Festivals

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...

With every New Year, we start a new circle of time. All the season changes and astrological changes move in the well-established cyclic patterns, according to the will of the Lord. In Bhagavad Gita, Lord Krishna states that He is an all-pervading Time, and there...

The end of the year is usually a busy time for us, with two birthdays in the family and all the celebrations around Christmas and New Year. We do not celebrate Christmas officially, but since we live together with the extended Catholic family of my...

On Gopashtamy day, Nanda Maharaja sent his sons, Krishna and Balarama, to herd the cows for the first time. Krishna reached the age of 6 years, known as the beginning of His pauganda lila (from 6 to 10 years old), which marks His readiness to...

Govardhan Puja has always been my favorite Vaishnava festival. Even before I got the children. And now, with the children, I find it the most creative and pleasing festival to celebrate with them. There is no fasting, only feasting. A lot of sweets is a...

I find the theme of holy lakes and rivers a great source of inspiration for doing art with kids. The element of water is always soothing and helpful for children - being it in the form of water play, art, or a story. When presenting...

To be truly honest, I do not feel competent to write about exalted spiritual subjects of the relationship between Radha and Krishna and subjects in connection to it, in which realm falls this particular story about the appearance of Radha Kunda. Without false humility, I...

Can you believe that Kartik is already around a corner?! It is the most beautiful part of a year, with so much potential to engage children in devotional activities through storytelling, music, drama, art, cooking, and practical work. The whole month has the mood of...