- The importance of listening and being able to communicate what we heard.
- Increases knowledge about Ganesh Chaturthi festival
Get Ready With:
- The guru can talk about the significance of Ganesh Chaturthi and the Prasadams offered to Lord Ganesha
- Gurus can highlight the importance of consuming steamed food like modakas (listen to Swami’s discourse for points)
Chinese whisper is an all-time favourite game with children. They never seem to get bored of it. It is a game where children sit in a circle. One child whispers a word or a sentence or few sentences (the difficulty level can change to suit the age of the children) to the next child. This child will whisper what he/she heard to the next child. The turns should go clock wise. The last child will tell aloud what he/she heard. If it is the same as what the first child had said, it means everyone has heard it right. Else the previous child can say what he/she heard till the person who heard it wrong is found.
During Ganesh Chaturthi, the children can play this game of Chinese Whispers with words or sentences relating to this beautiful festival. Eg: We went to Ganesha Temple. They were giving modaks as Prasad. I got 4 modaks. They tasted yummy.
As mentioned earlier the difficulty level can change. For very young children, it could be “We went to Ganesha temple. They gave modaks as Prasad”.
One can use one’s imagination and come up with any words or sentences relating to this festival!