LEGO (and Hunger Games) Lag B’Omer
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.
Shavuot Edible Mt. Sinai
PURIM LEGO gragger
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)
- Passover to Shavuot diorama
- Nature work: a Mitzvah Birdbath
- Edible Ten Commandments, update
- Lag BaOmer activity: the Omer Walk
- Edible mini bonfire for Lag Ba’Omer
- Mini Seder Plate (polymer clay) for doll tables and human earlobes
- Index Card Origami Frogs that hop: Passover placecards, game, plague
- LEGO Seder Plates, life-size
- DIY Passover Bedikat Chametz kit (whether or not you keep kosher)
- Passover PEZuzah (PEZ + Mezuzah)
- Mini Edible Seder Plate
- Giveaway: Passover Seder Matching Game
- Hub Cap Seder Plate
- Teaching the Seder Plate: Real Symbolic Foods
Pics from Posts
- Passover to Shavuot diorama wp.me/pvKSY-1Gp Mt. Sinai craft 1 month ago
- Nature work: a Mitzvah Birdbath (for classroom or home) wp.me/pvKSY-1Fg 1 month ago
- Edible Ten Commandments, update wp.me/pvKSY-1EP 1 month ago
- Lag BaOmer activity: the Omer Walk wp.me/pvKSY-1E4 1 month ago
- Edible mini bonfire for Lag Ba'Omer wp.me/pvKSY-1DF 1 month ago
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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.
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- Make bedtime Jewish
- Holiday Parties / Carnivals
- Making Toys Jewish