Ramayana Activities

Valmiki's Ant Hill - (Sand art Activity)

Values Inculcated:
  1. Builds perseverance and dedication
  2. One is responsible for his /her actions
Materials Required:
  1. Papers
  2. Sand
  3. Glue
  4. Colour pencils
Keep Ready:
Activity:
  1. Distribute the sheets with the anthill picture
  2. Apply some glue on the anthill
  3. Sprinkle sand on the anthill uniformly
  4. Draw a few ants on the anthill with colours
  5. Stick the picture of Sage Valmiki on top of the hill (as if emerging)
Leaf Invitation Activity (From King Janaka to Sage Vishwamitra)
Materials Required:
  1. Big dry leaves
  2. Glue
Preparatory effort:
Activity:
  1. Give the children big dry leaves & the printed invitation letter
  2. Ask the children to stick the invitation letter on the leaves neatly
Rama's Sandals - Art out of waste
Values inculcated:
  1. Humility
  2. Work as a team
Materials Required:
  1. Cardboards from old notebooks
  2. Pencil
  3. Colours
  4. Scissors
  5. Glue
  6. Decorating materials
Get Ready:
  1. Split children in pairs
  2. Tell them / Discuss the story of Bharata carrying back Lord Rama’s padukas
Activity:
  1. One child has to trace on the cardboard sheet the outline of the team mate's feet
  2. Cut the cardboard according to the shape traced
  3. Colour it brown
  4. Decorate the padukas
Leap to Lanka - Long Jump (Outdoor Activity)
Materials Required:
  1. Two markers (ropes or a lengthy coir string)
  2. Chalk pieces
Preparatory effort:
  1. Mark the start line
Game:
  1. Children to form a queue
  2. Each child to leap maximum distance
  3. Guru to mark & note the distance jumped by each child
  4. The child who jumps the farthest wins & gets the title “Hanuman”
Shoot Ravana (Indoor game)
Materials Required:
  1. Ravana’s picture
  2. Bow & arrows
  3. Marker / Chalk piece
Preparatory:
  1. Mark the start line
Activity:
  1. Stick Ravana’s picture at the height of the children
  2. Ask the children to form a queue
  3. Each child to take aim
  4. Mark each child’s aim with a chalk piece/marker
  5. Those with three aims closest to Ravana are declared winners
Hanuman Meets Sita - Maze Activity Sheet (Easy)
Hanuman Meets Sita - Maze Activity Sheet (Complex)
BUTTERMILK RECIPE

A wonderful South Indian summer drink. Also served as "Prasad" during "Rama Navami" festival celebrations.

PAANAKAM RECIPE

A sweet drink with a wonderfully different taste. This is also served as “Prasad” during “ Rama Navami” festival celebrations.

Build a hut at Panchavati
Values inculcated:
  1. Working as a team
Materials Required:
  1. Cloth
  2. Sticks
  3. Stopwatch/ Watch
Activity:
  1. Divide children into 2 groups
  2. Start timer
  3. Team starts construction of the hut
  4. Guide them to place the sticks on a surface tightly and place the cloth over sticks
  5. Team that finishes the hut first will be the winner
An Amazing Art


20th century has seen many amazing arts. One such is this picture drawn by Vattaadi Paapaiya in 1904. Any image turned upside down gives a flipped view. It is surprising to notice that this picture looks the same even when reversed. This picture depicts the scene of Kaikeyi claiming two boons from Dasaratha. When turned upside down, it is just the same!

Try such innovations in your art to make it more interesting !!!!

Row, row, row your boat with Rama

Dear children, Guha, the boatman, ferried Lord Rama, Mother Sita and Lakshmana. Let each of us pick papers, scissors and a few colours to build a boat for our own Lord Rama. Look at the video, fold the sheet of paper step-by-step as demonstrated. When the boat is ready, sketch and stick images of Guha, Lord Rama, Mother Sita, and Lakshmana in the boat. Sing your favourite bhajan through the activity to ferry the Lord into you. Sairam

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Round we go with Rama

Dear children, mark Lord Rama 's birth at home or Balvikas class with this simple activity. Collect 10 unwanted CDs. Also pick out 7 of your favourite pictures related to the birth and childhood of the Lord. Cut the pictures in circular shapes and stick them to the CDs as shown. Glue the discs together and make a stand too. Your own collage on Lord Rama 's birth is ready !

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