We’ve listed amazing Diwali activities from the most creative instagram accounts run by moms, teachers and businesses.
These Diwali activities can be used to set-up your learning spaces at home or at school for Festival Themed Unit.
Deepawali or Diwali is one of the most celebrated festival in India. It’s the festival of lights (deep = light and avali = a row i.e., a row of lights) that’s marked by four days of celebrations. It is on this occasion that the households in India and across the world light up their houses with the diyaas and candles indicating the victory of light over darkness.
Use some flashcards or a power point presentation to discuss the importance of this festival , don’t forget to add the below Diwali activities in your time-table to ensure that all learning domains are covered effectively and creatively.
DIWALI ACTIVITIES – SENSORY BINS
FRAGRANT SENSORY BIN
- Coloured rice
- Scoops & Spoons
- Lentils/ Dals
SENSORY BIN- 3 amazing Diwali Activities
PUPPET PLAY: Colour the puppet characters with crayons. (Puppets include: Ram ji , Sita Ji, Hanuman Ji and Laxman ji )
PAINT AND DECORATE DIYA 🪔
RANGOLI COLORS as a base for SENSORY PLAY.
With coloured pasta and rice.
Festive flashcards with some beautiful designs like lantern, diya, crackers, swastik, rangoli etc. for your students/ child to create their Diwali designs.
DIWALI ACTIVITIES – Math Readiness
COLOUR CODING MATHS
About This Activity
Here, three ways have been used to express a number in every diya-
1️⃣dots 2️⃣sums 3️⃣numbers.
In the upper part of the activity page, one colour is designated for each number.
Now, fill the portions of diya by matching the colour code with the number. That’s it! You are done!
COLOUR MATCHING LANTERNS
DIWALI ACTIVITIES – SCIENCE EXPLORATION
SALT PAINTING SCIENCE
This Salt Painting Science Experiment is a fin way to combine art and science together. It’s a creative way to teach children about absorption. Salt is hygroscopic which means it can absorb both liquid and water vapour in the air.
- Thick Card paper
SIMPLE, EASY & FUN!!!
DIWALI ACTIVITIES – Reading & Writing Readiness
DIWALI ACTIVITIES – HINDI
HINDI COLOUR NAMES – RANGOLI
Print an easy rangoli design from internet and write the akshars on them : ल-लाल, ना-नारंगी, प-पीला, ह-हरा, नी-नीला, ज-जामुनी .
Provide the same same colours to fill the pattern.
DIWALI ACTIVITIES – ART & CRAFT
DIWALI ACTIVITIES – REGGIO INSPIRED
DIWALI ACTIVITIES – REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE
DIY BANGLES DIYA HOLDER
Even though your child may not be able to do this activity by himself but it would be a great activity to introduce the 3 R’s.
Take old bangles and glue them together, stick some pearls on top & place some T- lights inside it.
Great Diwali Decor
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