This week in Dandelions we have explored Diwali.
We started the day by reading the story of Rama and Sita, the children were very engrossed and loved the 10 headed King. We then learnt about Diva lamps and how they were used to light the way home for Rama and Sita.
The children spent the day making Diva lamps from clay and putting gems in them, we will hopefully paint them on Friday. We also made Rangoli patterns with Hama Beads and painted some. We learnt about henna and traced different patterns
After snack we watched 'My first festival; Diwali' https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0009wsf/my-first-festivals-series-1-2-diwali the children enjoyed learning about how people celebrate Diwali. We linked it to festivals that we may celebrate.