Exploring the Festival of Lights
Immerse your family into the beauty and splendor that is the Indian culture, and sense of community and friendship by honoring Diwali. Celebrated with candles, fireworks, gifts, and reunions, Diwali is surely one of the special festivals celebrated by any culture. Diwali is the five-day festival of lights, celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains across the world. Diwali, which for some also coincides with harvest and new year celebrations, is a festival of new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil, and light over darkness.
During the festival, families illuminate their homes, temples and work spaces with diyas, candles, and lanterns. Hindus, in particular, have a ritual oil bath at dawn on each day of the festival. Diwali is celebrated on the new moon day when there is supreme darkness everywhere; people light millions of lamps to get rid of the darkness. It is also marked with fireworks and the decoration of floors with rangoli designs.
A simple ‘happy Diwali’ will do the trick, but there are other Diwali wishes you can say to anyone celebrating the festival. A traditional Diwali greeting is to say ‘wishing you a Diwali that brings happiness, prosperity and joy to you and all your family.
Explore the magic of Diwali with our India Culture Box Diwali Edition! Discover hands-on activities, kid-friendly games, interactive toys, and educational tools that welcome in the Hindu New Year and appreciate light and joy.
Each box includes:
Festivals of the World, book about Diwali: An entertaining yet creative way to address and celebrate diversity among young children. It is guaranteed to make you smile and a bit hungry.
My First Indian Coloring Book for kids of all ages: 40 pages filled with fun illustrations that can keep your child engaged for hours. Introduce your child to their Indian heritage and culture through the drawings in this coloring book.
Diwali Sun Catchers: Celebrate and learn about Diwali with these unique Diwali sun catchers! Paint 6 sun catchers, 5 that are different “diyas” (candles) and 1 that states “Happy Diwali”. After you decorate your diyas and they are dry, hang them around your house to let the light in! Your little ones will be so proud of their DIY Diwali decorations!
DIY Diya Sets: Create and decorate your own diya that represents enlightenment, knowledge or wisdom. it signifies purity, goodness, good luck and power. The presence of light means the non-existence of darkness and evil forces.
Latkan Diwali Home Decorations: Put up in your home a handmade decoration piece that celebrates Diwali. Perfect for home decoration and for celebrations at home. It is also a nice gift for friends and family who love colorful and traditional decor.
Auto Rickshaw Toy: Called a Tuk-tuk, Bajaj or TVS the auto is a motorized version of the pulled rickshaw or cycle rickshaw. Most have three wheels and do not tilt. It is a common form of urban transport, both as a vehicle for hire and for private use.
Mandala Sand Art: Mandala originated from India, at In KidZ we have given you a modern version or rangoli. Taking both art forms and giving you an original simple and fun way to design two-dimensional or three-dimensional mandalas with sand!
‘In The Know Flashcards’: Learn 20 of the most popular words in the traditional language.
In KidZ passport: Write out all your information and what you have learned about the countries you explore.
Country Sticker: Don’t forget to add to your passport.
Collectible Sticker Sheets