Celebrating Sankranti With Your Children

Jan 19 , 2022


Team wonderLearn

Celebrating Sankranti With Your Children

Festivals are one of the best ways to teach the children about the culture and the associated traditions. Our country, India, is a land of myriad festivals and Makar Sankranti is one of them. It is the harvest festival that is observed in the first month of the year. Sankranti marks the end of the month with the winter solstice and is a precursor of spring. It is known by various names in different parts of the country like Lohri, Pongal, Uttarayan, Khichdi Parv, and Magh Bihu.

Kite flying and food preparation with jaggery & sesame are emblematic of this festival. The colorful kites soar up in the vast azure, making the festival vibrant.

Here are a few ways in which you can enjoy this vivacious festival with your little ones:

Indulge in fireless cooking- You can make yummy laddoos with jaggery powder and sesame seeds. After roasting the ingredients and making jaggery syrup, let them cool down. With the mixture, your child can make small round balls with you. Don’t think about the mess, but about making memories and the sense of achievement that the children get. Sesame seeds are a great source of calcium, protein, iron and magnesium, while the blood purifier jaggery is an excellent option for boosting immunity.

Make kites- Children love kites and they will have loads of fun in making one. You can use origami sheets or any colorful paper to make miniature kites. Ask them to decorate the same using sequins/ mirrors/ beads, etc. They can also tie small ribbons/ strings at the bottom. These miniature kites can be a great décor too!

Read Books/ Tell Stories- Reading is one of the best activities that a parent-child can do anytime. Here are some books that are also available on Amazon:

  • Swara's Sankranti (by Prachi & Prajakta)
  • Dad, What Is Sankranti? (by Rakhi Singh)
  • Mom, Tell Me About Makar Sankranti (by Amy Singh)
  • Bola The Festival Kite (by Anitha Rathod)

The festival of Makar Sankranti is all about gaiety and abundance. It’s also the festival of hope and expressing gratitude.

Happy Makar Sankranti!

Leave a comment