7 Fun Ways to Celebrate Dussehra with Kids

In India we love to celebrate festivals, it is part of our culture, the festival of Dussehra signifies the importance of truth and victory of good over the evil. The festival is celebrated for 10 days. It is believed that during the Ramayana time, the war between Ram and Ravana went on for 10 long days. On the 10 days, Lord Ram killed Ravana and marked the victory of good over the evil. Dussehra is celebrated as Vijayadashami in down south, it significance the day when Goddess Durga killed demon Mahisasura. Here are

7 Fun Ways to Celebrate Dussehra with Kids

1. Decorate the Dandiya Sticks

paint the Dandiya sticks and make creative patterns

Kids love to dance and flaunt their Dandiya sticks, get creative with your little one. Take some colorful ribbons, printed tapes and create a unique pattern on the Dandiya stick which can go well with their traditional outfit.  You can also paint the Dandiya sticks and make creative patterns and polka dots on it.

2. Decorate the Prayer Room

Plan some DIY decor with your little one, you can recycle the old bangles to transform it into Diya. Bottles and old CDs can be used as a beautiful candle stands too. Decorate it with some colorful ribbons, pebbles, and stones. Once the candle stand is ready, place the Diya and add more beauty to the prayer room.

3. Get Ready For Garba

Select cool number to perform on Dandiya night

Both kids and adults love to perform on the rocking dance number during the Garba night. Prepare some easy steps and practice a cool number to perform on Dandiya night. Allow the kids to share some easy moves and ideas. The song. Enjoy the beautiful bond with your little one.

 

 

4. Decorate the Golus

In south India, Golu is very popular, people set up Golu for 9 days of Navratri. Make beautiful clay Golus and set it up for Pooja. You can also gift it to your friends and family, they surely would appreciate your little one’s creativity.

5. Make Ravana

This Dussehra make DIY Ravana

During the festival of Dussehra, Ravana is burned down into ashes in an open space, it is to demonstrate the victory of good over the evil. You can make a small Ravana at home with some papers, burn it inside the building space with friends and distribute sweets.

6. Handmade Gifts

Festival is a great time to meet and greet your loved ones. Make the most of it and give them a handmade gift. It won’t pinch your pocket and your kids will love to upcycle old CD into candle stand, clay into Dussehra Golus or cardboard into traditional symbols like Om, Trishul to match the festival spirit.

7. Sweets and Savoury

Enjoy preparing delicious sweets with kids during Dussehra

Traditional sweets are part of Indian culture. Prepare traditional sweets and savoury with your little one, ask them to help you out. Appreciate the child’s effort and ask them to serve the delicacies to the guest.

 

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This fun post is a part of #FestivalBlogTrain hosted by http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.in. Enjoy reading 10 beautiful festival related posts by popular bloggers of India. Enjoy the festival season with us.

 

 

Thank you Meenu for introducing me to this festival blog train. She is staying at home mom to a 6-month-old baby boy. She loves cooking, illustrations, DIY.Check out the next blog post by  Firdaus Peerzada. She is a Fashion enthusiast and her love for fashion landed her into blogger. Catch her journey on www.thekardashianclan.com

 

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16 thoughts on “7 Fun Ways to Celebrate Dussehra with Kids

  • October 3, 2018 at 3:24 pm
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    I love setting up the gollu. Since I was a child and even now I totally enjoy it. You can have spiritual & a religious corner and also a fun-filled corner. The fun corner where I got to make parks was my favourite – this is definitely a great way to get kids involved.

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  • October 3, 2018 at 3:56 pm
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    How interesting! Thanks for sharing these lovely ideas. Some of these will definitely keep my little one busy when he is home for his Dussehra break from school!

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  • October 3, 2018 at 5:02 pm
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    Amazing ideas to bond with kids and help them grow with beautiful memiries

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  • October 3, 2018 at 11:52 pm
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    Out of all the points mentioned above, get ready for garba was my favorite . Thak you for sharing so many ideas for this Dussehra, this was damn helpful

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  • October 4, 2018 at 6:05 am
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    Garba and dandiya is truly the most fun ways to enjoy most of this festive season. I keep looking forward to this festival.

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  • October 4, 2018 at 11:06 am
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    These are some fab ideas that kids will love and make them look forward for Dusshera. Decorating dandiya sticks and engaging in some sweets is something I loved the most.

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  • October 4, 2018 at 11:31 am
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    lots of things to do in this Dussehra and gonna do all the activities with my kids. I know my kid will be happy in making Ravana

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  • October 4, 2018 at 11:39 am
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    These are such wonderful ways to get children involved in the festivities.They enjoy puja room decorating a lot ,just like us.

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  • October 4, 2018 at 12:49 pm
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    I’m going shopping tomorrow with my daughter for getting decorative stuff for our dandiya! Dasera and the Navratri days leading to it are great fun.

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  • October 4, 2018 at 2:21 pm
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    I loved the idea of making ravana with kids at home and burning them to celebrate dussehra! That is indeed creative! Would love to do that!

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  • October 4, 2018 at 3:18 pm
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    These are some really great and fun tips for kids to celebrate dushera. Decorating prayer room and garba is the best tip.

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  • October 4, 2018 at 3:24 pm
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    Your post reminded me that the festival season is just around the corner. These are great ideas to include kids in the festival and festivities around.

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  • October 4, 2018 at 3:44 pm
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    I think my son would love to make Ravana with me as he loves craft ideas. This way he can also get to know the story behind the festival

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  • October 4, 2018 at 4:56 pm
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    Our traditions are so fun. Getting kids involved in them is such a beautiful thing. Let me try a few ways suggested by you this Dussehra.

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  • October 5, 2018 at 7:30 am
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    I still hv beautiful dusherra memmories of my childhood. I loved yr post about the different ways to enjoy the festival

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  • October 5, 2018 at 9:38 am
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    Wow.. This Golu preparation seems to be interesting.. Although every idea is really nice. Thanks.

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