Are you looking for Diwali Classroom Activities this year? Or perhaps Diwali worksheets, Diwali crafts or Diwali EYFS activities? Then you’re in the right place! We’ve lots of Diwali ideas to help you, and best of all, children will love them!
What is Diwali?
Diwali is the Hindu festival of light and is India’s most important holiday. It is a five day celebration and each day has a special significance. Diwali celebrates the return of Rama and Sita, and is a story about how good wins over evil.
Diwali Classroom Activities – Diwali Information PowerPoint EYFS and KS1
If you want to explain Diwali to children in a clear, easy to understand way, why not use our Story of Rama and Sita Diwali Information PowerPoint? A great way to start off your Diwali topic with child-friendly photos and explanation of this important festival.
Diwali EYFS resources
Children really enjoy being creative, and making Diwali crafts, so our Rangoli 2d shape activity sheets are spot on for both learning and creating. Children can use either a blank paper plate, or normal A4 paper to create their very own rangoli patterns. So easy and fun, and children can get really creative! Remember, it’s the process rather than the final result that’s important here.
If you’re looking for EYFS Diwali lesson plans, then we’ve got this awesome rangoli pattern focus plan for an inspiring provision activity. Don’t forget our Diwali rice recipe to help you create the perfect rainbow colour!
Our Diwali diva lamp focus plan, is an ideal enhanced provision activity, with links to the EYFS, and gives you awesome inspiration for creating something meaningful, fun and creative – all linked to your Diwali topic.
Diwali classroom worksheets
Moving on from, but including EYFS, we’ve a plethora of Diwali worksheets for all ages, including Diwali craft resources, Diwali mindfulness colouring and more!
Our Diwali lantern craft template is ideal for a no-mess Diwali craft – children simply colour, stick and go! It’s also a great Diwali treat to take home to parents, or display in your classroom or setting.
For something easy, low prep and fun, try our Diwali mindfulness colouring sheets. You can leave these out in your continuous provision area, or use as a way to encourage mindfulness and creativity.
Something that all children really enjoy is designing their own Mehndi patterns, or using ours with these Diwali Mehndi Pattern Template.
Diwali crafts for kids EYFS KS1
There are SO many things that you can do for Diwali with kids, it’s such a great time of year to inspire and get children engaged with learning. You could make Diwali Rangoli patterns friendship bracelets as a way to enhance fine motor skills, or as part of your Art and design topic – ideal for EYFS expressive arts too. Put out in your provision area and see what children come up with!
You could also do some Diwali baking, with our Khajur Burfi recipe cards.
Make Diwali a key part of your provision area with our Diwali Role-play masks, ideal for speaking and listening, and acting our stories too.