Top Diwali resources for EYFS and primary

Popular lesson plans and activities to explore the customs and traditions of Diwali in your EYFS or primary classroom

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Diva Lamps Celebrating Diwali In The EYFS & Primary Classrooms

Hand-picked lesson and activity ideas to celebrate the festival of lights with your learners

Diwali, celebrated on Monday 24 October this year, is one of the biggest events in the Hindu calendar. Marked with lamp-lighting, fireworks and feasts, this five-day festival commemorates the triumph of light over darkness, and good over evil.

Why not explore Diwali traditions with your class this year using these popular resources? From introductory presentations to themed cross-curricular activities, we’ve got you covered.

Lesson presentation resources

Diwali - For kids!
oceanic-dolphin

Diwali - For kids!

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A simple and clear Power Point on Diwali. There is a slide on activity ideas related to Diwali. Hope you find it useful! :) For Twitter updates for my new resources, please follow: @TheStorySeed For more free resources: www.TheStorySeed.com
Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights
cassieborodenko

Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights

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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 pres...
KS1 Diwali: Story of Rama and Sita Resource Pack
ClassroomSecrets

KS1 Diwali: Story of Rama and Sita Resource Pack

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This KS1 Diwali: Story of Rama and Sita Resource Pack gives children the opportunity to read, answer questions and sequence the story of Rama and Sita. These activities include resources that can be completed individually or collaboratively in pairs, small groups or as a class. You can find more re...
Diwali KS1
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Diwali KS1

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Diwali crafts, print and go activities and teaching power point for KS1. The power point teaches students how and why Diwali is celebrated. Children will then love making the Diwali crafts and cards. Follow up with the no prep, print and go activities that consolidate your student's learning and und...
Diwali
Krazikas

Diwali

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This resource contains a fully editable, 60 slide Powerpoint presentation on Diwali (Divali, Deepavali or Dipavali) - the Festival of Lights which is celebrated by Hindhus, Sikhs, Jainists and some Buddhists in October / November each year. The PowerPoint makes reference to: The origins of Diwali T...
Year 3: Stories From Other Cultures (Week 2 of 3)
DreamScheme

Year 3: Stories From Other Cultures (Week 2 of 3)

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No additional resources needed. All lessons include an easy-to-follow lesson plan, interactive PowerPoint, starter activity, main teaching, lesson activity and plenary. This bundle contains 5 whole lessons relating to Stories From Other Cultures based on the Year 3 National Curriculum scheme of wor...

Lesson activity resources

Diwali Activity Pack for EYFS/KS1
Polly Puddleduck

Diwali Activity Pack for EYFS/KS1

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Everything you need is included in this pack to tackle Diwali! Pack includes the story of Princess Sita and Prince Rama. Follow on worksheets included for all the class (differentiated sheets included for the less able). A huge pack of 91 pages - classwork, discussion cards, worksheets and dis...
Diwali
TeachElite

Diwali

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HINDUISM : Diwali: 2 x Tutor Time / Collective Worship / Autumn activities & 1 hour long Quiz This pack contains 2 separate Tutor Time resources for Diwali. All PowerPoints are fully resourced with YouTube links and activities to discuss the topic in question. The PPT consists of 14 sli...
Diwali     Make a Salt Dough Diya
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Diwali Make a Salt Dough Diya

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A fun, easy craft activity for celebrating Diwali (The Festival of Lights). Follow the instructions to make a diya out of salt dough and leave it to air dry for a few days. Decorate before drying (like the images provided), or dry and then paint/decorate. MAKING THE DIYA: Resources to as...
Diwali Comprehension
TeachingAutism

Diwali Comprehension

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This resource contains 7 different comprehension activities linked to the celebration on Diwali. Each activity comes with 1 x story page and 1 x questions page. There is a short amount of information provided on each page and then 4 questions on another page - you can see examples in preview/th...
DIWALI SCAVENGER HUNT
Laurane Rae

DIWALI SCAVENGER HUNT

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Why is Diwali celebrated? Why are diyas lit? What do you say to greet someone a Happy Diwali ? Your students will enjoy knowing the answers to these and many more interesting questions with this 32 Scavenger Hunt Fun Facts pack on the Indian festival Diwali. WHAT S INCLUDED 32 Fact Card...
Diwali Activity
ClassPlus

Diwali Activity

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This is an excellent resource for integrating multicultural activities into the curriculum. The main objective of the activity is to make a personal connection with the Diwali festival, that s how children learn the best. The first activity (complete the text) is perfect to introduce the signific...
Diwali Resources
kezbomb

Diwali Resources

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21 pages of resources to work alongside the teaching of Diwali. Resouces include Blank hands Mehndi Patterns Rangoli Patterns Diwali Cards Design a Diva lamp Firework colouring in Create a Diwali Basket Counting to 10 Ordering numbers to 10 Maze 4 writing frames 8 feelings cards
Diwali Story & Storyboard - Rama and Sita
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Diwali Story & Storyboard - Rama and Sita

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**Diwali Story & Storyboard - Rama and Sita** * Read the story of Rama and Sita (PowerPoint) then ask the children to complete the missing storyboard activity. * Also attached is a 2-page extended 'Rama & Sita' story (for older children). * Fully editable.