Kala Ghoda Arts Festival - Let Your Child's Cultural Horizons Expand
Created by Urvashi Shah Updated on Feb 03, 2018
February is finally shining up on us and that brings South Mumbai to prep up for the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival. This annual cultural festival is a vast horizon of colourful events happening throughout the week’s time. From music, arts, dance, cinema, shopping to various cuisines, you get to explore everything at this festival which is held at Fort, Mumbai.
The main motive behind this event is to promote arts and culture in a dynamic form. The most exciting part about this festival is that every year it has a dedicated theme and the theme for 2018 is Hara Ghoda which indicates to promote a sustainable future for our planet. Interesting isn’t it? Irrespective of age and gender, anyone and everyone can be a part of this amazing festival that lasts for an entire week.
So plan to take your child to the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival where you will find some amazing events that your little one can be a part of. Check out the list of things that your child can do at this festival.
The Garbage Games:We know nothing about the tons of waste created every day on our planet which has been inviting a lot of environmental concerns. With the number of people living on this planet, the amount of waste created daily isn’t going down for sure so the best way to care for our environment is by disposing the waste in a proper way.
This is what will be the topic of the fun-filled interactive session, known as, ‘The Garbage Games’ where children between the ages of 5 to 7 years can participate in order to learn about waste management through a play. This session will be held at Museum Gardens on 3rd February between 2pm to 3pm.
Rhyming Birds: Read n’ Rhyme, Create n’ Chime: Would you love to have your child get involved in literature? If yes then introduce him/her to this session, initiated by author and poet Sakshi Singh where little ones can recite poems on tress and twigs and everything about nature.
There will also be a writing workshop along with poems, props and songs. This session is perfectly in sync with the theme of the festival. The session will be held at Museum Gardens on 4th February between 12pm to 1pm.
Bodhi:An Awakening Drama Sense: If you want your child to be protective and concerned towards Mothers Nature right from a young age then let is start right now at the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival.
This session aims to connect children with nature in its own fun and engaging way filled with interactive workshop. Children between the ages of 3 to 10 years can participate in this session which will be held at Museum Garden on 4th February between 5pm to 6pm.
Come Explore Mumbai: My Mumbai Colouring Book: How much does your little one know about the city he/she resides in? This is the perfect fortuity to enable your child learn about Aamchi Mumbai at this festival where the mentioned session aims at enhancing your child’s general knowledge about Mumbai.
Children will make their very own colouring book with unique Mumbai monuments in it. Not only general knowledge, your child’s artistic skills can also be developed at this fest. The event will be held at Museum Gardens on 5th February between 4pm to 5pm.
The Big Gigantic Puzzle: Does your child love solving puzzles at home? If yes then introduce him/her to this session where he/she can indulge in solving life size puzzles with a bunch of other children aged between 5 to 10 years.
See your child have a gala time in connecting the big pieces of the puzzle at this session initiated by Bhakti Oberoi which will be held at the Museum Gardens on 6th February between 4pm to 5pm.
The Six Traits of Creative Writing:
Augment your child’s creative skills by taking him/her to this session which is initiated by Reshma Krishnan Barshikar to introduce to the basic features of creative writing and the use of graphic organizers, in order to help build a discipline of writing craft. Held at the Museum Gardens on 7th February, this session will be between 4pm to 5pm.
Recycled Origami:As children the trickiest thing to learn was Origami. Let your child explore this Japanese art of folding papers in to various shapes and sizes.
By keeping the theme in mind, this workshop will make use of recycled papers in order to raise awareness about environmental concerns among young ones. This session will be held at the Museum Gardens on 8th February between 5pm to 6.30pm.
Fantasie Chocolate Edible Art: Who doesn’t love chocolate? Take your child to this session where he/she will not only learn to make amazing and yummy chocolate paints but also get to eat them too! Initiated by Zeba Kohli, this session will bring out your child’s imagination in to wonderful colours.
The session is open to children above 6 years of age and will be held at Museum Gardens on 10th February between 2pm to 3pm.
Snow White and The Naughty Elves: If your child is a fan of cartoons and comic books then let him/her watch the cartoon characters come live at this festival.
This children’s play about a mad scientist who time travels and reaches the world of Snow White and the elves. Let your child literally live his/her fantasy at this amazing show which will be put up at NGMA on 10th February between 3pm to 4pm.
- Jungle Adventure – Yoga Games: Yoga games are a wonderful opportunity to learn new yoga poses which increase balance and flexibility. There are several benefits of yoga for an individual and it is best to start this practice right from a young age.
Despite several attempts if you are still failing to get your child involved in yoga, introduce him/her to this session where children of his/her similar age will be trying out various poses of yoga inspire by nature. To be held at the Museum Gardens on 11th February between 12pm to 1pm, enable your child to have fun while he/she also gets in to the fitness mode.
So prep up for this upcoming robust week that will keep your child busy in all sorts of fun and engaging activities that he/she will cherish for a lifetime.