The History behind the Holi Festival at Pelican Childcare Mt Martha

We love to explore other cultures and ways of life at Pelican Childcare Mount Martha! Holi is a spring festival also known as the festival of colours or the festival of love. It is an ancient Hindu religious festival which has become popular with non-Hindus in many parts of South Asia, as well as people of other communities outside Asia.

The Holi festival is a free-for-all carnival of colours, where participants play, chase and colour each other with dry powder and coloured water.

Our Holi Celebration

Our educators and children interpreted their celebrations in their own ways, celebrating colour. We painted t-shirts, threw colored confetti, face painting, and enjoyed creative arts learning experiences. One of our educators Sabina shared traditional Henna designs with the educators and kinder children.

Links to the Early Years Learning Framework

Learning Outcome 1- Identity: develop strong foundations in both the culture and language/s of their family and of the broader community without compromising their cultural identities

Links to the National Quality Standards

Quality Area 1- Educational Program and Practice

Element 1.1.1- Curriculum decision making contributes to each child’s learning and development outcomes in relation to their identity, connection to the community, wellbeing and confidence as learners and effectiveness as communicators. 

One thought on “The History behind the Holi Festival at Pelican Childcare Mt Martha

  1. Jilla

    Enjoyed reading this beautiful article and educational play. Implementation is a great idea as it is a cultural and creative learning for children. Sharing and putting in practice is a theme of spreading the knowledge.



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