Diwali and Harvest Celebrations at Children 1st @ Meir Park
Diwali is celebrated by Hindus and Sikhs all over the world. It’s an important ‘Festival of Light’ and the children have been busy finding out about its story and the many ways in which it is celebrated.
The children had fun exploring the vibrant colours, music and food that the celebration brings with it. They made Rangoli patterns, traditionally used to decorate the doorways and small diva lamps from clay which are placed around homes and gardens to remember how Sita and Rama were welcomed home. This also gave us the opportunity to revisist some important fire safety messages about candles and tea lights which our children are too young to be using or to be left alone with.
Our Diwali celebration also included some traditional dancing and the wearing of bright colours. Happy Diwali to all!
Our celebration of Harvest featured a visit to the community centre where the early years presented our Harvest collection to members of the over 55 club. The children handed out the food and then entertained everyone by singing their favourite nursery rhymes.