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October 23, 2022
Art: Join us as we move our large tables out of the way so that we can make beautiful Diwali Rangoli on the floor with brightly colored paint! Be inspired by Diwali Diyas and use clay to form your own! Explore rice and colors using spray bottles to create fun patterns!
Purpose: These different activities will encourage children to learn about different cultures and celebrations. They will also help them develop hand strength and fine motor skills by squeezing, grasping, and forming. Children will also learn about cause and effect through paint and clay.
Story Time (TIMES: 11am & 2:30pm): Diwali
Synopsis: Each autumn we gather with our friends and family and light our brightest lanterns. It’s time for Diwali, the festival of lights! In this lovely board book with illustrations from Archana Sreenivasan, readers learn that the five days of Diwali are a time to pray for a bountiful season, celebrate the special bonds between siblings, and rejoice in the victory of light over darkness and good over evil.
Arts Exploration (directly following story time): Make your own Rangoli! We will use a variety of textured materials to explore and create our own traditional Rangoli’s to honor the traditions of Diwali!
Diwali Parade (end-of-session parade): At the end of each session, we will play traditional Diwali music and have a member from HSS guide us in a special parade!
About the play partner: HSS, and Monica Tanwar, also known as Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh, USA Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh USA (HSS or HSS USA) is a 501(c)(3), voluntary, non-profit, social, educational, and cultural organization. Sangh, as the organization is popularly known, aims to coordinate the Hindu American community to practice, preserve, and advance ideals and values of Hindu Dharma.