Diwali Classroom activity ideas
Diwali, also known as the Festival of Lights is on Monday, October 24th. After the last few years, our school is back to normal making it the perfect time to visit my children’s classroom. Since most classes or periods are 40 minutes to 1 hour long we have created a lesson plan to make the planning easier.
- Read a book
- Listen to the Diwali Audio Story Album
- Color a Rangoli printout
- Make a Toran
Read a book – Pick a book about Diwali to read to your child’s classroom. Here are some of our favorites:
- My Diwali Light – Raakhee Mirchandani
- Happy Diwali – Peppa Pig
- Diwali (Celebrate the World) – Hannah Eliot
Listen to the Diwali Audio Story – Brought to you by Story Aunty Akruti, this curated story is the perfect audio story to play for your child’s classroom. Click here to listen.
Color a Rangoli – A great activity for the classroom to work on pre, post, or during your visit. Click here to get your free copy.
Make a Toran – For the DIY lover you can walk the class through this wonderful craft that they can decorate their classroom with.
Gather the following supplies:
- Spool of medium width ribbon (gold is preferred)
- Gem Stickers
- Felt (yellow, red, green colors)
- Glue Dots
- Measure out the ribbon to your desired length. Great math and gross motor skill lesson if you let the children do this
- Draw your shapes on your felt and cut them out. Great idea to have a stencils for the kids to trace and cut
- Cut out your pieces
- Use the glue dots to attach the felt pieces to the ribbon
- Add gems to the felt for decoration
- Hang on mantle or display around the classroom
Short on time? Click here to purchase our pre-made Toran Kit and save some time.
If you are interested in a pre-packaged Diwali Classroom Kit, we have you covered. Check out our Diwali Classroom Kit, which is perfect for 12 children.
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