Happy Holi

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By Jenni Tavenerearly years teacher and writer

Article originally published on 8th February 2010

Colourful activities to encourage children to learn about and celebrate the Hindu festival of Holi, also known as the festival of colours, which marks the arrival of spring

Coloured powders © The Final Miracle/www.istockphoto.com

Activities

  1. Ten big brushes
  2. Holi flowers
  3. Build a bonfire

1. Ten big brushes

Sing a new counting rhyme about paintbrushes

Mathematics

Early Learning Goal: Numbers

What you need

Group size: small groups.

Knowledge of the tune for the rhyme, ‘Ten Green Bottles’; ten clean paintbrushes labelled 1 to 10; empty paint pot or receptacle to represent a paint pot.

What to do

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