Category Archives: School Activities

Preschool Class Christmas gifts

Ashrith’s preschool is having a Christmas party and I wanted to send small gift for his preschool friends. This is his first year in school, so was not sure what other parents were doing.We made thirteen little gift bags with a Glow sticks, stickers and candy. Since the gift was Glow stick bracelets , our Message read
“Friend, Wishing you a Glowing Christmas and a bright Holiday Season !!!”

Preschool class Christmas Goody bags                                                           Christmas gifts for 13 happy kids

Preschool class Christmas Gift Treat bags

Materials Required:
Ziploc bags Snack size(missing in pic 🙁
Stapler and Scissors
Stickers (Christmas or any)
Cardstock (Christmas colors Red, white and green)
Glow sticks Bracelets (any little gift)
Candy (Hershey Kisses or any)
Fill the Ziploc bag with the goodies like stickers, glow bracelet and candy.
Print Christmas message on cardstock.
Cut them out, fold in half and then staple to bag.
Christmas gift bags for Preschool class                                                   Christmas Goody Bags for kids

Prayer for 20 little innocent kids and others shot dead at school in Connecticut

Pray for light in the darkness

Yesterday we all heard about the  shootings at a elementary school in Connecticut . As a mother ,I know how hard it is to hear such a news and it should never ever happen to anybody. My heartaches and tears don’t stop flowing at the senseless loss of innocent lives.

At times,I feel what kind of a world do we live in ….Things seem so dark and hopeless when we hear news like this . Sin,grief and ignorance are like darkness.Pray for the light in the darkness.There is goodness and humanity on this earth.We see it everyday in our “children” -the images of God . Hats off to the Teachers who protected the children like super-heros. I trust in god’s healing grace which covers us in times of grief. The divine shield of baba will provide light ,both within and around and help us lead a peaceful,secure and happy life. Let us invite Sainaath ,the bestowed of supreme Peace into our hearts and ask him  to save us from the brokeness.

Please join me in praying  for those families and the departed souls(especially in our thursday bhajan). Let us come together in these challenging moments and remember that we are so blessed.Hold your children tightly tonight and tuck them to bed.They are our precious gifts!!

Please feel free to comment on this horrible event.

Om Asato Maa Sad-Gamaya |

 Tamaso Maa Jyotir-Gamaya |

Mrtyor-Maa Amrtam Gamaya |

 Om Shaanti Shaanti Shaanti he ||


Dress up as Nursery Rhyme Character

Dress as Nursery RhymeSaakshi looking cute & enjoying being a star
A phone conversation with my friend Swapna ……………….

Swapna : “ Hi Aparna , my daughter saakshi needs to dress up like a Nursery Rhyme character for School
Any ideas ??? “

Aparna: “Spontaneously I said TWINKLE TWINKLE LITTLE STAR would be perfect as its quick and easy to dress up .you can even do Mary had a little lamb or Little Bo peep but need to work a lot on the costumes .”

Swapna: “- With two kids around & errands to run ,I would prefer TWINKLE TWINKLE LITTLE STAR “
We both discussed on how to dress her like a star .Firstly to make a star out of cardboard box and wrap with silver paper and then star accessories .

Dress as Twinkle StarMaterials needed ( cardboard box missing in pic)
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Costume
                                                                                      Shiny star costume ready to wear

Thank you Swapna for sending me the pics , I must say you did a fabulous job