Raksha Bandhan is celebrated across India with full fervor and enthusiasm. It is traditionally a Hindu festival, but Sikhs also join in to celebrate this special bond of love between a brother and a sister. It also gives a special reason for the family to come together and celebrate this festival with love and respect for one another. No matter the distance between a brother and a sister, this special bond of love truly needs to be celebrated.
Raksha Bandhan – A Joyous Occasion to celebrate the
bond of love of a brother and sister
Special Bond of Love
Since I have always lived in a nuclear family, festivals like these, make me crave big family gathering and celebration. Although it is not possible every time, I try to instill as much tradition I can into my children, whenever possible. Children are very intelligent and can understand the things and the concept behind these, and so I try to tell them stories, mythology or the belief that come with each festival and celebration
In this post, I am going to share some fun activities that you can indulge with your little one, while you celebrate this Special Bond of Love.
Raksha Bandhan – Special Bond of Love
Tell the story behind Rakhi
Children love a good story and storytelling. On this day, you can cite some popular Raksha Bandhan stories to make the children understand the festival.
Stories of Draupadi and Krishna, Yama and the Yamuna, Lord Bali and Goddess Laxmi and many more would not only be interesting and educative but also bring about an interest about how this festival came into being and the reason this Special Bond of Love is celebrated.
A day of celebration, a bond of a lifetime!
Encourage Kids to make rakhi at home
Anything that children make from their own hands, is always special and so on this special day, encourage them to make their own rakhis to tie on their brother’s wrist. Here is a simple YouTube video I found that children can follow. All the popular stationery stores across India have craft items easily available.
It is highly recommended that you stay with your child if he is younger while working with craft objects.
Engage children in making sweets
Cooking is a life skill and involving your children while you dish out sweets for Special Bond of Love will be amazing. Involve them, while you prepare a list of things and take them along for shopping. Once home, make a list of things that need to be done and according to the age of your children, let them help and assist you. Cooking with children is a wonderful way to include kids, especially if your child is a fussy eater.
Ask them to write a thank you note to their sibling
Having a grateful heart is not only a wonderful way of living one’s life but also helps children to put their sentiments on to a paper. A brother-sister relationship is a Special Bond of Love, but by putting it in words will teach children to appreciate the relationship as well.
Help your children to write this if they are young and do not know what to write. You can pitch in and remind them of past memories where they were helped by their sibling.
Encourage children to save money
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It is never early to begin educating your children the value of saving money. Raksha Bandhan can be a perfect start when brother and sister can save for each other and buy a gift to celebrate this Special Bond of Love. My 7-year-old saved money to gift his sister a toy car.
What touched my heart was that he gave up on his junk days, just so that he could gift his sister something special on their first Raksha Bandhan.
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