# 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

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

Diwali, celebrated on Saturday14 November 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 PowerPoint

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A Powerpoint display introducing Diwali and the story of Rama and Sita. Also includes a link to an animated cartoon of a Hindu boy talking about Diwali. Nice and colourful!

#### Rama and Sita the first Diwali

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A very simple version of the story for FS & KS1

#### Maths in Diwali

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A lesson about the Hindu festival of Diwali, with the integration of probability, shape, and transformations. The peacock pattern can be used to help get students started on designing their own Rangoli pattern as well as cater for SEN students who do not cope well with drawing/colouring. Feedback we...

#### Simple facts for Diwali festival

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A short power point to explain the festival of lights and what people do during the celebration.

#### Power point on Rangoli in Diwali

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This ppt explains why Rangoli is used in Hindu houses during Diwali and shows examples of beautiful creations.

#### Diwali Maths PowerPoint(Yr 5/6/7)

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This colourful and animated resource combines the celebration of Diwali with 4 Maths activities based on ratio and proportion. It is aimed at year 5/6 or revision for year 7. Watch the video to see the whole pp. The first activity involves Rangoli Patterns revealing 16 ratios to be simplified. The f...

### Lesson activity resources

#### Sequencing the story of Rama and Sita (Diwali)

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These are worksheets for sequencing and retelling the simplified story of Rama and Sita. The LA/MA sheet is already sequenced and children need to write sentences to go with the picture and the MA/HA sheet just has pictures which children need to cut out and sequence before retelling. Hope it helps!

#### Diwali

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Diwali resources - including lesson PowerPoint, game, worksheets and clips with differentiated questions and quiz. All three way differentiated and adaptable, including lesson, 6x differentiated worksheets, activities and interactive PowerPoint quiz with answers. Suitable for KS2/3 - loads to do for...

#### Diwali

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BBC Blue Peter clip with background of Diwali festival. Missing word worksheet with Diya lamp and Rangoli pattern to colour in to link.

#### 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 Candle Display Mats

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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: ...

#### 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...