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Saturday, March 19
The Holi Festival is an ancient Hindu Festival of Love. Holi is also known as the Festival of Colors which is celebrated to mark the arrival of spring. Join us we venture into another cultural celebration where we will learn about the festival’s traditions through performances, art, and activities.
Purpose Behind the Play: Sensory play, artistic creativity, social-emotional development, and exposure to culture and diversity.
Smart Art (on-going): Vibrant Colors of Expression>
- The colored powder celebration is one of the most exciting activities during Holi! Join us in the art studio as we sprinkle powder onto water to create colorful marbled prints of our own.
- We will use skin-safe crayons and provide mirrors to allow children to add vibrant color to their bodies, tying into the festival colors.
Sensational Story Time in Orange Plaza (11 AM & 2:15 PM): Let’s Celebrate Holi> Go on an adventure with Maya, Neel, and their cute little partner, Chintu the squirrel, as they learn all about this famous Indian festival of colors including the story behind Holi, the colorful Holi markets, the incredible fun of playing Holi, the delicious Holi food and drinks and even about some unique ways of celebrating throughout the country.
Music & Movement (2:30 PM): Our friends from the Dhwani Dance Academy will be showcasing a special performance with her young students. She’ll also tell us all about the significance of the holiday and the connection of dance and music.
Grown-up Tip: Introducing different cultural holidays to children gives them an understanding of different people. Look at the calendar and go to the library to find a book on an upcoming holiday that you don’t typically celebrate in your family. Share with your child the ways others celebrate their holidays. This will help your children learn about diversity and cultural awareness.
Play Partners: Dhwani Dance Academy
RSVP: Not required
Fee: Included with museum admission