Festivals and Multicultural Resources

Celebrating the Peace Tree Spirit! is a K to 12 Curriculum Resource that includes questions, activities, handouts, and evaluation sheets related to The Peace Tree film highlighting interfaith and intercultural issues and initiatives to help young people create a pluralistic society. Please click on the following link to view The Peace Tree script.

Teacher Resources:
http://www.peacetreeday.com/teachingresource.htm

Here are some great sites that where you can learn about all our vibrant festivals. Just cut and paste the link to your browser and learn about the history of the festivals, art, new recipes, send e-cards, and discover many fun and exciting links.

CHILDREN: PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE YOUR TEACHER OR A PARENT SUPERVISING IF YOU ARE GOING TO DO ANY OF THE ACTIVITIES ON THIS SITE.

DIWALI

About Diwali and Great Recipes:
http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/diwali.htm
http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/diwali_recipes.htm

How to Celebrate Diwali:
http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/lessonplan.jsp?id=77

A Story About Diwali and Rangoli Patterns:
http://home.freeuk.net/elloughton13/dday.htm

About the Art of Rangoli: http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Woods/9843/rangoli.html&searchcriteria=diwali

More about Diwali: http://www.geocities.com/Tokyo/Shrine/4287/diwali.htm&searchcriteria=diwali

About Diwali, Arts, Crafts, Recipes, How to wear a sari: http://www.open-sez-mefestivals.co.uk/diwali.htm

The short version of the Hindu epic Ramayan: http://home.freeuk.net/elloughton13/ramayana.htm

Great Pre-school Activities for Diwali: http://www.preschoolexpress.com/holiday_station02/holiday_station_sep02.shtml

See how children celebrate Diwali in Seattle: http://www.seattleindian.com/seattle/libraryDiwali.asp

RAMADAN

About Ramadan, terms, fun facts: http://www.kidsdomain.com/holiday/ramadan.html

The Five Pillars of Faith: http://www.web-holidays.com/ramadan/pillars.asp

Children's Activities during Ramadan: http://www.submission.org/YES/child2.html

Great Books on Ramadan for Children: http://islam.about.com/library/products/aatpramadanschool.htm

Crafts and Activities for Ramadan: http://www.web-holidays.com/ramadan/pillars.asp

Make a Mosque Craft Mobile: http://www.kiddyhouse.com/Ramadan/mosquecraft.html
http://www.kidsdomain.com/activities/holiday/ramadan.html

A little girl's Ramadan: http://pbskids.org/arthur/holiday/scrapbook/eulf1.html

HANUKKAH

About Hanukkah, Great Links: http://www.kidsdomain.com/holiday/chanukah/index.html

Fun activities on Hanukkah: http://www.lil-fingers.com/holidays/hanukkah

Great Hanukkah Crafts: http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/hanukkah

Fun Activities and crafts for Hanukkah: http://www.eduplace.com/monthlytheme/december/hanukkah_activities.html

History, Tunes, Crafts and Recipes for Hanukkah: http://www.web-holidays.com/chanukah/index.asp

Learn how to make a dreidel: http://www.cstone.ne/

CHRISTMAS

The Origins of Christmas Traditions: http://www.funsocialstudies.learninghaven.com/articles/xmastraditions.htm

Find Out How Christmas is Celebrated Around the World: http://www.the-north-pole.com/around/

Christmas Traditions Around the World: http://www.santas.net/aroundtheworld.htm

Great Christmas Crafts for Children: http://www.EnchantedLearning.com/crafts/christmas/&searchcriteria=christmas

Interesting Christmas Crafts: http://www.dltk-holidays.com/xmas/crafts.html

Christmas Crosswords for Children: http://www.topshelfmarketing.com/christmas/crosswords.html

KWANZAA

About Kwanzaa and Great Links: http://www.familyculture.com/holidays/kwanzaa.htm

The Seven Principles of Kwanzaa: http://www.web-holidays.com/kwanzaa/principl.asp

About Kwanzaa, Fun Activities: http://www.kidsdomain.com/holiday/kwanzaa/index.html

Fun Activities and Great Links for Kwanzaa: http://www.lil-fingers.com/holidays/kwanzaa/

Kwanzaa Games and Colouring Activities: http://www.thekidslist.com/Holidays%20&%20Celebrations.htm

Pre-school Activites on Kwanzaa: http://www.preschoolexpress.com/holiday_station02/holiday_station_dec02.shtml

CHINESE NEW YEAR

All About Chinese New Year: http://www.educ.uvic.ca/faculty/mroth/438/CHINA/chinese_new_year.html

How to Celebrate Chinese New Year: http://www.familyculture.com/holidays/chinese_new_year.htm

About Chinese New Year, great links:

Chinese New Year Crafts: http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/chinesenewyear/

Great Craft Ideas: http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/chinese_new_year.htm

On Chinese New Year Make a Lantern: http://www.newton.mec.edu/Angier/DimSum/china__dim_sum__spring_fes.html

Books for Children on Chinese New Year: http://www.noblenet.org/booklists/chinesenewyear.htm

Multicultural Books

Here are a list of multicultural books that may be available at your child's library or the neighbourhood library.

Great multicultural books: http://www.pampetty.com/multigeneral.htm

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