Hands-on Jewish Learning
My goal is to help kids and grownups spend time together making Jewish things. I like stuff that is hands-on, attractive, non-fussy, cheap and real, and so fun no one realizes it's educational.
The value is in the doing, not just the being done, and in the conversations and questions that happen along the way. Every project comes with helpful and (hopefully) pleasant chatter, because my native compulsiveness and enthusiasm means that I’ve given the meaning, function, and possible permutations a lot of thought. You won’t need to do much planning, because I’ll have done it for you.
Saw it here first:
PURIM LEGO gragger
Shavuot Edible Mt. Sinai
LEGO (and Hunger Games) Lag B’Omer
My articles elsewhere:• Hanukkah Parent School Visits (InterFaithFamily)
• A Jewish Backyard(InterFaithFamily)
•Jewish in Nashville (Kveller.com)
•Passover the Slacker Way (Kveller.com)
•Edible Fruit Bowls for Tu Bishvat (GourmetKosherCooking.com)
•Tu Bishvat Bird Feeder (Kveller.com)
•Tu Bishvat in Candy Land (Kveller.com)
•A Whale of a Snack for Yom Kippur (edible whales) (Kveller.com)
•I Need Storebought Thematic Snackyness and I Need it Now (edible shofars) (Kveller.com)
•Edible Craft: New Year's Apple Bowl for Honey (Kveller.com)
•Apple Print Blessings Placemat (Kveller.com)
•Mt. Sinai Muffins (Kveller.com)
•Converting Toys to Judaism(Kveller.com)
•Make a Mezuzah(Kveller.com)
•How to Make a Mezuzah with Kitsch and Class (PEZ dispenser + Mezuzah = PEZuzah)(MyJewishLearning.com)
- Purim Carnival Alternative, Miztvah-centric
- Tootsie Torahs (and how not to make them)
- Gyotaku Fish-Printing in Adar (for Purim)
- Havdalah Besamim Activities
- Making Rolled Beeswax Candles for Havdalah
- Mini Havdalah candle (twisted Hanukkah candles)
- Making Dipped Beeswax Tapers for Havdalah
- Making Havdalah Candles with kids
- Tu B’Shevat Almond Tree art: eat, glue, learn
- Tu B’Shevat Tree Products Display & Activities
- Joseph Had a Little Overcoat Collage
- Hands-on Menorah Quiz (for School, Carnival)
- The Spin on Gendered dreidels
- “Oil Crush” synagogue program: Make Oil like a Maccabee
Pics from Posts
- Purim Carnival Alternative, Miztvah-centric wp.me/pvKSY-1ZK 4 days ago
- Tootsie Torahs (and how not to make them) wp.me/pvKSY-28d 5 days ago
- Gyotaku Fish-Printing in Adar (for Purim) wp.me/pvKSY-1Ze 2 weeks ago
- Convert half-price Valentine's Candy for Mishloach Manot goodies #Purim #ValentinesDay wp.me/pvKSY-6d 2 weeks ago
- Havdalah Besamim Activities for home or school wp.me/pvKSY-25v 3 weeks ago
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- "Only learning that is enjoyed will be learned well" —Judah ha-Nasi, redactor of the Mishnah
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Printable how-to: LEGO Dreidel
Defining the TermsBalabusta, n. (bal-eh-boos’-teh) Yiddish for female boss of the home, a praiseworthy Jewish homemaker.
Bible Belt, n. where I am, and where most Jews aren’t.
For details, see "Nu?"
It doesn’t matter if you don’t live in the Bible Belt. The geographical modifier is a flag to indicate that the author is used to being outnumbered, without resources, and thus able to do just about anything from scratch. Newbies welcome. I used to be one, long ago.
- *Make a Mezuzah*
- Jewish LEGO
- Mitzvah Chart
- Why make stuff with our kids?
- Holiday School Visits: Show and Tell
- Make bedtime Jewish
- Holiday Parties / Carnivals
- Making Toys Jewish
10 Commandments Origami
Shavuot Ice-Cream-in-a-Bag Snack