Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Light!
The children in Class 1 have been celebrating Diwali. We listened to and re-enacted the story of Rama and Sita. We made our very own puppets so that we could act out the story. Ellie liked it best when Rama and The Monkey King rescued Sita!
We used clay to make diva light, to show Rama and Sita the way home. Ava explained, "We had to wait until they had dried then we used sparkly paint to paint them so that they looked beautiful!"
We also listened to Indian music. We danced and played our instruments. We had the opportunity to make rangoli patterns but they were very tricky. Sophia was very pleased with her mehndi pattern, "I drew around my hand then I put a pattern on like the Indian ladies have."
At the end of the week, we had a Diwali Feast. We decorated the table with our diva lights, it looked so pretty. We made Coconut Burfi sweets and drank Mango Lassi.
What a wonderful week!!!!