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:
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
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”
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”
It is very auspicious for the child’s development to draw his attention to nature in all the possible ways: to observe natural phenomena together with him, to find flowers and leaves and then make beautiful bouquets from them, to feed birds outside, etc. One more way is to use natural materials in arts and crafts.
These Christmas Trees were made from maple seeds at the Sahaja Yoga classes for children (at the creative part of them) in Novosibirsk, Russia