Spring Festival of Colour Day
My name is Rachel and I have my own musical company called Music Minors. Today we are going to be learning all about the Hindu Festival of colour. We will be cake decorating, paint throwing and dancing too!
All About The Holi Festival of Colour
Listen to Rachel describe this special Hindu festival. Why are we celebrating this festival?
The important message to share with children is that this festival marks the change from Winter to Spring. This develops children’s knowledge and understanding of the world.
Follow Rachel as she shows you how to decorate cakes or biscuits using brightly coloured icing.
Use the ingredients to make simple icing and food colouring. It’s a really lovely activity where you can let the children be creative and independent. This develops children’s creativity.
Rachel shows you how to do some fun, Bollywood style dancing. She gives you simple instructions to follow.
The music is really fun and the actions are simple. Enjoy moving around to the music. You can use an umbrella or a scarf for the beginning of the dance. This develops children’s expressive arts and design.
Rachel uses a t-shirt to flick the lovely and vibrant coloured paints. She uses a table cloth underneath to protect the floor.
Flick the paints to create a lovely bright and colourful effect. Using the idea from the Holi festival of colour. This develops children’s creativity and knowledge and understanding of festivals around the world.
Paint - bright colours
Palette to put paint on
T-shirt or paper
If you've finished these and still have time for fun...
Here are some more Holi craft activities for children: