With all the preparation all around we get so busy that we tend to forget how special is Diwali for kids. Specially abroad kids are anyways not exposed to Indian culture that it becomes important to do something special so that they can learn and enjoy at the same time. Few things that I like my niece to do are:
1. Coloring Pages : There are a bunch of websites online that allow you to print the cards and coloring pages that kids can color One side that really like is :.http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/diwali_colouring.htm. They also include Bhaiya Dhooj printable which is so special.
2. You Tube: Watching Diwali videos online gives them the exposure of how to festival is celebrated in India and they ask questions coz they minds are inquisitive. Here is one links that I like:
3. Craft: Making craft things like Happy Diwali sign, decorating diyas and flower arrangement around the house. My sister in law lets her decorate the fruit basket with fruits and flower.
The idea is to keep kids involved and think about this festival and ask question ...when they grow up what you do now is what you will see them doing in their house on Happy Diwali
Diwali sweets from my archive ..my mouth is watering already .. God bless the person who invented camera ...its because of them we can look back at pictures from last year ...I think this year plan is to make Ras Malai and Sandesh ... and Kalakand ..yum yum yummo ...I love to make home made sweets rather than buying the old stale one from Indian store ...this way I control the sugar goes in it and know that its made from right ingredients and no preservatives ...and I blush when my family compliments how good it is :) What are you making this Diwali ?
Diwali preps have started at our house .. I am still running behind however work and thing at home are extremely busy ...I was wrapping gifts for Diwali and thought of clicking a pic ... this one is just simple and traditional with the burgundy color wrapping paper with some ribbon decor .. I think I am in love with this color ... can't wait to put lights out and enjoy the festive time .. its gonna cool down today ...oh I can feel the festivities ...more pics to come .. stay tuned ....
Diwali preps have started @ Niwas and there is something me and my mom are making for this Diwali ... it will be revealed soon so stay tuned ...what about you all ..have you started your preps yet ? Share ideas blog friends .....