If you are an image person, here are some quick images of the activities that I did with my son –
CULTURE – A DIY bow & arrow made from hula hoop connectors & a twig. I used this as a prop while telling the story of Lord Ram & Raavan that how Lord Ram was so good at using bow & arrow.
ART – Some sticks that we collected from garden, we painted them with tempera paints & used them to play dandiya 🙂
FINE MOTOR – Hand drawn Durga Mata faces kept inside plastic sheet. The activity is to peel off bindi & put it on the right place on Durga Mata.
MATH – One to one correspondence of keeping one flower in one cavity using a clothespin. A pre-math activity & a fine motor skill to use the clothespin.
You might also like THIS ultimate compilation of 17 books on Indian mythology for Dussehra & Navratri festival for children.
PRETEND PLAY – People observe fast during Navatri season & hence I came up with this pretend play setup with his toy fruits & a balance. He became a fruit seller.
SENSORY – Pulling out the flower petals & making water rangoli
MATH – Hand drawn Raavan face with numbers written on his 10 heads. Wooden number cutouts to match the numbers.
SORTING – sorting marigold flowers according to the color
PRACTICAL LIFE – Punching holes in mango leaves & threading them to make a toran for Dussehra.
I am going to make a separate blog post on some books that you can read this Navratri & Dussehra festival to your kids.
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