Aloo TikiAt Rachel Keeling we follow the seasons of the year with the children and support their understanding of the world and people and communities by marking many festivals as well.
At the end of October, it was Diwali.
Diwali is the festival of lights and is celebrated by millions of Hindus, Jains, and Sikhs worldwide.
It celebrates good over evil.
We explored many artefacts such as diva lamps, Rangolis, books and images.
Children listened to the story of Rama and Sita: some acted it out. The children explored props and really enjoyed the scary parts of the story!
The story tells us that good is more important than bad. This supports our Rachel Keeling Values very well.
We celebrated with fireworks in the garden and children cooked some Aloo Tiki. They also made Rangoli patterns using a variety of mediums, indoors and in the garden.
We also listened to music and danced.
Some children shared their news as they had been celebrating Diwali at home.
Ask your child whether they remember having fireworks in the garden.