Diwali, the "Festival of Lights," begins this weekend and we're so excited! The Hindu festival is celebrated by people of different faiths all across South Asia and marks the victory of good over evil, light over darkness.
To celebrate the holiday, we're sharing activity sheets based on the incredible picture book Binny's Diwali by Thrity Umrigar and illustrated by Nidhi Chanani. Check them out below and print them out to share with your kids!
More about Binny's Diwali:
Binny is excited to talk to her class about her favorite holiday. But she struggles to find the words.
Taking a deep breath, she tells her classmates about the fireworks that burst like stars in the night sky, leaving streaks of gold and red and green. She shares with them delicious pedas and jalebis. And she shows them clay lamps, called diyas, which look so pretty all the children ooh and aah.
Featuring a heartwarming story by Thrity Umrigar, enchanting illustrations by Nidhi Chanani, and detailed information about the Hindu festival of lights, Binny's Diwali is a holiday treat.