Holi, the ‘Festival of Colours’. Colours bring in so much positivity in our life and definitely it is a festival to celebrate. Holi is celebrated in almost all parts of India and even outside India among Indians with great enthusiasm. Holi celebrations start the night before Holi with a bonfire which signifies the triumph of good over bad. On the day of Holi friends and family gather to play with colours to show love and respect to each other.
Today as Holi is just around the corner, this post is an elaboration on the festival of Holi with ideas on games, food, colours, safety and everything Holi can offer us.
What to expect in this Post:
- DIY Organic Edible Holi Colours
- Water Guns and Water balloons.
- Game Ideas for kids for Holi celebration
- Food for Holi
- Holi Art and Craft ideas
- Printables for Holi
- Safety for kids
- How to remove colours
Holi is festival involving a lot of colour, fun and play. This is a big list will help you host some fun Holi parties, or get togethers.
Its impossible to keep children away from Holi. At the same time one can be worried about the harmful chemicals the colours contain and the damage it can do your kids skin and hair. Best is to use Organic, Non Toxic Holi colours. You can go stress free when children play with these colours. You can find a video to make these Organic Holi colours.
Water Balloons are a must while playing Holi. But we can be really worried about these water balloons hurting children. We all know they hurt a lot with experience. Find out how to make these Sponge Water Bombs which equal the funto water balloons, minus the hurt.
Investing in a good Water gun can be expensive but worth it. Water guns such a big hit with kids that the best is to buy a good water gun which can last for years. Click on the link if you are looking for a list for good Water guns.
Games ideas for kids for Holi.
This is such a fun idea to have some water fun. Water play is all we need during Holi.
All you have to do is fill coloured water in the water gun. They can splash on each other or the painting, totally upto them.
Bubble fun is such an integral part of Water play. So, Holi without Bubble making would be incomplete.
Lets do this! Older boys would enjoy such games.
Always had lemon on the spoon race. Have you tried this innovative idea. Even if the water balloon bursts, who cares:)
Food Ideas for kids
Eating becomes difficult while playing Holi. Kids can be starving after playing with colour and water and feeding them at this time would be extremely unhygienic. Here are some food ideas which can be eaten without actually touching the food.
Jelly is a hot favourite among kids. These rainbow jelly can add to your Hole theme décor plus kids will love it.
Keeping them hydrated is very important while playing Holi. Healthy clean snack which looks delicious.
Easy to eat and fills up your tummy.
Popsiessss!!!! Who doesn’t love these colourful looking fun.
Introducing the little ones the authentic Holi food with a twist. Making them have Thandai in a form of a cookie.
Holi Art and Craft ideas:
Holi is associated with mythological story about the burning of Holika, which signifies the importance of good conquering over evil.
Safety for kids
- Use Organic colours
- Wear full clothes, cover your full body.
- Do not use Water balloons, use Sponge Water Bombs.
- Skin care – Apply generous amounts of Petroleum Jelly or oil, Hair care – Apply oil in hair.
- Do not leave child unattended.
- Hydration is very important.
- Be aware your kids don’t eat the colours and your have other food.
- Do not use eggs, paints.
- Do not throw on plants and animals.
- Do not use kerosene on your skin to remove colours later.
- Apply nail paint.
Easy remedies to remove Holi colours. Click on the link above.
This Holi list is a huge compilation of colours, water balloons, water guns, Games for kids for Holi, Food for kids for Holi, Holi art and craft, Holi mythology fun facts and Safety while playing Holi.
This Holi hacks can help you to organise a party or a get-together for friends and family or you can play these games with your kids in the backyard or building compound and enjoy the essence of Holi.
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