Diwali Activities | Reading Comprehension and Social Studies
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Embrace the multicultural classroom and improve reading comprehension with our Diwali Activities. The completed Festival of Lights scavenger hunt puzzle posters will brighten your classroom walls or bulletin boards. Learn about the Diwali celebrations, the days of Diwali, Diwali for children and families, and how Diwali is celebrated around the world.
In 2023, Diwali is on November 12 and the festival runs for 5 days.
This activity is great for individuals, pairs or as a small group activity. Engage your students’ artistic flair with the wide range of activities provided in this resource.
Diwali Activities Purpose:
The purpose of this resource is to provide an interactive and engaging way to learn about Diwali and the traditions and history surrounding this event. This activity involves reading comprehension strategies such as cloze reading (using context clues), visualizing, organizing information, and finding specific details.
As students read the fact cards, they have to hunt for information. This information-seeking process will involve reading and re-reading of the clue cards. The activity, therefore, mirrors the close reading skills you will be teaching your students throughout the year.
The students then synthesize their knowledge and understanding using the Diwali puzzle poster activity.
In this Diwali Activities pack you will receive:
- Ten Diwali Fact Cards
- Eight puzzle pieces with a range of artistic and writing activities
- Six central circle mandala designs (similar to the patterns of Rangoli that are made during Diwali)
- Answer sheets
- PowerPoint with context photos about Diwali
These puzzles come in two sizes. Choose the size that fits your purpose!
***When you download this resource, it comes with both British and US English spellings and printing sizes.***
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