• 5 Stars

Add to My Folder

By Jenni TavenerEarly Years teacher and writer

Enjoy the colour and excitement of the Festival of Lights with these bright and fun activities.


Diwali is celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs, Jains and some Buddhists in India and all around the world during October or November each year. It is an exciting and colourful holiday lasting from three to five days. People celebrate Diwali in diverse ways that usually involve decorating homes, businesses and streets with lamps, visiting family and sharing celebratory meals.

Home sweet home

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

During the festival period, friends and family often send Diwali greetings to each other, and children have time off school to join in the preparations and celebrations. Homes are scrubbed, swept, polished and cleaned to welcome in the new year.

Activity idea

Member-only content

Scholastic Resource Bank: Early Years - join today!

  • Over 2,000 EYFS resources, activity ideas and games
  • Perfect for anyone working or playing with children from 0 to 5 years old
  • Unlimited access from just £1.25 per month
Join now


This item has 5 stars of a maximum 5

Rated 5/5 from 2 ratings

You need to be signed in to place a review.