Worksheets and resources to support teaching and learning about the Hindu festival of Divali in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.

            
     
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Divali

This section contains free worksheets, flashcards, online activities and other educational resources to support teaching and learning about the Hindu festival of Divali in Early Years, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.  Some may be useful when delivering QCA Scheme of Work for RE unit 3B: How and why do Hindus celebrate Divali?

Summary

Divali, or 'garland of lamps', is a Hindu festival in October/November which celebrates Lakshmi - the goddess of light and wealth. It lasts for 5 days during which time candles and lamps are lit, gifts are exchanged and festive meals are prepared.

          
Divali Worksheets and Resources
Resource Name Type Resource Name Type
3B: How and why do Hindus celebrate Divali? DFES   DFES
            
Divali Links

Diwali Greetings  -  Online greetings cards, recipes and links.
The Festival of Light: Diwali
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Text and graphics explaining the festival. Aimed at primary-aged children.
The Story of Diwali  -  A description of the five days of this festival.
Activity Village: Diwali  -  General information, printables, crafts and links.
CBBC Newsround: The Story of Diwali  -  A young reporter's guide to the Hindu festival of Diwali.
Widget Software: Diwali  -  Download a pack full of printable diwali resources here.

         
Selected Divali Book

     
Lighting a Lamp: A Divali Story

Authors:  Jonny Zucker, Jan Barger

Synopsis:  Here is a simple and delightful introduction to the Hindu festival of Diwali, suitable for even the youngest child.

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     Last updated:  16th October 2006

            

First School Years - Diwali Resources