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25-10-2015, 08:53 AM
I think we touched on this in another thread but has anyone got any nice Diwali activities they could share :-) x

25-10-2015, 09:39 AM
Is there a Hindu community near you? It would be well worth a visit if there is. There might be some lights/illuminations hanging in the street and some lovely window displays. You could pick up some interesting resources which can be used year after year - diwas, a nice bangle, Diwali cards etc. You could try some new food. Look at the stunning outfits in the window - I would say buy a sample for a treasure basket/display but it would probably cost a fortune. Listen to some music. With parents permission your six year old might like to get her hands decorated - or you could get yours done. I downloaded/laminated a Mendi snap/matching game and girls in particular love it. Get a children's book from the library.

Do you know any children/neighbours who will be celebrating Diwali? You could make them a card. Try and find a child friendly version of the story of Ram and Sita. You could make a diwa out of clay or salt dough, although this is the most common activity and so your mindees might be doing it at pre-school/school. Remember it is a festival of light and so general light activities link in quite nicely.

Check if your library or sure start centre are doing any sessions to mark the festival.

blue bear
25-10-2015, 09:48 AM
Diwali (http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/diwali)

Toddler Things: Diwali - Toddler crafts, activities and resources (http://www.toddlerthings.com/2012/09/diwali-toddler-crafts-activities-and.html)

26-10-2015, 10:57 AM

this is a good book. I have several festival books in this series.