Longbarn’s Diwali celebrations we made Diva Lamps from clay and painted our finished pots , placed a candle in them and took them home, we also created firework Diwali pictures using straws and paint and made large Rangoli patterns with chalks and used our fingertips as paintbrushes and coloured in our patterns together as a group. We also enjoyed a Diwali styled menu for the day including samosas and chick pea curry for lunch. The children really enjoyed learning about this festival and it enhanced our learning and development based on the world around us, people and their communities. Alongside this the activities we participated in developed our fine motor and imaginative skills.