Brilliant Baisakhi

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By Jenni Tavenerearly years teacher and writer

Article originally published on 8th February 2010

Creative ideas for activities to help celebrate the Sikh festival of Baisakhi, also known as Vaisakhi, to mark the beginning of spring

Sikh boy © Kathy Dewitt/Alamy

Activities

  1. Giving gifts
  2. Family time
  3. Baisakhi e-cards

Giving gifts

Investigate the differences between fresh and dried fruit

Understanding of the World

Early learning goal: People and communities

What you need

Group size: small groups.

Selection of fresh fruits and corresponding dried fruits (for example, pineapple, banana, apricots, grapes, mango and apple); small lidded cardboard boxes; coloured pens, pencils or crayons.

What to do

Explain that people give gifts to loved ones at Baisakhi. Dried fruit is a traditional gift for this festival, often presented in a specially decorated box.

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