Holi is one of the most exciting festivals of the year, with bright colours, an unrivalled vibrancy, and a real coming together of families, friends, and neighbours. However, with so many fun and exhilarating events happening throughout the community, it can be easy to forget the true meaning of Holi.
The Holi message of new beginnings is an important and rewarding lesson to pass on to our children; so amidst all the hustle and bustle of the Holi activities, take some time to sit down with your kids and teach them about the meaning of the festival. You can educate them in a number of fun ways that will also encourage them to unleash their creativity – and these suggestions for homemade cards filled with happy Holi wishes to give to family and friends are a great way to start explaining the true spirit of the festival.
There are many imaginative and fun ways for your little ones to celebrate this vibrant festival together as a family; once you’ve tried one of our favourite ideas for beautiful cards and messages below, these ideas for exciting Holi games and activities are another way to entertain and educate your kids about the Holi message.
Writing Happy Holi Wishes
Once your kids have designed their own cards, it’s time to fill them with happy Holi messages that wish our nearest and dearest the very best for the forthcoming year. Here are two very popular messages that your little ones could use:
- If wishes come in rainbow colours, then I would send the brightest one to say Happy Holi!
- Best wishes to you for a Holi filled with sweet moments and memories to cherish for a long time.
If your children wish to create their own Holi message, then encourage them to do so! In fact, it can mean so much more when friends and family receive unique messages wishing them the very best during this time of change. Here are just a couple of unique examples to give you some inspiration:
- Red and orange, green and blue, these happy Holi messages I’m sending to you.
- Thank you for the colour you bring into my life. Happy Holi!
- Best wishes to you for a Holi filled with all the colours of joy, hope and happiness.
- I wish you joy and a colourful day to make you smile and always say: Happy Holi!
Creating Homemade Holi Greetings Cards
If we’re going to send Holi wishes to our family, friends, neighbours, and teachers, we’re going to need something to put those Holi messages in! This is the perfect time for your kids to show off their design skills and talents, while also learning all about the meaning of the Festival of Colours. Using some stiff paper, create a card to serve as a canvas for your kids’ creative ideas and interpretations of the meaning of Holi.
These cards can be decorated with all manner of designs relating to the start of spring, such as drawings of leaves, trees, and flowers beginning to bloom and blossom in the warmer weather.
Using one of these ideas for traditional Indian art forms is a great way for your children to connect with our cultural history while they paint. For something totally original, why not try leaf printing? It’s so easy and fun for the kids – although it can be a bit messy! Grab a few leaves from your garden or the local park, dip them in paint, and then press them against the paper to produce realistic leaf shapes.
You can make your own paints by combining corn flour and water into a paste, and adding a few drops of food colouring, but whatever paint you use, don’t worry about mess: our Stain Removal Tips will help get your kids’ clothes looking their best again. Using bright colours that represent the new season, such as vivid greens and yellows, is a great way to express the vibrant message of Holi.
And if you're looking for tips to clean your washing machine after Holi, check out our article full of helpful Holi cleaning tips!
Do you have a favourite Holi greeting that you send to friends and family during this exciting time? Have you taught your children the true meaning of Holi? We’d love to hear from you!
Share your experiences with us in the comment box below. With spring just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to get your little ones involved in the celebrations of the season.