(See the Apple-Print version at the previous post.)
Blessings Placemat for Rosh Hashanah: the cheat sheet as Honey Pot
The all out, get messy Apple-Print version of the Blessings Placemat is dandy, but sometimes kids (and neat-freak parents) hate paint and its attendant chaos.
This rather old-school version smacks of die-cuts and Parent-Teacher Store stickers, but it’s reasonably cute and it gets the job done. What job is that? We are turning a quickie-apples-and-honey-side-dish into a meaningful minhag (custom), and scoring some Jewish-y parent-kid time, too.
How-To: Print the template (see below) onto thick yellow paper (like index stock or card stock) and then lightly pencil in a honeypot shape. Think Winnie the Pooh. Preschoolers can Continue reading
A shorter version of this post is published at Kveller.com.
Choose any color for paint and papers
There are BLESSINGS for the apples and honey?
I hear this question every year. The answer is yes. And saying the blessings can turn a simple side dish into a meaningful minhag (custom) your kids will remember. To remember the blessings, however, can be a challenge even for us grownups. Thus, I have devised a DIY blessings cheat sheet.
The cheat sheet can help us:
- Spend Jewish time with our kid
- Teach the idea that blessings add meaning and gratitude
- Create an object d’art we get to pull out every year
- Exercise all those skills used in cutting, painting, printing, gluing and so forth
And you don’t have to be uber-spiritual or religious to do blessings, y’all. If you read them in English, you can choose transliterations to reflect your comfort level with gender and Divinity, okay? Or, you can paraphrase in the Continue reading
Apples and honey as an edible craft
A version of this post was first published at Kveller.com: Edible Honey Bowl.
But here is my original version which is longer and more interesting…
Edible Pretzel Basket for Purim
Of course the contents of a Purim Mishloach Manot basket are edible. But what if the actual basket was, too?
A Homeshuling post about kid-crafted Mishloach Manot containers that are eco-friendly, cheap and reasonably attractive utterly derailed my work schedule today. I stopped everything to try the idea I posted as a suggestion, to make an edible basket from pretzel dough. Continue reading