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Kids’ Tzedakah Box Art By Age

Celebrate Yom Kippur with a kids' tzedakah box craft. What's a tzedakah box? these boxes are used to collect and make charitable donations. Teach your kiddo about giving to others, with these awesomely artsy ideas for all ages! Toddlers Your tot isn't exactly ready to craft at the same level as your older child, and that's okay. This holiday craft is easy enough for your little artists to try, with your help of course. You'll need to cut a coin-sized slit in the top of a shoe box. Hand the box over to your kiddo and let them finger paint...

Sukkot Fall Garland Craft for Kids

Celebrate Sukkot with a creative kids' craft! Instead of buying decorations for your at-home sukkah, the kids can create their own — with a seasonal fall theme. These festive fall garlands are perfect for the sukkah, but can also be used all season long. After the holiday is over, take the garlands into your home and hang them as part of your autumn decor. Materials You'll Need Red and orange yarn Clear-drying school glue Scissors Balloons Fall-colored ribbon Water A plastic bowl (for art use only) How-To Instructions Fill the bowl with equal parts water and glue. Blow up the...

Yom Kippur Shofar Crafts for Kids

Help your child to better understand the significance of Yom Kippur with a crafty creation. Your artsy kiddo can sculpt, draw and use their imagination as they celebrate one of the most important days of the Jewish calendar. Paper Mache Shofar Create a lifelike version of the holiday shofar (ram’s horn) with paper mache. Crumple and tape newspaper to create the shofar (horn) shape. Cover the entire form in masking or duct tape. Cover the newspaper shofar with paper mache. Mix a pre-packaged paste or create your own by mixing flour, clear school glue and water. Tear construction paper into...

Rosh Hashanah Apple S’more Recipe

Celebrate Rosh Hashanah with an easy recipe that the kids can help you to create. With the fall weather in the air, making roasty, toasty s’mores are an easy option that fits the season. What do s’mores have to do with Rosh Hashanah recipes? This kid-friendly idea swaps out the traditional campfire treat for a holiday-centered one. Ingredients Graham crackers Marshmallows (you can also choose Kosher marshmallows) Honey Apples White chocolate How-to Steps Slice the apples into thin strips. This step should be done by an adult or a teen. Choose one color or use a variety of different colored-apples....

Rosh Hashanah Apple Print Art Activity for Kids

Dipping apples in honey is a Rosh Hashanah tradition that children and adults share. Celebrate this Jewish high holiday with a kids’ craft that takes the apple and honey dipping to a new, and artsy, level. Instead of real apples, your child will make their own stamper. And instead of honey, your child will use Paint. This activity is an easy craft to adapt for children of all ages. Younger kids can use finger or tempera paints, while older kids, tweens or teens can use permanent fabric paints to dress up tote bags t-shirts or cloth napkins. Materials Kitchen sponges...

Kids’ math Activities for Shavuot

The Jewish holiday Shavuot celebrates the giving of the Torah and the first grain harvest of the new year. The festival falls 50 days after Passover, and the period in between (from the second night of Passover to Shavuot) is known as the omer. Counting down the 49 days from the second night of Passover to Shavuot is a fun way to involve your child in the holiday. It’s also an easy way to sneak in a few math lessons while helping your little learner to better understand Shavuot. Check out these kid-friendly ways to count down from Passover to...

Shavuot Activities for Kids: Bread, Books and More

The Jewish holiday Shavuot combines the early summer grain harvest and the giving of the Torah at Mt. Sinai. While there might not be eight nights of presents (like you’d find during Hanukkah), there are plenty of ways to involve the kids in the holiday celebration. What can you do to help your young child learn about Shavuot? Check out these easy kid-friendly activity ideas! Bake Bread As a festival dedicated, in part, to the grain harvest, take this time to bake a few loaves of bread. Make a challah or another type of bread — as you discuss grain,...

What’s In an Orthodox Easter Basket?

Unlike the chocolate bunny, marshmallow chickee-filled basket that’s decorated with plastic grass and candy-colored eggs, the Ukrainian Orthodox Easter basket isn’t filled entirely with sweets. But that doesn’t mean it can’t come with plenty of treats — just not of the cream-centered egg variety. What goes into an Ukrainian Orthodox Easter basket? Check out some of the common items that you’d find. Pysanky and Eggs Instead of those candy or plastic (candy-filled) eggs you might think of when you hear the words “Easter basket,” the Ukrainian version includes pysanky. These are decorated eggs that are made by using a wax...

Passover Art for Kids with Matzah

You make a gingerbread house during Christmas. So why not make a matzah house for Passover? Celebrate the Jewish holiday with this fun kids’ food craft. Along with an actual mini house, the kiddos can also try some of these other artsy matzah ideas. Oh, and the best part is — the family can eat the finished product! Matzah House Use sheets of matzah in the same way that you’d use gingerbread to construct a house with four walls and a sloped roof. Instead of frosting, smooth on jelly or peanut butter as the mortar that holds the construction together....

Easter Egg Art Alternatives

Celebrating Easter by coloring eggs is a tradition that you’ve always enjoyed. But this year you’re looking for a few fun Easter egg alternatives. Even tough you still plan on making plenty of the dip and dye eggs, the kids are also asking for other artsy ideas. Check out these options that are completely crafty — and fun for all ages! Felt Eggs Cut craft felt sheets into ovals. Make as many ovals, in as many sizes, as your child wants. Each oval is one egg. Your child has a few décor options to dress-up the eggs. They can cut...