SEP 09 , 2019

Build a Diya : Deepavali challenge

Diwali, or Deepavali is the Hindu festival of lights, typically lasting five days and celebrated during Lunisolar month Kartika (between mid-October and mid-November). One of the most popular festival of Hindusim, Diwali symbolises the spiritual "victory of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance". The festival is widely associated with Lakshmi, goddess of prosperity, but regional traditions connect it to Rama, Vishnu, Krishna, Durg, or Kali.

In the Lead-up to Diwali, celebrants will prepare by cleaning, renovating, and decorating their homes and workplaces. During the climax, revellers adorn themselves in their finest cloths, illuminate the interior and exterior of their homes with diyas (oil lamps or candles), off puja (workship) to Lakshmi, the goddess of prosperity and wealth, light fireworks, and partake in family feasts, where mithai (sweets) and gifts are shared.

A Diya or deepa is an oil lamp used in the Indian subcontinent, notably India and Nepal, usually made from clay, with a cotton wick dipped in ghee or vegetable oils.

We all Lego and Duplo

Challenge your kids/students to design and build Deepa/Diya with Lego blocks.

And be Amazed at what they come up with!

Skills Childrens Learn from LEGO

1. Fine Motor Skills

2. Cooperative Play

3. A Sense of Accomplishment

4. Persistence

5. Creativity

6. Engineering

7. Math

8. Technology

9. Science

10. Solving A Puzzle

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