jewellery Making: Instead of giving your children actual gems and precious items, let them pick some household items such as pasta covers, beads, and other essential things. Ask them to paint these items using and then sprinkle glitter. Allow them to turn those raw items into great jewellery pieces. These jewellery items can go with their festive wear and on other special occasions as well.
3. Paper Firecrackers: Although crackers are something that children look forward to on Diwali, it is important to make them realize the negative effects of the crackers on the environment. Engage them in craft activities where you help them create rockets and firecrackers out of colourful paper, decorate them, and hang them or stick them on a wall for a festive look.
4. Rangoli Art: Although rangoli is traditionally done by girls and women, let’s evolve in modern times and include all children to try out their hand at it. Give them some specific designs that they have to make in different areas of the house or provide them with a printable worksheet and ask them to decorate with different craft materials and colour them, which would be supervised by older children. Later on, let them unleash their creative best and come up with some beautiful ways to enhance their creativity.
5. Diya Painting: Diwali is a festival of lights and is incomplete if your house is not illuminated with the diyas all around. This Diwali, let those diyas not be bland and allow your children to paint those diyas with colours of their choice. Make use of watercolours, paints, and everything at your disposal to provide the little ones with the tools to deck up those simple diyas.
6. Diwali Stories: Narrating the story of Lord Rama’s win over evil and his triumphant return to his people in Ayodhya, can be a good story to play. Let the children showcase their talent during the Diwali celebrations and get over their ‘stage-fright (in case they have any!)
7. Musical Chairs: The simplicity of the game might make you feel like a weird addition for a festive occasion such as Diwali, but when you have siblings, relatives, and friends at one place, any game is fun. Let children play separately or mix them up with adults as well. Choose the popular songs of the time and let your children have fun running around and rushing to grab that empty chair.
8. Diwali Work Book: Let your child discover India and one of the most fascinating Indian holidays with this Diwali Free PDF printable worksheet. Enhance your child skill by printing the worksheet and using the printable worksheet to learn more about the Diwali Festival of Lights.
9. Fancy Dress Competition: Use Diwali to create a fun, fancy dress competition, maybe by using the Diwali colours as a theme? You can ask children to dress up in the shades of yellow, orange or red and get creative as they can.
10. Making Paper Lanterns: This fun and easy activity will add to your festive decorations. Use these lanterns to decorate your home during Diwali and many more festivals, occasions and events. Your kid will feel immense pride when their masterpiece would be displayed in the house.
11. Tongue Twister Challenge: Diwali games at home are incomplete without the tongue twister challenge. This game will give you sure-shot, belly-aching laughter like none other. You just need to write down some tongue-twister phrases on chits. Come up with innovative tongue twisters or buy the latest tongue twister book online - your choice! Now allow your guests to pick a chit. Now comes the most fun part! The players need to say whatever is written on the chit again and again without breaks. If they fail, a nasty dare awaits!
12. Play Dough Rangoli: Interesting way to add to the festive fun! Give each one of them a play dough kit and ask them to make a rangoli out of it. You may want to show them an example.
Let them know they can take the kit to add to their delight. You can give them some sequences/embellishments too to decorate their play dough rangoli.
13. Movie Time: Arrange for some popcorn and sandwiches and nimboo pani. Create a movie-like atmosphere in the room with curtains closed and dim lighting. Select a favourite movie and watch it with them.
Hope you like the above ideas? Would you try them out for the children? We’d love to know how you plan to celebrate Diwali this time.
Wishing you all a happy, safe, and prosperous Diwali!