This year we made some simple Diwali cards to send to family. First we looked at some commercial cards, and talked about the images and how they relate to the Diwali story.
|A selection of Diwali cards|
This is the first year that I've started teaching Harry about Diwali, as I think that he's old enough now to learn a little bit about his culture and heritage. I'll let you know how we get on!
If you are looking for some more Diwali crafts, then you might like these pages:
Diwali crafts round-up
How to make a salt dough diwa
How to make Rangoli using dyed rice
You might also enjoy these books to help introduce Diwali to young children:
Diwali (Bright Baby Touch and Feel)- A wonderful very first Diwali book for babies with bright colours, textures to touch and simple Diwali images.
Lighting a Lamp: A Divali Story (Festival Time)- A first introduction to Diwali for very young children, following a family as they prepare for and celebrate Diwali.
Diwali (Holidays and Festivals (Heinemann Paperback)) - A more informative book about the Diwali festival, with more educational resources.
Diwali (Celebrations)Aimed at slightly older children, lots of photographs and ideas for Diwali activities.