Earlier in the week, children made and decorated Diva clay pots to take home with a candle in and our wonderful mums also brought sparklers for the teachers to demonstrate. (We had a sparkler show during Thursday’s tremendous rainstorm - it certainly was a great atmosphere). These activities really brought home the idea of Diwali being a festival of lights.
We used face paint to recreate beautiful henna designs on hands and we shared a book about Diwali. Our Indian children told us about how they have lights decorating their trees at home and about eating a LOT of sweets.
It’s always a wonderful opportunity to celebrate life, festivals and traditions from all the nationalities represented in BIS HCMC and it was great to have the support of our families to provide a rich and meaningful experience for our children.
Happy Diwali to all that celebrate it from F3!
Ms Maria Shooter, F3 Class teacher and F3 Year Leader