How to celebrate ECO FRIENDLY DIWALI with kids.

One of the most important festival of the year – Diwali is around the corner. But the recent news on ban on firecrackers sale during Diwali in Delhi and neighbouring areas, has dampened the festive spirits which has  left many angry, some confused and some happy about it. On a personal note, being a asthma patient I am always scared of the increased smoke and pollution which comes as part of the Diwali so it really comes as a relief.
Diwali or Deepwali is actually the festival of ‘Deep’  or ‘Diyas’ so let your child celebrate it this year with more light, food, fun & frolic .
But the most affected are the children who were much waiting for Diwali vacations to begin so that they can splurge their piggy bank on the different type of crackers, flowerpots, bombs, rockets and & sparklers. But you need not worry and kids need to be sad as we have come up with a list of fun, innovative things which will still sparkle their Diwali and make them joyous.  
  •  #1. Helping moms in cleaning the house:
I know you will think i'm out of my mind? We personally dread the cleaning work and you say involve kids in it, I mean seriously ?! We dread the cleaning work because we do it as festival chore. Why not make it a fun game and see how everyone enjoys. Kids are super imaginative. Cleaning can be a fun way to expand this skill and also inculcate a good tidy habit. Let them become a super hero or wonder woman and destroy the spider webs and free the house from spider monsters. How about you cleaning the vessels and let your kid wipe it clean with their super magical shining power. How about making the window cleaning a game by wiping the soap rivulets before they reach down .  
  • #2. Making Diwali a crafty and arty thing: 
Kids love craft and art work so why not indulge them in it and also let them feel productive by decorating the house. Build lanterns at home, paint mud diyas, make paper flowers, make flower rangoli or you make rangoli and let them fill colour in it, make paper patakas. This will enhance their creativity and also you can teach them the importance of using less plastic & non degradable waste and ways to become environment friendly. Before are some interesting reference link to do some fun craft work this Diwali. CONTINUE READING...