Tara Wright
30th November 2018
Celebrations in RE


Explore celebrations from religions and cultures around the world with these selected resources

With Christmas rapidly approaching, the seasonal celebrations are now well underway. With festive cheer at an all time high and student excitement for the pending holidays mounting, take advantage of the celebratory mood in your classroom and discuss festivals and occasions celebrated throughout a range of religions worldwide.


World Festivals Religious Education

An introduction to religious festivals. Perfect for Year 7.
Complete 1 hour lesson with accompanying worksheets, adaptable and well differentiated. Different level tasks for MA,LA or Core and designed to fit Ofsted criteria for’ Good’ or above. Many more inexpensive and free resources at my shop: EC_Resources
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By EC Resources

Exploring Festivals - Celebrating success

This is the last lesson of the unit ‘Exploring Autumn and Winter Festivals’ in which pupils are asked to peer- and self-assess their posters, to reflect on their learning within this unit and to celebrate success!

Suitable for S1/S2/S3 (Scotland) or Year 7/8/9 (England).

By Think_About_It

Christmas and other World winter celebrations

Interactive PowerPoint that covers Diwali; Winter Soltice; Hannukah; Christmas; Kwanzaa and Chinese New Year. Includes craft ideas and activities.
By CollEd

Exploring Festivals - Classroom Display

This is a set of very eye-catching resources which can be used for the unit ‘Exploring Festivals’. You can print them off, laminate and use them either for display or as a revision tool.

Included are the four key features of each festival and pictures related to it. More updates to follow - all free!

By Think_About_It

Religious Festivals

This is a ZERO PREP, Grab & Go Lesson!

This resource is the sixth and seventh lesson in the series of eight into an ‘Introduction to Religion’. This series of lessons is designed to introduce pupils to the six of the major world religions.

In this lesson pupils discuss the importance of festivals and under take a numeracy task based on this (there are differentiated worksheets provided in the pack). Pupils have to create an acrostic poem on the importance of festivals.

There are information cards included on religious festivals that are placed at the front of the class for pupils to ‘run’ up to collect and repeat the process once they have completed that section of the worksheet. There is a peer teaching section for pupils to teach each other the festivals in the religion they have researched and a peer assessment section.

This resource consists of: PowerPoint ( 33 slides) with a bell task, starter and plenary. Work Booklet (10 pages).

By TeachElite

How Hindus celebrate Divali

Hinduism, festival, rangoli patterns
By agneepath


Celebrating Festivals

Lesson on Celebrating Festivals for the new AQA GCSE RE Spec A.

Please rate and comment any suggestions / feedback.
By Charlotte Smith

AQA A RE - Celebrating festivals

Lesson suited for AQA A RE - Christian practices.

Covers Christian festivals and how different denominations celebrate these festivals.

Activities/Videos/12 mark exam question with plan included.

By lawrencecampbell

Muslim celebrations

New EDEXCEL GCSE 9-1 Religious Studies spec - Paper 2: Religion. Peace and Conflict Unit 3 Muslims way of life - Celebrations and Commemorations lessons. Lesson differentiated throughout. To be used in conjunction with a course textbook
By SourceaResource .


These lessons explore the Christmas through the significance of advent, the nativity story and a reflection on Christmas' meaning in secular/capitalist society. These lesson contain a range of tasks, some of which are differentiated. Can be used in connection to the new edxcel GCSE syllabus.
By loustinch

GCSE Islam - Worship and celebration

GCSE Islam - Worship and celebration

Can be used for KS3 and KS5 too.
By History Teacher

Celebrating Holy Communion

Lesson on Celebrating Holy Communion for the new AQA GCSE RE Spec A.

Please rate and comment any suggestions / feedback.
By Charlotte Smith

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