Art In A Suitcase

Art & Cultural Studies - India, Land of Rainbows and Elephants


The rich and varied country of India is presented in this colorful suitcase. Geography, food, clothes and customs are discussed. Several unique holidays are highlighted, among them Holi, a Hindu spring festival during which the people spray each other with colored water and powders, and Divali, the festival of lights. The suitcase is unpacked to reveal carved puppets, dolls, bejewelled elephants, carved animals, toys, a mask of Ganesh the elephant god and many other handcrafted objects.

The children then get to draw and decorate their own Indian elephant pictures.

Ages kindergarten and up.