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LT focus:

Explore how the Hindu festival Diwali is celebrated

Examine the art associated with Diwali


Write Diwali on the board and explain that it is the Hindu festival of light

Tell the children the story of Sita and Rama using cutouts, to give them a background of why Diwali is celebrated


Look at videos and pictures of people celebrating Diwali, focusing on the art and lights used during the celebrations.

Discuss other religious festivals or celebrations that use light. Discuss the similarities and differences between the use of light in such festivals


Children create a lantern out of paper and decorate it with many colours.

Other teacher resources for teaching this topic:

An extension activity: create a rangoli design

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