Diwali festival runs for five days with the main celebrations happening on the third day in most places in India. The festival, which coincides with the Hindu New Year celebrates new beginnings, the triumph of good over evil
and light over darkness.
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A management chart for student Diwali learning activities. Students complete MUST DO and select from CHOICE options. The activities: make a - diva lamp, Diwali card, rangoli pattern and write about the Quest of Ram and Sita. These are part of the Diwali ABC Teaching Resources which are ready to view and download.
A choice of a colour or black and white card template for students to write a personal Happy New Year Diwali greeting. Brainstorm writing prompts for younger students, while older students can plan the layout of the card, write the message; choose their writing style and decorate the card.
During the Festival of Diwali people decorate their doorways with rangoli patterns. This resource has a selection of four rangoli patterns to colour and two coloured patterns to cut out for display. Students could also design their own patterns using the ABC Video Link page for motivation and visual instruction.
The thirty-eight Diwali Festival words are suitable for Diwali discussion, writing and word wall displays. The words make an excellent starting point for inquiry-based research learning. The vocabulary links with the Diwali Festival of Lights Calendar Resources.