Kala Ghoda Arts Festival 2018: Our guide to activities, plays and workshop for kids

Kala Ghoda Arts Festival is our country’s one of the largest multicultural festivals that celebrate the heritage and art of South Mumbai. The festival is a vibrant celebration of art, literature, dance, theatre, workshop, food, cultural events, fun and more. The festival is a complete package of workshops, exhibitions, and live performances. KGAF has something for everyone. As we say something for all then how can we forget kids? The festival has an array of cool events for kids. The children’s section at the festival is called ‘Green Genies’. Here’s our guide to activities, plays, and events for kids.

A Mural for ‘India and The World’: A History in 9 Stories
The session brings together Warli artist Uttara Ghanoo and Argentinian painter Pablo Ramirez Arnol in collaboration with Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS) to create a magic that narrates history in nine stories.
Where: Museum Gardens
When: February 3, 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

The Garbage Games
Waste will be generated as long as humans live. The only way to create a safe environment is by disposing of the waste in a proper way. The fun-filled and interactive session ‘The Garbage Games’ helps to teach kids about waste management through play. The session is open for kids between 5 and 7 years of age.
Where: Museum Gardens
When: February 3, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Rhyming Birds: Read n’ Rhyme, Create n’ Chime
The session is curated by author and poet Sakshi Singh. The session is open to all ages where kids will recite poems on twigs and trees amidst birds and bees. There will also be a writing workshop with poems and props, songs and sounds.
Where: Museum Gardens
When: February 4, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Bodhi – An Awakening Drama Sense
The session reconnects kids nature through a fun, engaging, interactive workshop. The session is open for kids from 3 to 10 years of age.
Where: Museum Gardens
When: February 4, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Come Explore Mumbai – My Mumbai Colouring Book
Kids will make their own Mumbai colouring book at the session where they will deepen their general knowledge with Mumbai trivia and create a unique Mumbai monument. The session is for kids between 5 and 12 years of age.
Where: Museum Gardens
When: February 5, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Big Gigantic Puzzle
Kids! Make the biggest puzzle at KGAF by creating pieces and connecting them. The session is by Bhakti Oberoi and is open for kids from 5 to 10 years of age.
Where: Museum Gardens
When: February 6, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Six Traits of Creative Writing
The session curated by Reshma Krishnan Barshikar is an introduction to the basic traits of creative writing and the use of graphic organisers, helping build a discipline of writing craft.
Where: Museum Gardens
When: February 7, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Recycled Origami
Learn the origami models your parents folded during their childhood and basic utility models for today’s young generation. The session comes with a twist where kids learn the Japanese art of folding squares of papers into beautiful shapes by using recycled papers.
Where: Museum Gardens
When: February 8, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Fantasie Chocolate Edible Art
Paint your own ‘Fantasie’ and eat it too with Zeba Kohli’s fantastic chocolate paints. The session is open for kids above 6 years of age.
Where: Museum Gardens
When: February 10, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Snow White and The Naughty Elves
The children’s play about a mad scientist who time travels and reaches the world of Snow White and the elves.
Where: NGMA
When: February 10, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Jungle Adventure – Yoga Games
Yoga games are an amazing way that gives the perfect opportunity to learn new yoga poses and increase balance and flexibility. The session ‘Jungle Adventure’ helps kids teach asanas and breathing techniques inspired by nature. The session is open to children above six years of age.
Where: Museum Gardens
When: February 11, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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