Rakhi is an important Indian festival especially for brothers and sisters. It is one of the best occasions to educate kids about our tradition and its values. This Raksha Bandhan, try these simple things to enjoy with kids at home. Educate them about what this festival actually means and how it is important for them. Here are some of the ideas to help you celebrate Rakhi with kids at home.
Make it an interesting story telling day! Tell children the importance of the festival in a fun way making it a story. You can also share stories from Indian mythology that reminds about the importance of Rakhi like that of Lord Krishna and Draupadi, Goddess Lakshmi and King Bali etc. You can even bring them some story books and help them reading it out.
Rakhi making at home
Organize a DIY Rakhi making at home before the festival. Motivate them to make handmade rakhi. This will be interesting and exciting at the same time. As parents we can help them and give them new ideas to make it look even more appealing.
Help brothers plan their gift for sisters. Tell them prior that after sisters tie rakhi, brothers in return give gifts. Help them select something for their sibling, ask for advises or help them making DIY gifts at home.
Arrange celebrations together
Kids love enjoyment sessions. Gather their friends from neighborhood and plan some competitions. You can also make them perform the Rakhi rituals together. Like gather everybody in the locality at the same place and perform all the rituals. Eating, playing, and learning more about it together is interesting.
DIY greeting card
Help children make greeting cards for each other on this auspicious day. Help them write some special quotes for their siblings and exchange with each other.
Making Rakhi puja thali
Involve Children to decorate the rakhi puja thali and tell them its importance and what all is needed in it and why.