Me and Niko did a Diwali-themed activity last Friday. Niko made a rangoli by matching the different-colored shapes to that on the paper plate.

As much as possible, I wanted the boys to know about the different festivals around the world. Suriname is a multicultural country and we are able to experience different festivals from different cultures the whole year.

Diwali is a famous Indian festival celebrated all over the world. It symbolizes the victory of light over darkness.


Paper plate
Colored papers
Double-sided tape or glue

Cut different shapes from the colored papers and trace them unto the paper plate forming a rangoli.
Put double-sided tape at the back of each shape. I didn’t use glue on this because I don’t want it to be messy and I want the shapes to stick immediately.
Serve in a tray.

I gave Niko a shape while saying its name and asked him to sort it with the shape on the paper plate.

He did pretty well and I’m so proud of him. He really likes to sort shapes and colors. This activity/craft is perfect for toddlers. They will learn about the different shapes and at the same time create a masterpiece.

To everyone celebrating Diwali, may the festivities of Diwali overwhelm your heart with joy and happiness. Happy Diwali!


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