Carnivals and festivals

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By Jean Evansauthor and educational writer

This month, encourage learners to enjoy the vibrant colours, music and excitement of ‘Carnivals and festivals’ through a stimulating range of creative activities designed to promote learning across all six areas of the curriculum.


In this article:

  1. Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  2. Communication, Language and Literacy
  3. Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy
  4. Knowledge and Understanding of the World
  5. Physical Development
  6. Creative Development
  7. At home

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Raksha Bandhan

Sense of Community

Explain that this Hindu festival is a day when sisters show love and respect for their brothers by fastening a special bracelet called a ‘rakhi’ around their wrists and brothers promise to protect their sisters. Talk about ways in which children can love and protect for their own siblings or special friends. Make rakhis by decorating strips of paper with red and gold (or yellow) patterns before laminating them and then punch a hole at each end of the strip. Invite children to tie their rakhis around the wrist of a sibling or close friend using red and yellow strands of thread or wool.

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Communication, Language and Literacy

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