Rangolis and Beads
This month the Arts and Crafts teachers, Mar and Ana have been doing activities related to India, Priya's country. Our language assistant has made a presentation about one of their most popular celebrations, Diwali. This Hindu festival is hold in October or November and symbolizes the victory of light over darkness. Diwali lasts for 5 days. People decorate their houses with rangoli (elaborated designs made of rice, sand or petals) and light Diyas (small lamps filled with oil). We have made rangoli and Diyas.
We have also worked this month with a special material: beads. Children have made their own pins with the form of a corncob. India is the sixth largest producer of corn in the world.
Click on the diya to see our presentation. :)