We have made several crafts devoted to the New Year’s Tree together with our 19 mo old daughter. Here is what we got (7 crafts of the New Year’s Tree):
Last Sunday children’s meditaion and art meeting was devoted to Christmas. We offered Christmas Puja and then the art and cooking parts followed. You can read the whole account of the activities we did with the kids in the article “Christmas Gifts: Christmas Balls Made by Children, or the Fourth Meeting of the Children’s Art-group“. And here are the Christmas Tree balls the children made at the meeting:
In a small town Nazareth, there lived a young girl, Mary by name.
She has got an open heart and she loved God very much. Once Angel Gabriel* came to her.
He was sent by God. The angel told her that she would give birth to a son whose name would be Jesus.
In some time Mary and her husband Joseph started off to Bethlehem. The way was long. They went for several days. When they came to Bethlehem, they had no place to live in. Little time was left till Jesus’ birth. That is why Continue reading “The Birth of Jesus Christ”
Both adults and children can make such beautiful Christmas balls! And it does not take much time really! Here is the instruction how to make them: Christmas Crafts. Handmade Christmas Tree Decorations
Can a 1-year-old paint with finger paints? Yes, he can and painting is considered very important for the child’s development. To learn the ideas of how to paint with toddlers using finger paints we invite you to look through the article “Painting with Children. Finger Painting. From Abstraction to Realism“: traditional and untraditional methods of painting for little children.
Today there were three kids at our meditation and art-meeting: Soniya (1,5), Kirill (3,5) and Bazhena (5,5). We showed them a picture of Shri Ganesha and asked them what qualities they thought he had? “He is kind, honest, wise and he is very obedient to his mother. He also wants us to have such qualities!”
At the beginning of the meeting we offered Shri Ganesha Puja. Then we told the children the legend about the creation of Shri Ganesha (why he’s got an elephant’s head).Red flowers (red is the colour of Shri Ganesha) and sweet things (Ganesha likes them very much) added special atmosphere to our today’s meeting.
The art&craft part was also devoted to Shri Ganesha. We discussed his appearance beforehand: he’s got a trunk, big belly, one tusk, four hands, one of which gives blessings, another holds sweets and in the other two hands there are weapons to fight with evil things. His transport is, according to the legend, a little mouse. And again this craft was appropriate for both a 1,5-year-old and a 5,5-year-old. I think I have already got used to such conditions 🙂 Here are the Ganeshas our little children made:
You can learn how to make such crafts with children here.
Each child was very happy that he/she had been able to make such craft him/herself! And all the kids got even happier when Continue reading “A Children’s Meeting Devoted to Shri Ganesha”
Script for a children’s play
The play was written and staged in Togliatty Sahaja Yoga Kindergarten (Russia) in 2009.
Author: In an Indian village, there lived a poor old woman. Her name was Shabary. She was so old that it was difficult for her to walk and she had lost almost all her teeth. But in spite of this she was very humble to God and every day she went to the temple of Shri Vishnu to clean the temple and to surrender to God.
Shabary comes in, she moves with difficulty. She comes to the temple, sweeps all around, rings the bell hanging at the entrance of the temple and makes Aarti with an incense in front of the picture of Shri Vishnu (or Shri Mataji). Then she sits down and meditates.
Shabari knew that the incarnation of Shri Vishnu – Shri Rama – was Continue reading “Shri Rama and Shambary”
These beautiful vases were made by the kids aged from 1,5 to 7,5 eyars old at the meditation&art meeting for children we have held this month. To learn more about the meeting and to learn the instructions how to make such beautiful things you are invited to visit the “Parents’ Ideas” blog: Handmade Vases – by Children of Different Age, or the 2nd Meeting of the Children’s Art-Group
So, the vases are ready. But is it really a vase if there is no bouquet in it?!
A couple of days before the meeting of the art-group I Continue reading “Handmade Vases. Do-It-Yourself for Children of Any Age”
by Sia Reddy
On a farm in the heart of India, there lived a farmer and his wife. They were rather poor, but earned their living by collecting milk from all the farms in the area to sell it on the market in the city.
One day, like all the other days, the farmer set off to work. He fed the oxen and attached them to the cart. Everything seemed to work smoothly, until the front wheel started to speak.
“I am so great. Look how well I am made. The best iron bars have been used to shape my wonderful, round frame. The wood is still in brilliant condition after so many rides and see, what a beautiful pattern I make in the earth! Without me, this whole cart would not move an inch!”
“You are terribly vain, dear wheel” called one of the wooden planks. “Without us, there would be no cart! We planks are holding the whole cart together, keep the milk from falling and offer our farmer a place to sit.”
“Well, maybe.” Said the wheel. “But after all, I and my three wheel brothers are Continue reading “The Bullock Cart – A Story about Equality”