Saturday, 17 November 2012

Diwali Celebrations This Week!


What a fantastic week FS2 have had this week celebrating Diwali; The Festival of Light. 

We have learnt the story of Diwali. 

You can listen to the story of Rama and Sita again here.

In Class we have made Rangoli designs in the dough, we have made cards and lanterns and decorated biscuits.

On Monday Miss Kitchen decorated our hands with Mehndi, using henna to create the designs.

All week we have been painting traditional diya lamps, they came all the way from India!

On Thursday Yashvi's mum came in to celebrate Diwali with us. 
She re-told us the story of Diwali and brought some traditional Indian sweets for us to try but our most favourite part of the afternoon was dressing up in the traditional Indian clothes that she brought in for us. We didn't want to take them off! The girls loved the shiny mirrors and sparkly sequins on the skirts. Here are some photo's of us dressing up.

 Mrs Cameron enjoyed dressing up too. Here she is with Meika wearing a traditional sari made from pure silk.

We are very grateful to Yashvi's mum for coming in to FS2 to teach us about different aspects of Diwali. She really made the week for us and we got to experience so many new things. Thank you!


  1. It looks like you had a brilliant time learning about Diwali and I love the clothes you all dressed up in. Yashvi and Tayjus must have fabulous wardrobes. Did you all enjoy the sweets?

  2. What a super blog post to read. I can tell by your photos you had a very enjoyable time. I particularly like the photos of your lamps.
    I have a challenge for you, can you write back and tell me the story of Rama and Sita?

    Mrs Warner

  3. You all look fantastic in your costumes. I bet you had a lot of fun learning about Diwali and another culture.
    Mrs H.

  4. Hello FS2,

    Your Diwali not only looks interesting, it looks like fun. Your traditional costumes look brilliant. I can understand not wanting to take them off. :)

    Teacher (retired), N.S.W., Australia

  5. all the children look lovely and they certainly look like they are having fun too!