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Rakshabandhan Festival Activities for Kids


At SHEMROCK & SHEMFORD Group of Schools, we always aim at instilling our cultural values in our children and as part of our monthly celebrations; we try to celebrate all major festivals with equal zeal and enthusiasm. Accordingly, we will be celebrating Rakshabandhan, Janmashtami and Independence Day in the month of August.

Rakshabandhan, being the first celebration of the month is going to set a festive mood for all of us. This traditional festival celebrating the special bond between brothers and sisters will be celebrated at SHEMROCK & SHEMFORD with fun & fervor. Our ShemSTARS will participate in interesting & full of fun activities such as Rakhi Card Making, Rakshabandhan Coasters, Certificate for Siblings, Pooja Thali Decoration, Shagun Envelope Making, Scrap Book Making etc. These activities will not only teach the children more about the festival but it will also help them explore their creativity. Rakshabandhan, indeed, is a big festival and brings joy and happiness. Rakshabandhan is just round the corner and all of us are looking forward to the big celebration.

To further reinforce the importance of the Rakshabandhan celebration at home and to inculcate the related traditional values in your children, refer to the following ShemTIPS:


Arouse interest and excitement in your child – Narrate the famous stories of Queen Karnavati and Emperor Humayun, King Bali and Goddess Laxmi, Krishna and Draupadi etc. that are associated with the celebration of the festival and tell your children the importance of this occasion. Further, to arouse interest, buy them attractive traditional outfits that they would love to wear on Rakshabandhan.


Encourage your child to make Rakhi at home – To make a simple yet attractive handmade Rakhi provide your child with the required craft materials, including scissors, glue, cotton or silken thread, beads & sequins. Help your child with cutting & shaping the decorative items and also in pasting them on the thread.


Sweets for the occasion: Instead of buying sweets from market, try to prepare them at home. Sweets available in market, at this time, can be made with adulterated milk and strong artificial colours which can be harmful for children’s stomach. Children are all the more excited to celebrate the festival when they find sweets of their choice are being prepared.

Assist your child in completing the rituals – Assist your child while tying the Rakhi properly. Also, provide a sandalwood paste to use for tikka and help arranging the Puja Thali for conducting the Aarti.

Motivate your child to reciprocate love – Help your boy child to reciprocate his love for his sister in a way that will be appreciated by her. So, encourage him to make a beautiful ‘Thank You’ card for her or sing a poem e.g. “Everyone should have a sister…Just the way I do…Richly blessed is what I am…To have a sister like you.” Further, you can help him to buy her a wonderful

At last, remember that Rakshabandhan is not only a festival for brothers and sisters, but also a day to promote the feeling of brotherhood among people to bring in unity and harmony in their personal relationships.

Wish you a delightful festive season ahead!



Meenal Arora
Meenal Arora
Mrs. Meenal Arora is the Executive Director of SHEMROCK Preschools & Founder Director of SHEMFORD Futuristic Schools – one of India’s leading education groups, which manages over 425 Senior Schools & Preschools across India and Abroad. As Head of the school curricular division, Mrs. Arora’s responsibilities extend to designing, innovating and developing educational systems. An enthusiastic writer as well, she has been consistently providing articles on parenting and many more topics related to children, which are regularly published in some of the leading newspapers and monthly magazines like Responsible Parenting, Parent’s India, Curriculum, Child, Grehlakshmi, Grehshobha, Bindiya etc. She is also on the advisory panel of Parent’s India Magazine - one of the country’s leading magazine.

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