The Caterpillars’ room was filled with the spirit of festivity when we started the celebrations with some art and craft activities like diya (candle) making with clay, diya decoration, rangoli (pattern made with colours) making and many more. The children seemed curious about the importance of the day and became very happy to know that this festival is called the festival of lights and participated in all the activities with great fervour and enthusiasm. . They all decorated Diya’s (Candles) with bright colours and glitter and then contributed to the Rangoli making using coloured powder. All week we listened to traditional Indian music, especially the song “Diwali is here”.
It’s great to celebrate Diwali to encourage the Hindu families in our centre to feel a sense of belonging and to also introduce other children to the different cultures and religions within our Kool Kidz Community. It helps children have a better understanding of culture, heritage, background and tradition and that diversity presents opportunities for choices and new understanding, as well as to respond to diversity with open mindedness and respect.
- Children feel safe, secure and supported
4.1. Children develop dispositions for learning (ect.)
4.4. Children connect with people, place, technologies and natural and processed materials
5.1. Children interact verbally and non-verbally for a range of purposes
My World & The Environment, Art Expression