Festivals

For this Janmashtami, I want to share with you the activities that will boost up memory, literacy, and creativity of children while focusing their attention on Krishna's pastimes. These games are ideal for warm-up thinking icebreakers at the beginning of a class. They are also...

The festival of Ratha Yatra is one of the most joyful, colorful, and enlivening Vaishnava celebrations. Children feel naturally attracted to participate in this grand event - to decorate and pull the chariot, distribute and taste many sweet prasadam, and sing and dance. To be...

After Govardhana Puja, the Panihati celebration is my favorite Vaishnava festival to celebrate with children. It is all about cooking and preparing lots of sweet and salty milk-yogurt-rice preparations that we, as a family of cooks, enjoy doing. This year it comes at the same...

The story of Lord Nrisimhadeva has a special place in the hearts of Krishna's devotees. Although every incarnation of God comes to protect his devotees and religious principles, Lord Nrisimhadev is a form of God to whom we first turn for help when we are...

If someone would ask me to choose the one Vedic story that I like the most, I would say it is Ramayana. It has been my favorite story since I went to India as a teenage girl, not knowing anything about Vaishnava's philosophy yet. The...

If you have an active kshatriya type of boy, the story of a fight between Lord Varahadeva and demon Hiranyaksha is a perfect choice to occupy their imagination. I presented a paper puppet show of this story a few years ago to my kids, and...

When I talk to children about Advaita Acarya, I talk the most about how he called Lord Caitanya to appear in this world. It is a very nice introductory story into the appearance pastimes of Lord Caitanya and Lord Nityananda that we are going to...