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In this week’s Parsha, Parshat Miketz, Pharoah dreams of seven fat cows eating seven skinny cows. Ask your kids to tell you one of their weird dreams and ask them what they think it might mean. Then, go on to tell them Pharoah’s dream and Yosef’s interpretation. Kids will learn about shapes and tracing doing this project.


Cardboard (old cereal box is perfect)
White paint
Black pipe cleaner
Googly eyes
Black, pink, white construction paper
Black marker
Four wooden clothespins


1)   For the fat cow, trace a large plate onto the cardboard and cut out the circle.

2)   For the skinny cow, trace a ruler and cut out the rectangle.

3)   Paint the rectangle and the circle with white paint. Paint the clothespin white.

4)   When the paint is dry, glue on black spots cut from construction paper. Draw spots with marker on clothespin.

5)   Glue on ears, eyes, horns, and udders cut out from construction paper.

6)   Curl the pipe cleaner and tape it onto the back of the cow as the tail.

Emily Shapiro Katz has been a community Jewish educator for over ten years in Jerusalem, Atlanta, and San Francisco. She lives in Beer Sheva with her husband, Andy, and their four children. Her contributions to this website reflect her interest in teaching Tanach, doing craft projects, and entertaining her kids. Emily blogs about her Parsha Projects at