We’ve been finding out about Diwali here at Twinkles. We have lots of families that celebrate Diwali so we have been finding out how they celebrate.
We shared the story of Rama and Sita and made props to retell the story. We were very good at remembering what happened! We made beautiful Diva lamps from clay which we decorated to take home. The lights are used to welcome Lakshmi, the Goddess of Wealth into our homes as well as to welcome back Rama and Sita. We also made some beautiful Diwali cards to send to our friends.
One of our families brought in some food for us to try, including some tasty Indian sweets which we loved. We talked about the different flavours, colours and smells of the food and what ingredients might have been used to make them.
As Diwali is the festival of lights, we explored using our torches and rainbow blocks. We also made fireworks and did lots of dancing!