Another subject Elsa asked to do back in the summer was Diwali. I know she had covered it at school, so I asked her why she wanted to do it again. She explained she found it interesting. 🙂
I found out it was on 11th November this year so we started the topic the week previous.
I thought it was would be best to find out why Diwali is celebrated so we watched a video and read a story. To make sure Elsa had remembered this, I asked her to filled in some worksheets I’d downloaded from Activity Village and Twinkl, while Anna completed a maze.
We then made Diya’s out of beads (from Activity Village) and clay.
We talked about henna patterns and both Elsa and Anna created one on paper then painted it onto their arms with face paints.
We made lanterns 🙂
We also discussed Rangoli patterns, where they are used and why and then both girls coloured one in downloaded from Twinkl.
Finally we made coconut squares.
An interesting week of learning 🙂