KS1 Dance: Time to Move. Diwali

Diane Louise Jordan has two dance sessions celebrating the Hindu festival of Diwali.

1. Getting ready for Diwali
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2. Time to celebrate!
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Diwali

This unit explores the celebrations of the Hindu festival, Diwali. In the first session the children focus on the preparations for Diwali - which means getting the house clean and ready, shopping for sweets and decorations, making rangoli patterns and lighting the Diwali lamps. Then, in the second session the focus switches from getting ready to the actual celebrations - handing out presents, letting off fireworks, a procession through the streets with the statue of Ravana and finally, Rama and Sita coming home through the jungle.

Resources

Teacher's Notes
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Diwali - complete dance music sequence (refer to the Teacher's Notes for the elements of the dance included).

Related units of KS1 Dance: Time to Move

See also from KS1 Dance: Let's Move...

Diwali - Festival of Light
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Chinese New Year
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The journey of Magi
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