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.
The last days of Sukkot bring new celebration to the holiday. Simchat Torah, the last day of Sukkot, celebrates both the ending and the beginning of the yearly Torah cycle. In fact, we finish the Torah and start the Torah on the same day. There is much celebration and dancing with the Torah scrolls.
At the end of the holiday of Sukkot comes an additional celebration: Simchat Torah. Challenge your knowledge on the most joyous holiday of the year!
Definitely an outside activity! Rain Painting is a great way to keep your kids entertained.
parchment looking paper
printouts of Hebrew “Stam” letters
Directions: Have your kids draw or write about their favorite scene from Torah on the
“parchment paper”. Spread about an inch of glue on the sides of the paper. Roll a wooden dowel on each end, holding for glue to set.
Hint: roll both sides, then place a heavy book on the entire scroll until dry. Once the dowels are glued on you can have your child roll the Torah closed and tie a ribbon around the scroll.