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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 THEMED LEARNING CENTERS at HOME/SCHOOL

DIWALI ACTIVITIES – SENSORY BINS

FRAGRANT SENSORY BIN

by Jen R iamaflamingo0

We loved this easy and simple sensory tray as most of the products should be easily available at home or at school.
Materials Required
  • Tray
  • Coloured rice
  • Stones/pebbles
  • Scoops & Spoons
  • Lentils/ Dals
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SENSORY BIN- 3 amazing Diwali Activities

by All_About_Me_Montessoriway

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.

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SENSORY PLAY

by shreya.rege_dani

Quick simple tray setup perfect for festive week.

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.

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SENSORY PLAY with CLAY

by our.creative.quest

Play-doh rangoli and diya decoration inspired from @playdohind using their colourful & sparkly compounds.
Add some dough/ clay, dough cutters, rollers, dough tools to allow your students/ child to create patterns, lanterns and diyas for Diwali.

 

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DIWALI ACTIVITIES – Math Readiness

DIYA MATCHING PATTERNS

by EduTess

Matching helps children in

  • Practicing visual discrimination
  • Becoming familiar with one dimensional print.
  • Improves language, concentration and memory
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PATTERN BLOCKS SWASTIK & DIYA

by EduTess

Pattern Blocks Develops
Concentration
Spatial Awareness
Recognition of shapes and colours
Visual discrimination
Early geometry
Angles
Comparison
Problem Solving Skill
Fine Motor Development

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COLOUR CODING MATHS

by Shalini Prisha 

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!

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COLOUR MATCHING LANTERNS

by @craffiti_cookbook

A simple activity using pipe cleaners as lantern tails and practicing some fine motor skills and colors.
You can also print lanterns & laminate them.
Punch holes & ask your child/ students to match the colour and use pipe cleaners for fine motor activity.
lantern

NUMBER FIREWORKS

by@makemerryandcreate

Cut strips of sparkly paper and punch out star shapes from 1-10 on each strip. Then punch out stars to make little cardboard star counters.
What can you do?
Sequencing 1-10
One to one correspondence
Addition
Subtraction
Greater than less than
AMAZING! Isn’t it ?
number fireworks

DIWALI ACTIVITIES – SCIENCE EXPLORATION

SALT PAINTING SCIENCE

by Vidhi Shah kiddo_at_work

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.

Materials Required

  • Thick Card paper
  • Salt
  • Glue
  • Dropper
  • Paints

SIMPLE, EASY & FUN!!!

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DIWALI ACTIVITIES – Reading & Writing Readiness

DIWALI DIYA GARLANDS

by lilexplorersbytanvi

Diya buntings from felt & glitter foam sheets.

Alphabet Stickers

And Boom your Diwali Decor for your classroom / house is ready.

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DIWALI GREETING CARD

by lilexplorersbytanvi

Decorate with rainbow pasta and allow your students/ children to write their own Diwali message or simply write in pencil for them to trace and write.

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DIWALI ACTIVITIES – HINDI

HINDI COLOUR NAMES – RANGOLI

by lilexplorersbytanvi

Color coding Rangoli Activity.

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.

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DIWALI ACTIVITIES – ART & CRAFT

PAPER DIYA

by Vineetha Parammel @vineethap

All you need is origami paper, glue, sequins and glitter. Perfect for group projects and recommended for ages 4+ yrs
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FIREWORKS PAINTING

by create_make_and_play

Material Required

15 straws tied with a rubber band

Toilet Paper roll and cut in the same pattern

Paints & large sheet of paper.

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HOUSE RANGOLI

by EduTess

Create a beutiful rangoli with sand colours or rangoli colours. Allow the children to create their own rangoli design.
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POMPOMS TORAN

by EduTess

Material Required
Leaves
String
Pompoms
Pipe Cleaners
Punch all of them in a string and let your child create his toran. This helps in eye-hand coordination, develops concentration and enhances creativity.
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Q TIP RANGOLI

by  Chaheti@mommyingideas

All you need is Q tip, colours & a rangoli print out.
It’s that simple, beautiful and easy!!
Q-tip Art

DIWALI ACTIVITIES – REGGIO INSPIRED

INVITATION TO CREATE

by Sandhya@thelittlelanterns

Things used
Happy Crafting with your little ones
invitation to create

DIWALI ACTIVITIES – REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE

DIY BANGLES DIYA HOLDER

by @momkid.smart

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

Diwali Decor

Hope you had a great time reading, the way we enjoyed collating this theme. We will keep adding more ideas and plans, so do visit this page again. Please feel free to share this blog with your friends and don’t forget to comment below.

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