A Purim carnival without cheap, plastic prizes? What if instead of winning crappy, non-recyclable tchotchkes, a kid at a Purim carnival wins tzedakah tickets—Mitzvah Money—from each game, and then stuffs them into a pushke for his or her favorite charity? At least two synagogues are doing this already, and this year, mine will, too.
It’s just like Chuck E. Cheese, only instead of redeeming tickets for disposable clutter, kids donate tickets to help people less fortunate.
If the tzedakah-centric model sounds like carnival buzz-kill, read on.
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)
- Quick Seder Plate for kids
- Felt Matzah cover in 30 min. (classroom or home)
- Matzah holder (3 pockets) in 30 min.
- Where has the Target Jew stuff gone?
- Purim Carnival Stations
- 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
Pics from Posts
- #Passover: Quick Seder Plate for kids wp.me/pvKSY-2br 1 week ago
- #Passover project for kids: Felt Matzah cover in 30 min. (classroom or home) wp.me/pvKSY-2b9 1 week ago
- #Passover kid craft: Matzah holder (3 pockets) in 30 min. wp.me/pvKSY-2b2 1 week ago
- lifesize LEGO seder plate w/ symbols: wp.me/pvKSY-1AL #Passover 1 week ago
- LEGO seder plates and shulchan orech for the minifigs: wp.me/pvKSY-Xk 1 week ago
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