The children at Acorn Preschool have learnt a little about how Hindu’s celebrate a festival called Diwali at this time of year. They have been comparing this with celebrations they have experienced – birthdays, weddings, christenings or new homes.
The week started with the children working hard to prepare the home corner for a celebration, including cleaning, hanging decorations and balloons, preparing celebration food, including birthday cake, and getting dressed up in party clothes, inspired by Diwali.
Throughout the week, they continued to look at features of Diwali, including making Diva lamps out of clay. This was very tricky as the clay was quite tough for little fingers to mould, however it was great for finger strengthening! Another activity with which the children have developed finger strength was creating bird feeders by threading cheerios on pipe cleaners.