Dussehra Diwali Celebrations
As a part of Dusshera celebrations, children were introduced to stories about how Dusshera is celebrated in different parts of India. Children were encouraged to talk about the celebrations in their houses, watch videos on Dusshera, create artwork which included decorating an elephant with sequins and glitter, make Ravana using geometrical shapes and colouring worksheets. Children came dressed in ethnic attire and performed the Garbha dance with much gusto.
Diwali the ‘Festival of Lights’ spread its brightness through the week. The celebration started with giving an introduction about Diwali either through a video or a story about the festival of lights. The Early Years had ‘Ethnic Day’ to celebrate the festival of lights ‘Diwali’ in full spirit of brightness and happiness.
Children came dressed up in beautiful ethnic wear. Teachers shared the story of Diwali and the importance of sharing and spreading joy in the life of others. Safety measures to be taken while celebrating Diwali were also discussed. Song and dance added colour to the celebration. The celebration ended with children doing beautiful Diwali crafts like painting diyas, making lanterns and flowerpots and sharing gifts with others.