10 Interesting Janmashtami Activities For Kids

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Kids love beautiful idols of Lord Krishna, and they are often curious to learn about Janmashtami celebrations. Teaching few interesting, fun related Janmashtami activities for kids can help you inculcate the festive and cultural values in them. You might be looking for some easy-to-do Janmashtami activities online and craft books. As always, MomJunction is here for your rescue. Scroll down to learn some fantastic Janmashtami activities for your little munchkins.

1. Dress Up Like Krishna:

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You Will Need:

  • Peacock feather crown
  • Ornaments made using white flowers
  • Flute
  • Colorful dhoti

How To:

  • Dress up your kid with bright dhoti and ornaments made using white flowers.
  • Place the peacock feather crown on his head.
  • Give the flute in his hand. This is a great Janmashtami costume for kids.

2. Decorate Curd Pot:

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You Will Need:

  • An earthen pot
  • Watercolors
  • Paint brush
  • Peacock feathers
  • Glue

How To:

  • Paint the earthen pot with different watercolors using a paint brush.
  • Stick peacock feathers around the pot using the glue.

3. Create Janmashtami Greeting Card:

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You Will Need:

  • Card paper
  • Crayons
  • Sketch pens
  • Pencil or pen

How To:

  • Fold the card paper to create a Janmashtami greeting card.
  • Draw the pictures of the baby Krishna, flute, and peacock feathers, and color them using crayons and sketch pens.
  • Write the message ‘Wish you all a very Happy Janmashtami’ on it using a pen. Try this cool Janmashtami activity for kids and add more fun to the celebration.

[ Read: Card Making For Kids ]

4. Make Krishna’s Crown:

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You Will Need:

  • Cardboard
  • Spray paint
  • Beads and sequins
  • Peacock feather
  • Colored paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors

How To:

  • Cut the cardboard into the desired shape of Krishna’s crown, and paste the colored paper on it appropriately.
  • Paint the crown in golden or any other desired color using the spray paint.
  • Decorate this Janmashtami crafts for kids with beads, sequins, and peacock feather with the help of glue.

5. Clay Idol Of Lord Krishna:

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You Will Need:

  • Clay
  • Small ornaments and clothes for decoration
  • Small piece of a peacock feather

How To:

  • Guide your kid to create Krishna’s idol out of clay in simple steps.
  • Decorate the clay idol with clothes and ornaments.
  • Add a piece of a peacock feather on its head.

6. Draw Rangoli:

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You Will Need:

  • Rice flour
  • Water
  • Bowl

How To:

  • Mix some rice flour and water in a bowl.
  • Guide your kid to create simple rangoli design on the floor of your house.
  • Add footsteps of little Krishna to the rangoli design.

[ Read: Rangoli Designs For Kids ]

7. Read Out Krishna’s Storybooks:

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You Will Need:

  • Storybooks, such as ‘Amma, tell me about Krishna.’

How To:

  • Gift your kid story books having short stories of Lord Krishna, such as ‘Amma, tell me about Krishna.’
  • Encourage your child to read the stories from the book.

[ Read: Lord Krishna Birth Story ]

8. Arrange Janmashtami Treasure Hunt:

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You Will Need:

  • Rice flour paste
  • A pot of goodies and butter

How To:

Gather lots of kids

  • Dip the youngest kid foot in the rice flour paste and tell him to walk from door to five different corners of your house.
  • Hide a pot full of butter and goodies in one of the five corners of your house.
  • Encourage your kids to choose and follow one of the paths of footprints and find the pot.

9. Ask Kids To Join Janmashtami Prayers:

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You Will Need:

  • CDs of Janmashtami songs and prayers
  • DVD player

How To:

  • Play one of the CDs of Janmashtami prayers, and encourage your kids to learn the prayers.
  • On the Janmashtami day, tell your children to recite the prayers.

10. Plan A Visit To ISKCON Temple:

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You Will Need:

  • A map leading to ISKCON Temple
  • A group of kids

How To:

  • Find out the exact location of ISKCON Temple using a map.
  • Take your kids to the ISKCON Temple on the Janmashtami to enjoy various cultural activities and shows that present in the temple.

Did you plan and teach any Janmashtami activities to your kids? Which festive activities your kids liked the most? Share your Janmashtami craft activities for kids with fellow moms. Leave a comment below.

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