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Holi Enjoyable to Welcome Spring

February 16, 2023
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Celebrating Holi with kids? Here are fun ways to introduce this festival of color to your child plus a few special craft ideas too including a Holi t-shirt.

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DIY Holi T-Shirt for Kids

We prepared for our Holi Color Fun this year by making our own Holi T-shirts. This way we can continue to wear them and remind us of all of our Colorful Fun for Holi.

It was literally made in just a few minutes but turned out to be a big hit with both of my girls and also our friends that came to join the fun.

We invited some friends for their very first Holi experience so we wanted to make it memorable.

We took a plain T-shirts and plain onsies for the babies and fabric paint. 

Then we found foam letters around the house to dip into the paint.  The best size for us were the foam letter we already had for other craft projects. My daughter dipped her letters in the paint and then placed them onto her shirt.

Once we started the color and water fun she was ready to have fun and get messy!

We got MESSY and had so much FUN! Even my 1 year old got into the FUN!

Holi is a holiday that surpasses our differences and focuses on the oneness of our humanity
~ Generation Ginger

We used Washable Finger Paints for the little ones to help with cleanup.

And made a special bucket for them to play with on water toys and water balloons.

(Use Caution Balloons are a choking hazards for small children, adult supervision at all times)

This is what you wear traditionally in India a White Solid Kurta Pyjama 

HOLI ~ The FESTIVAL OF COLORS

Background Info about Holi

Around the world, Hindus are celebrating Holi, the Festival of Colors. Holi is a popular springtime celebration observed on the last full moon of the lunar month.

Participants traditionally throw bright, vibrant powders at friends and strangers alike, celebrating the arrival of Spring, commemorating Krishna’s pranks, and allowing everyone a momentary freedom — a chance to drop their inhibitions and simply play and dance.

Celebrating Festivals from other countries is always a great way to connect to that culture and learn about new things!

Songs About holi for Kids to Celebrate

Here’s our favorite Holi songs on youtube!

You know since we’re always putting the Educators’ Spin On It. I had to have an Activity to go with it!

So here it is, Make your Holi Color Book!

Make your Own Family Holi Book of Colors

  1. Create a simple Color Book to remind us of all of our Colorful Fun!
  2. Draw members of our family, one on each page. Then write a color word on each page.
  3. Using a paint brush and water colors, splatter painted each page according to the color.

We’ve been working on Family Names and Color Words in Hindi so it was the perfect time to use both in our book!

Holi Books for Kids

Here are some books about Holi.

Celebrate Holi With Me! (From The Toddler Diaries)

Amma, Tell Me about Holi by Bhakti Mathur

Festival of Colors by Vashti Harrison

Holi Colors by Rina Singh

Want more Holi books for Kids? Explore these colorful children’s books about Holi!

holi books for kids

What is Holi?

Festival Colors Holi High Quality Colors, 50 Gram Packets (Pack of 10)

Activities for Holi for Kids

Our Holi Friends!

Happy Holi from our Family to yours! 

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