Happy Diwali from Children 1st @ Birstall
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 scene was set by the beautiful costumes worn by children and staff. There were opportunities for all the children to try on traditional dress and talk about the bright colours and the shiny fabrics.
The children who celebrate Diwali at home shared their knowledge of the customs and traditions associated with the festival.
The day passed quickly as the children explored the vibrant colours, music and food that the celebration brings with it. With plenty of opportunity for creativity, the children made their own firework paintings, divas and cards. The firework pictures pleased the children so much that one of them commented,” Wow! This looks like real fireworks!”
The children also made Rangoli patterns, to decorate the doorways, using symmetrical templates and items such as powder paint, shredded paper and glitter.
Thank-you to our parents and staff who made this such a fabulous day, bringing in outfits for the children to try on and some delicious foods to share.
On behalf of everyone at Birstall, we wish you “Happy Diwali” and “Saal Mubarak” which means “Happy New Year.”