Top 6 Raksha Bandhan Activities And Gifts For Kids

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Raksha Bandhan, the Indian festival, celebrates the love and respect between brothers and sisters. So, if you want your children to enjoy and understand the festival, here’s our list of Raksha Bandhan activities for kids. The sister ties a rakhi around her brother’s wrist, praying for his good health and prosperity. In return, the brother promises to protect her and treats her with gifts, delicacies, and money. Most children are attracted by the festive galore and sacred rituals. However, festivals should not be restricted only to ceremonies and good food. Adding interactive activities will help children learn and enjoy more. It will also create a better bonding among the family members. So, if you are curious to know what Raksha Bandhan activities you can plan for your children, our list of ideas can help you out.

Raksha Bandhan For Kids – 6 Interesting Activities And Gifts:

1. DIY Rakhi:

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You Will Need:

  • Scissors
  • Cotton thread
  • Paper
  • Glue
  • Foam
  • Colors
  • Feathers
  • Beads and other decorative items as per your choice

How To:

  1. Cut out paper with the help of scissors in the shape of the design of your desired rakhi, such as Swatik, Om, or any other design.
  1. Cut out the foam in the shape of your paper cut out.
  1. Stick the paper on the foam using the glue
  1. Deck up your rakhi design on the paper with the help of colors, feathers, beads, and other decorative items.
  1. Stick the paper-and-foam rakhi design in the middle of the thread and the rakhi is ready

2. DIY Greeting Card:

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You Will Need:

  • Colorful or white chart paper
  • Scissors
  • Sketch pens
  • Colors
  • Beads
  • Sequins
  • Paper cut outs from magazines

How To:

  1. Cut the large chart paper in the desired shape for greeting card with the help of scissors. Fold it in half to make it appear a greeting.
  1. Inside the greeting card, write a message to your sibling or cousin using the sketch pens.
  1. Decorate the greeting card inside and outside with the help of colors, beads, sequins, or paper cut out of necessary designs. Another raksha bandhan activities for kids they will love to do.

3. Organize ‘Rakhi Thali Decoration’ Competition:

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You Will Need:

  • Some large plates
  • Fresh flowers
  • Rice
  • Sweets
  • Turmeric powder as ‘Haldi.’
  • Red colored powder as ‘Kum Kum’ powder

How To:

  1. Gather all your siblings, cousins, and friends. Give each kid an empty plate and a packet containing rice, fresh flowers, dry fruits, sweets, Haldi, and ‘Kum Kum’ powder.
  1. Give the kids a time limit, like two minutes, and tell all kids to decorate the plate as pooja thali from the materials present in the packet.
  1. The kid who decorates the thali creatively and finishes first is the winner.

4. Enjoy Watching Children’s Movies:

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You Will Need:

  • DVD player
  • Get a great collection of children’s movies, puppet shows, or animated movies’ collection on DVDs or pen drive.

How To:

  1. Get all kids to sit in a big room.
  1. Play some children’s movies, puppet show, or animated movies that kids enjoy watching.

This way you can create the fun moments on raksha bandhan for children.

5. Play Interesting Interactive Fun Games:

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You Will Need:

  • Sheets of paper
  • Pencils and pens

How To:

  1. Get all kids to sit in a circle and give each one of them a sheet of paper and a pen or pencil.
  1. Tell them to draw funny images of each other, write a story or poem for each other, or pen down favorite books or movies of each other. You can also tell kids to write the best qualities of each other which will motivate them.
  1. Exchange the paper sheets and let them enjoy reading them.

6. Encourage Kids To Participate In Guess Who:

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Playing ‘Guess Who’ will help kids bond with their siblings and cousins more nicely.

You Will Need:

  • Old photographs

How To:

  1. Gather old photographs of the time when kids and their siblings and cousins were babies.
  1. Get all old photos of kids and their cousins and make a chart that displays photos of each kid under tags ‘now’ and ‘then’. Give each chart a funny caption.
  1. Call kids and show them each chart one-by-one. Ask them to identify the baby in the chart.

This Raksha Bandhan, do something new and more fun. With this list of Raksha Bandhan activities for kids, you now have some exciting and fun ways to celebrate this joyous occasion. Encourage your children to engage in some DIY activities and games, such as making their own rakhis and greeting cards, and organize competitions to make the festival more memorable and anticipated. You could also add some of your own to the list for a never-ending celebration of fun, laughter, and siblinghood.

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Debolina Raja came into the writing world while she was playing around with words and participating in various literary events. In the professional world, she found her writing interest in various genres such as health, wellness, parenting, relationship, and brand management. Having done a Masters degree in English literature from Delhi University, she loves reading, heading out on road trips, hibernating... more

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