Diwali

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By Jenni TavenerEarly Years teacher and writer

Creative activities to celebrate the Hindu and Sikh festivals of Diwali and Guru Nanak’s Birthday

Boy and father celebrating Diwali

Activities in this article:

  1. Rangoli patterns
  2. Garland gifts
  3. Helping hands bunting


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1. Rangoli patterns

Make a shared display based on rangoli patterns to celebrate Diwali

Creative Development

Being Creative – Responding to Experiences, Expressing and Communicating Ideas

Development matters: Begin to use representation as a form of communication (22–36 months); Make comparisons and create new connections (40–60+ months).

Early learning goal: Express and communicate their ideas, thoughts and feelings by using a widening range of materials, suitable tools, imaginative and role-play, movement, designing and making, and a variety of songs and musical instruments.

Group size: Small groups.

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