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Diwali Activities for Students at the Elementary Level in 2024

These Diwali activities for elementary students are very popular the days leading up to this holiday, They provide fun and engaging learning experiences to help you celebrate Diwali with your class. Check out all of the Diwali activities for students below!

Diwali activities for elementary students

4 Diwali Activities for Students

Below are our favorite Diwali activities for elementary students.

1. Diwali Book Companions

This Diwali and Holi Book Companion Bundle includes 3 of our Starts With a Story resources: Binny’s Diwali, Holi Hai!, and Festival of Colors. Binny’s Diwali is about Diwali, while the other two books on the list are perfect for celebrating Holi, which is another holiday celebrated in India.

Each of the book companions includes printable and digital resources, so they can be used in school or at home. Some of the resources include reading comprehension questions with sample student responses, writing prompts for 10 different genres of writing, SEL teaching ideas based on characters and events in the story, and much more. Learn more about this resource in our Clutter-Free Classroom Teacher Store!

Diwali and Holi picture books

2. Diwali Unit

This Diwali Unit is filled with fun and engaging lesson ideas and activities for teaching about the Indian holiday Diwali. The resources will help you celebrate this winter holiday and learn about Indian culture and traditions. Use these resources as social studies lessons, holiday activities, or another way that meets your needs. This unit includes resources such as an informational reading passage, note taking templates, and passport activity. Learn more about this Diwali unit in our Clutter-Free Classroom Teacher Store!

Diwali unit

3. Diwali Craft

This Diwali craft idea is part of our Diwali Unit. You can find instructions for how to complete it in this holidays around the world crafts post. This craft looks great hanging from your classroom ceiling or on a bulletin board wall display. Your students will enjoy making them while learning about this special Indian holiday. Learn more about this resource in our Clutter-Free Classroom Teacher Store!

Diwali lantern craft

4. Holidays Around the World Unit

This Holidays Around the World Unit is jam-packed with teaching resources and activities to help you teach your elementary students about the different holidays celebrated around the world. Some of the resources include reading passages, printable books, note taking templates, recipes, read aloud book lists, crafts, and much more. You’ll have everything you need to deliver a comprehensive holidays around the world unit in your classroom. Learn more about this resource in our Clutter-Free Classroom Teacher Store!

holidays around the world unit

In closing, we hope you found this list of Diwali activities for elementary students helpful! If you did, then you may also be interested in these other related posts:

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