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Parsha Craft: Lech Lecha. Glitter Globes.

In this week’s parsha, Parshat Lech Lecha, God promises to make Abraham into a great nation:

“And He brought him outside, and said, Look now toward the skies, and count the stars, if you are able to count them; and he said to him, So shall your seed be.” (Genesis 15:5) Kids love stars and they love glitter so any project involving the two would be great for this week’s parsha. I have always wanted to make a “snow globe” so I decided to use this as a chance to make a “star globe” instead!

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Parsha Craft: Lech Lecha. Painted Footprints

Introduction:

This week’s parsha, Parshat Lech Lecha, is all about journeys. God commands Abram to “Go forth from your native land and from your father’s house to the land that I will show you” and “Up, walk about the land, through its length and its breadth, for I give it to you.” Abram obediently follows God’s command and begins to walk – step by step – through the sands of the desert to reach his ultimate goal and destination. Since it is still the beginning of the school year, this is a great opportunity to ask your kids where they would like to reach or what they would accomplish by the end of the year and what “steps” they will have to take to get there.

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Menu Madness: Noah

For this year, our Shabbat lunch will be a nod to the glorious variety of living creatures that Noah rounded up to fill his ark and preserve for eternity (well, sort of).

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TEN: Noah

This week’s Torah reading has a little bit of everything: we’ve got floods and families, animals and rainbows, we’ve got towers and destruction. Enjoy one of the most exciting Parshot.

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Noah’s Giant Rainbow Sprinkle Cookies

Giant Rainbow Sprinkle Cookies are a perfect dessert this weekend!

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Parsha Craft: Noah. Rainbow Necklaces.

Introduction:

This week’s parsha, Parshat Noach, has very colorful craft potential! After the devastating flood, God promises Noah that he will never destroy the world in this way again. As a sign of this covenant, He places a rainbow in the clouds. All rainbow-related crafts are great for this parsha. But, kids will especially love dyeing their own pasta, stringing it, and wearing it this week.

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Maze Magic: Noah

 

God makes a rainbow as a sign that there will be no more floods that destroy earth. Help Noah and his ark find the rainbow! Click the PDF icon below to download a printer-friendly version.

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Parshat Bereshit Coloring Page (click on picture to print)

Candy Torah Scrolls

Looking for a way to keep your “little hands” busy before Simchat Torah or Shabbat? Ask your kids to make these “Torah Scrolls.” The “covers” can be decorated with sparkles or stickers. Better yet, your kids can turn these Torah treats into place-card holders – ask them to write each guest’s name on the outside, and maybe a sweet message on the inside.

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Surviving Yom Kippur with Young Kids at Home

25 hours may never seem so long! Juggling kids, prayer, and perhaps some self-reflection is pretty close to impossible. Here are some of our tried and true tips to surviving Yom Kippur. Please add your own tips below:

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