The much awaited festival of the year is around the corner. We all are busy with cleaning our houses and offices. Preparing for the coming festival season is so much fun.
The kids too are excited about the festival. They are eager to get new clothes and gifts. They are thrilled to burst crackers too. Being a parent, I have always believed that I must involve my son in most of the activities that are happening around. So this year I thought of involving him during his Diwali break.
Following are the few activities which I have either already done with him or plan to do it in his holidays :
1.Cleaning cupboard : This is one of the most important task in Diwali. It can get tedious but at the same time it can be made into a fun activity. So I asked him to arrange his clothes category wise. So he decided to segregate by keeping shirts together, T shirts, shorts, pants, undergarments, socks and his Indian wear. Then came to organise his accessories like belts, caps, watches and sunglasses. He enjoyed this process. I can confidently say that he has started to understand the concept of segregation and organisation.
2. Card Making : Since he doesn't like to draw much, we have assembled sticking material to make Diwali cards for his friends and family.
3. Gifting : Most of the Indian families follow this custom of sending gifts to each other houses for Diwali. Involving him to wrap those gifts will be a fun activity too.
4. Cooking : The idea of cooking and serving something together will motivate and excite them to participate. So one of the evenings we made his favourite sandwich and he enjoyed every bite of it.
5. Rangoli : This is one thing which I look forward during Diwali. Pratham too has enjoyed watching me making Rangolis. This is time it will be Mother son Duo making one.
Likewise there are many activities which we can involve our child to keep them engaged. Right use of their talent and creativeness will definitely help them in achieving their goals.