Rainbow room have been learning all about the Hindu celebration of Diwali - also knows as the Festival of Lights (the triumph of light over darkness)
Hindus, Sikhs and Jains all celebrate Diwali for different reasons in ways that are accustomed to their culture and heritage.
The children had a special visit from Purvi who told them about the story of Rama and Princess Sita and why it is important to Diwali - as it teaches us lessons about perseverance and commitment to those we care about. Purvi also let us try on some traditional Diwali celebration clothing and taught us some amazing dance moves!
The children have had the opportunity to engage in a range of exciting inclusive activities such as; making brightly coloured material collages for decorations, sensory cooking sessions to create traditional onion bhajis, making Diwali Diya lamps from salt dough and creating special 'Rangoli' pictures using coloured rice or paint. Rangoli pictures are beautiful, brightly coloured geometric designs which are traditionally made the day before Diwali begins which is called 'Chhoti Diwali' (or little Diwali)
It has been a fantastic week for the entire nursery, Happy Diwali everyone!