Diwali, India's biggest and most important holiday of the year, is on the 12th of November. The following provides Diwali Templates and FREE Printables that will help you celebrate Diwali at your service and can also be included in the curriculum for children.
Rangoli Match Cut and Paste enables children to find the correct half of the rangoli design and match it together. This is a great activity for hand eye co-ordination, visual perceptions, cutting skills and recognising patterns and colour schemes.
Rangoli is a traditional Indian decoration of simple patterns and geometric shapes made with ground rice, particularly during festivals including Diwali.
Saree Colour Match enables children to match the same colour saree onto the correct colour background. This is a great for children learning colours and for colour recognition. This activity can also be included during Diwali which is a festival that takes place in India.
Diya counting is a counting activity from 1 to 10 for children to match the correct number of diyas to the corresponding number. This activity is great for number recognition, for children learning their numbers, one to one correspondence and more.
Colourful diyas have been included that can be printed and used for this activity. This is a great activity for Diwali!
Diwali is a festival celebrated in India that signifies the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, and hope over despair. Also acclaimed as the Festival of Lights, Diwali is associated with lights, sweets, and liveliness. Families light diyas (clay lamps) throughout their home to ward off darkness and evil. Fireworks also play a significant role in celebrating Diwali with families setting off many different types of fireworks throughout the day and into the night. To celebrate Diwali we have 8 Diwali colouring pages to use. They can be used as part of a craft experience, or children can paint, decorate or cut them out.
Lamps are significant during Diwali as it signifies goodness. During the Diwali festival, lamps are burned throughout the day and into the night to ward off darkness and evil. Children can create their very own Diwali Paper Lamp they can use to decorate their room to bring in brightness and joy!