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Saturday, November 1, 2014

Holidays Around the Blog : Diwali

Thanks to Amy from Learning Lessons With Mrs Labrasciano for hosting the Holidays Around the Blog Linky! 

Last week on October 24th a few of my students celebrated Diwali. They were really excited to talk about how they celebrate Diwali. 

We watched this great video by National Geographic.

The students thought that the Rangoli's were amazing. So we decided to make our own.

I scooped up some sand from the sand table and we mashed coloured chalk into the sand to colour the sand. One of my teaching partners used a a few drops of food colouring and got a nice bright colour! Next time I will use food colouring. It will save my arms from all of the hammering!

We found some great Ranogli colouring pages from Activity Village. Click HERE

The students spread a small amount of white glue on their page a section at a time.

Then, they carefully spread the coloured sand on top.

They worked and worked and worked on these. They were so engaged.

This was a very messy activity. But the students were so proud of their Rangoli.

Hop back over to Learning Lessons with Mrs Labrasciano blog to check out pther "Holidays Around the Blog".

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1 comment :

  1. First of all, your blog is so stinking cute!!!!! Your blog post is so informative. I can't wait to add these ideas to my classroom teaching. I'm also going to recommend this post to the teachers at my school who do Holidays Around The World. Thanks for linking up with me.
    Take care, Amy