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mottie
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Hi

Thinking ahead (sado that i am )

apart from chinese new year and Christian festivals what others have you guys done successfully? Also anyone know where you can get reasonably priced ethnic dressing up stuff!

thanks :)

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We always do "Celebrations" as a topic in the autumn half term. This includes Harvest, Bonfire night, Diwali, Eid, Hanukah, Christmas. We also include weddings and birthdays. Chinese New year usually follows very quickly in the new year. For some of these I just put up a display and leave out some objects for the children to handle.

 

Our parents are very generous at giving us ethnic clothing which they have often bought very cheaply on their holidays "back in their mother country."

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We do a festival of light topic which includes Bonfire Night Advent Christmas Diwali and Hannukkah. But also look at festivals throughout the year Ramadan Eid Sukkot etc

 

Diwali

 

Make Diva lamps using air hardening clay and tea lights

rangoli designs

http://www.learningalive.co.uk/lapages/topical/diwali.html

http://www.underfives.co.uk/diwali.html#diwali

http://www.firstschoolyears.com/re/hinduism/diwali.htm

 

Hannukka

 

Make Dreidels

http://www.torahtots.com/holidays/chanuka/chanstr.htm

 

 

Ramadan/ Eid

Mehndi patterns

 

http://www.assemblies.org.uk/standing/worl...ions/wr_eid.php

Moon pictures /models

greetings cards

 

Some ideas can be found

http://www.underfives.co.uk/events.html#ev...and%20festivals

 

 

Whatever festival you celebrating food always goes down well!

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I really like Diwali - lots of colour, sensory etc. We tend to make it more of a celebration of India rather than get too specific so we introduce the sacred animals, elephants, spices, we make our own saris out of long pieces of odd material, make chaptis, samosas and indian sweets, exotic fruits, taj mahal pictures diva lamps and garlands.

Nikki

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Thank you Marion for this website, I have added it to my (ever increasing) list of favourites.

Have spent far too long looking at site, was interested in music suggestions and it reminded me of my search this time last year for a piece of music on tape/Cd. The piece is called 'The typewriter' (I think) and it sounds like someone typing very fast on an old fashioned typewriter. I used to use it for music, fine motor and listening skills could obviously now use it for history (Ha Ha- I'm so old)

Does anyone else know what I'm on about and where I can get hold of it? Th children used to love it.

Barb

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The piece is called 'The typewriter' (I think) and it sounds like someone typing very fast on an old fashioned typewriter. I used to use it for music, fine motor and listening skills could obviously now use it for history (Ha Ha- I'm so old)

Does anyone else know what I'm on about and where I can get hold of it? Th children used to love it.

Barb

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It's a piece by Leroy Anderson. You can find it on CD here. :)

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Thank you Marion for this website, I have added it to my (ever increasing) list of favourites.

Have spent far too long looking at site, was interested in music suggestions and it reminded me of my search this time last year for a piece of music on tape/Cd. The piece is called 'The typewriter' (I think) and it sounds like someone typing very fast on an old fashioned typewriter. I used to use it for music, fine motor and listening skills could obviously now use it for history (Ha Ha- I'm so old)

Does anyone else know what I'm on about and where I can get hold of it? Th children used to love it.

Barb

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I have the music on CD at school will look on Monday.

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