Namaste and Hello to all our families, children at home and children at the centre.. As we are celebrating the festival of lights "Diwali". I would like to share a bit of information about Diwali and why people in the community celebrate this festival. This year Diwali begins on the 2nd of November but the main celebration is on 4th of November 2021. Diwali is celebrate the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness with beautiful rituals in place. A five day event mainly celebrated amongst the Hindu community but can be widespread celebrated amongst Sikhs, Jains and Newar Buddhists. In short, this festival is celebrated in different ways where people believe in displaying lights to scare off darkness, prayers with their family, wearing new clothes and ornaments especially gold and silver as a sign of luck, decorating the house with clay lamps to upend the darkness with goodness and purity, rangoli patterns to attract good luck and eating lots of traditional meals and sweet delicacies.
HOME LEARNING: Here is a "Firework display" activity with our small bubble at the centre and maybe you can try this experience with your child at home.
Method: This is super simple and all you need is paper towel cardboard rolls, paint of your choice and paper. Using scissors, cut the cardboard rolls slightly all around to make a firework effect as seen in the picture. This is a great way to paint using a different interesting tool instead of a paint brush(cardboard rolls). Our children sure found this interesting and loved it.
Theron really enjoyed this and had a big smile on his face saying "Fireworks"...
Tiana and Arjan loved dipping the rolls in the paint and mixing them together (red, yellow and orange paint). They enjoyed patting the rolls on their paper making an amazing paint effect.
I wonder how your child will go in this activity. Please share photos below