Some children brought in costumes from India and we were lucky enough to see a wide range of particularly Indian costumes.
We read a book outlining the story of Rama and Sita which talked about how on their return to their home people lit lamps called Divas to help them find their way.
We also watched a video about the story. The Story of Rama and Sita
One of the traditions at Diwali is to visit your neighbours with treats to share. Our class took plates of biscuits to the Reception and Early Years classes and wished them Happy Diwali.
The children made their own divas to take home and also painted a picture of the Goddess Lakshmi who is an important figure of good fortune and light in this festival.
Those who wanted could also have their hand painted with henna to show another of the traditions of the festival.