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Theme:Lord Ganesha Activities

"Elephants don't walk around obstacles, neither are they stopped by them. They just remove them and walk ahead – signifying effortlessness. So, when we worship Lord Ganesha these qualities within us are kindled and we take on these qualities."

Ganesha Chaturthi is the Hindu festival celebrated on thebirthday of the lord Ganesha, the son of Shiva and Parvati.

This Vitamin Simple Unboxtheme includes simple and fun crafts and learning templates tocelebrate this festival with the kids. Engage with your kids - this includes a cute song, the popular Ganesha stories and crafts and more. Learn Lord Ganesha stories with simple crafts and in an engaged learning way.

Download these fun activity package printables and enjoy learning.


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Activity 1: Ganesha Finger family song

Play along crafts and song and learn some of Lord Ganesha’s family member.

Finger family songs have been very popular at our house from the time the kids were 18 months old and even now when they are 4.5 years old. These songs make learning simple, easy through the finger family visuals and crafts. I have used this song in many different ways to learn many many things, and you will see this concept used many times as I unveil more UNBOX themes.

The printable has cutouts for the hand template and the 5 family members and lyrics for a sing along song.

Activity 2: Lord Ganesha story craft – The race

A popular story in the Lord Ganesha stories, the race between Lord Ganesha and brother Kartikey around the world three times. This is a tracing activity and story telling.

Activity 3: Make your own Ganesha – crafts

Use the cutouts and make your own Lord Ganesha craft. Step by step instructions also available.

Activity 4: Ganesha’s elephant head

Engage with your kids in this story telling activity of how Lord Ganesha got an elephant head. This is a cut and paste activity.

Activity 5: Lord Ganesha story craft – The weak cat

Another popular story from Lord Ganeshas childhood with a very good moral lesson. Download this printable and tell this wonderful story in an engaging way for the kids to learn the important message of not to hurt the weak and helpless.

Activity 6: Lord Ganesha immersion/visarjan

Lord Ganesh festival is a festival for success and prosperity, and many people bring a clay or an ecofriendly Ganesha to their house. Lord Ganesha 10 day festivityrepresents him showering blessings on all and on the 11th day he leaves taking away all the misfortunes with him.

This is a very popular occasion in India known as Ganesh visarjan or immersion of the idol in the water.

Below is a video link for this very simple but an engaging representation of this occasion:

Activity 7: Ganesha’s favouriteModaks

Math – Greater than and less than worksheet, fun Math with Ganesha counting his favorite sweet Modak.

Activity 8: Ganesha’s Mouse

Simple crafts and cutout templates for kids to cut and paste to make a mouse. .

Activity 9: Make a Postcard

Make a Lord Ganesha festival postcard

Activity 10: Make a Picture frame

Make a Lord Ganesha festival picture frame, coloring activity.