Diwali is the Indian Festival of Lights! It comes from the word Deepavali meaning “row of lamps.” This festive holiday is traditionally celebrated for five days, each day honoring a different belief or legend. Indian families and friends around the world celebrate with bright diyas, colorful rangoli, and tasty sweets. Join in the festivities as we explore the sights, sounds and spirit of this special holiday.
- Rangoli Collage - Traditional rangoli are made with colored powders on the ground. At this activity, we'll provide papers cut into the shapes found in rangoli designs. You'll arrange the shapes to create you're own design to take home!
- Make a Crown for Rama or Sita - Diwali celebrates the homecoming of Prince Rama and Princess Sita. Create a crown and you can be Rama or Sita for the day!
- Make a Peacock - Did you know that the peacock is the national bird of India? Learn about peacocks in Countdown to Kindergarten, then practice your folding and scissor skills to make a peacock out of paper.