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India Bundle

India Bundle

A collection of resources about India and the joyful, colourful festivals of Diwali and Holi.
cassieborodenko
Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights

Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights

This colourful resource introduces Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights. The resource would be useful in class and in a school assembly about Diwali. The presentation contains colourful photographs and information about why and how Diwali is celebrated by Hindus around the world. A useful PDF presentation for students of all ages.
cassieborodenko
Diwali - ‘Henna Hands’ art activity

Diwali - ‘Henna Hands’ art activity

A fun and creative art activity to celebrate Diwali (Deepavali), the Hindu Festival of Lights. ACTIVITY 1 Draw patterns on the hand templates using a black pen/marker/ink (there are lots of images on the internet to get inspiration). Cut out and display on a coloured background. ACTIVITY 2 Draw patterns in the hands of the boy/girl. Colour the rest of the picture. Three different templates provided (boy, girl, unisex). ACTIVITY 3 Draw patterns in the hand template and write an acrostic poem. Write your name or a fact about Diwali in the box under the handprint. INCLUDED: ♦ Teacher notes. ♦ Handprints – template. ♦ Handprints – template with border. ♦ Handprints – with coloured background (x2). ♦ Example – designs on hands with a coloured background. ♦ Example - designs on hands with a plain white background. ♦ Handprints – boy/girl/unisex. ♦ Single handprint with acrostic poem template. ♦ Single handprint (2 per page). ********************************************************************* © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
swelch_resources
Diwali – Candle Display Mats

Diwali – Candle Display Mats

A fun, effective art activity for your students when celebrating Diwali (The Festival of Lights). Colour, cut and place a tealight candle in the centre. Laminate if desired. Included: ♦ 4 x templates with a design ♦ 1 x blank template (students design their own pattern) Size: Approximately 16.5cm in diameter. Provided in 2 paper sizes: ♦ A4 paper ♦ Letter paper ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
swelch_resources
India Assembly Script (KS2/3)

India Assembly Script (KS2/3)

This 15 minute script was written by an experienced primary school Head of English who is also, outside of school, an award-winning writer. The script was penned for a high ability Year 5 class but is suitable for performance by any year group in KS2 or 3. The script is deliberately humorous, yet is also full of informative and educational learning opportunities about the culture, history and geography of India. The script, as written, has 25 parts but these could easily be split or doubled up depending on the number of children involved.
andytaylorwow1
Spring Spirituality Pack

Spring Spirituality Pack

A nice little bundle of resources for spirituality (SMSC). Perfect for any teacher or form tutor to introduce a more spiritual focus to their teaching.
godwin86
Holi Hindu Spring Festival of Colours Assembly

Holi Hindu Spring Festival of Colours Assembly

Holi Hindu Spring Festival of Colours Assembly A riot! An explosion of colour! Well, not quite. It's those wretched Health and Safety Regulations spoiling all the fun again. That, and a teacher who's prime concern is not to upset the caretaker. But never fear, fun usually succeeds at finding a way through - and there is a great deal of Bollywood dancing and laughter along the way! Oh plus some facts behind the festival of course! Cast of 30. Duration 10 - 20 minutes depending on amount of music/dancing Sample Text: Narrator: Er wait a minute! Don’t go spilling any of that blue paint on this floor! Krishna: But that’s the fun of Holi! Radha: Everyone does it! Narrator: Not on my watch, they don’t! (Narrator ushers Krishna, his mother and Radha back to their seats) Narrator: (Sighing heavily) Phew! That was a close one! Things could have got well out of hand then! (To Group 1) Come on children! Let’s hear some more about Holi! Child 11: Only if we can have a bit more dancing, first! Narrator: (Spluttering) But, but … that’s blackmail! (Group 1 all nod their heads) Narrator: Oh, very well. I don’t suppose it can do any harm! (Enter group of dancers) Music 3 (Dancers do Bollywood routine to music) Narrator: (Applauding) Bravo! Well done! (To audience) You know something? This dancing is rather good, isn’t it? (Exit dancers) Child 1: Well of course it is! Holi is all about joy and fun Child 2: And that’s what dancing is about! Child 3: (Muttering) That and the paint throwing! Narrator: Now! Now! We’ve been over that! Child 4: So, we can have some more dancing, instead? (Narrator gestures dancers, who’ve got to their feet again, to sit down) Narrator: In a minute! Oh my! What is it with everyone this morning? What do you think this is? Child 5: A festival? Child 6: (Indignantly) That’s what it’s meant to be! Child 7: A celebration of good over evil! Child 8: A celebration of the start of Spring! Child 9: The end of winter! (Everyone cheers) Child 10: It’s about love and getting on with everyone. Child 11: And giving everyone what they want and enjoy. (To Narrator) More dancing? Narrator: (Sighing) Oh very well! (Enter dancers) Music 4 (Dancers do Bollywood routine to music – Narrator joining in at the side) Narrator: (Applauding) Oh bravo! (To audience) It is rather catching, isn’t it?
suesplays
Christianity - Advent

Christianity - Advent

This ready-to-teach lesson plan pack comes complete with: *A full lesson plan including success criteria, activity instructions and suggested order of use; *A scripted story with a supporting presentation to enhance delivery, worksheets, slides, visual tools and other teaching materials for learning and engagement; *Individual Learning Contract incorporating a range of higher order thinking skills and essential skills to promote independence and self directed learning; *The exploration of key language skills for cross curricular teaching.
MySchoolAssembly
Hinduism - Mahashivrati

Hinduism - Mahashivrati

This ready-to-teach lesson plan pack comes complete with: *A full lesson plan including success criteria, activity instructions and suggested order of use; *A scripted story with a supporting presentation to enhance delivery, worksheets, slides, visual tools and other teaching materials for learning and engagement; *Individual Learning Contract incorporating a range of higher order thinking skills and essential skills to promote independence and self directed learning; *The exploration of key language skills for cross curricular teaching.
MySchoolAssembly
Hinduism - Ganesh

Hinduism - Ganesh

This ready-to-teach lesson plan pack comes complete with: *A full lesson plan including success criteria, activity instructions and suggested order of use; *A scripted story with a supporting presentation to enhance delivery, worksheets, slides, visual tools and other teaching materials for learning and engagement; *Individual Learning Contract incorporating a range of higher order thinking skills and essential skills to promote independence and self directed learning; *The exploration of key language skills for cross curricular teaching.
MySchoolAssembly
Hinduism - Diwali

Hinduism - Diwali

This ready-to-teach lesson plan pack comes complete with: *A full lesson plan including success criteria, activity instructions and suggested order of use; *A scripted story with a supporting presentation to enhance delivery, worksheets, slides, visual tools and other teaching materials for learning and engagement; *Individual Learning Contract incorporating a range of higher order thinking skills and essential skills to promote independence and self directed learning; *The exploration of key language skills for cross curricular teaching.
MySchoolAssembly
Holi - festival of colours - Festival of love - History - Story - Description + 2 Kid Reading Books

Holi - festival of colours - Festival of love - History - Story - Description + 2 Kid Reading Books

Holi is an Indian Spring Festival which is now celebrated around the world. My presentation comes complete with a story about why this festival is important (you can choose between a long or short version), a description of what happens and lots of colourful pictures of the event. In addition, you are able to read the lives of two Indian children as they get ready for Holi and what they do on the day. These could be printed off and read individually or they could be projected onto the interactive whiteboard and read as a class. The students could then think about how they would like to celebrate the coming of Spring and who knows, perhaps even have their own version of Holi in the classroom!
peterfogarty