Activities Teacher Guide This guide is designed to help teachers integrate Archie Celebrates Diwali into English Language Arts (ELA) curriculum and provide ideas for inspiration and inclusion. Suggested story related activities are aligned with ELA Common Core Standards. Make a paper diya On Diwali, people around the world light millions of diyas. Traditionally they're little oil lamps made out of clay, but you can make your own diyas with paper and a few simple supplies. Little Notes These templates were inspired by aerograms that family in India used to send. Before there was internet or smartphones or video chat, Mitali would receive letters from relatives in India by air mail. They were written on thin paper folded into a letter in the shape of an envelope. Mandala Coloring Pages Mandalas are circular designs with repeating colors, shapes, and patterns. Sometimes these designs are used in rangoli, the traditional Indian art form to decorate floors for ceremonies or celebrations with temporary materials like coloured sand, powder, or chalk. Make Your Own Mango Lassi Mango lassi (pronounced lussy, rhymes with fussy) is a favorite drink at Indian restaurants. Basically, it’s a mango fruit smoothie made with yogurt. Download the guide to make your own mango lassi at home — just the way you like it. Dairy-free vegan options included.