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Discover the top resources for Diwali Activities for Kids. Here are a few ways to teach your child about the Festival of Lights. You will find Diwali Craft Ideas, Diwali Recipes, Diwali Books for Kids and even a few Diwali Videos to show your child.

Diwali Activities for Kids with Rangolis, Diyas, Books and more

Learning about the world and the festivals around it encourages our children to become Global Kids.

As we start the holiday season many of us enjoy sharing our moments of gratitude throughout the month.I’d love to take a moment to let my husband know I am forever grateful that he brought a whole other country and religion into my little world when we were married.

Diwali Activities for Kids

Diwali Activities for Kids 

I am forever learning and growing as I learn more about India so that I can help our children learn more about where they are from.

Here are a few fun ways that I’ve helped to teach my daughters about the special holiday called Diwali.

What is Diwali

What is Diwali? Why is Diwali celebrated? The Festival of lights is a holiday celebrated around the world.

Diwali is a five-day festival of lights, celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains across the world. The festival, which coincides with the Hindu New Year, celebrates new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness

No matter your background I do think it’s important for all children to know about the festivals around the world.

Here are a few crafts, activities, videos, and books to help my children and perhaps your child learn about Diwali this holiday season.

Diwali Activities for Kids to Make

Rangoli Craft with Kids for Diwali

Rangoli Craft Idea for Kids

Diwali Books for Kids

The Best Diwali Books for Kids of all Ages

Cardamom Scented Playdough for Indian Sweets Playdough Fun with Kids

Making Diwali Sweets with a pretend playdough made with Cardamom

How to make Diyas for Diwali with Kids Using Playdough and Beads

Make Your Own Diyas for Diwali

Indian Samosas on plate

Making Indian Samosas with Kids and more! 

How to make your own diya for Diwali

Create Your Own Diya for Diwali 

Learn about Indian Designs with Kids

DIY Diya Crafts for Kids this Diwali

17 Diya Crafts for Kids

Flower Rangoli for Diwali with Kids

Creating Flower Rangoli Designs with Kids

Diwali Activities for Kids Diyas and Coloring Sheets

Make Your Own Diya, Coloring Sheet and Song About Diwali

Easy Diwali Crafts for school

Diwali Crafts for Kids

Diwali Coloring Sheet

Explore Diwali with Kids through Diwali Activities, Crafts, Books and Recipes at The Educators' Spin On it

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Diwali Activity Ideas from Amazon

I’m really impressed with how many product options there are now available for parents when it comes to Diwali products. I’ve hand selected a few that I’d recommend.

These would make a fun gift to give to your child and other families who are celebrating Diwali this festival season.

Diwali Videos for Kids

Diwali Videos for Kids

Here are several kid friendly videos about Diwali for your child. A few are animated Diwali videos while others share real life videos of families and communities celebrating Diwali together.

A fun way to explore and learn more about the festival of lights with your child.

Listen and Dance to Mira Celebrates Diwali! from Disney Junior

Ramayana : Story of Diwali | Mythological Stories from Mocomi Kids. Here’s an animated version of the story of Diwali

Here’s National Geographic detailed description of what it’s like in India on Diwali.

In this video, Jalebi Street brings to you an interesting learning video for kids that brings out the importance of Diwali.

Spending a day in India with a local family for Diwali.

5-minute Diwali story! Includes all 5 days of celebration including the story of Diwali.

Hindus celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights.

Diwali – ‘the festival of lights’ is one of the most popular festivals for kids and adults everywhere, celebrating new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil. This video aims at teaching kids about cleanliness and the importance of Goddess Lakshmi for Diwali.

Books About Diwali For Kids

Here are some children’s picture books to help your child learn about Diwali.

Click on each image to purchase the book on Amazon

For more Diwali book suggestions, visit our Book List of the Best Diwali Books for Kids of All Ages.

Diwali Coloring Books

 Looking for more Diwali Ideas for Kids? Check out our Diwali Crafts for Kids!  {Click here} 

You may also enjoy these global activities for kids about India…

Wishing you a very Happy Diwali from the Vij Family at The Educators’ Spin On It!

Diwali Activities for Kids featuring Rangoli, Diyas and Indian Tradition of Lighting Candle

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