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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,...

3 Shavuot Activities for Kids

The Jewish holiday Shavuot celebrates the harvest season and the receiving of the Torah. Yeah, that’s kind of heavy for a young child to understand. But, it’s still completely possible to help your child learn about this holiday. How? Check out these easy activities that your child can try as she celebrates Shavuot. Flower Power One of the traditions on this holiday is to decorate the home with flowers. You can go out to your garden or the local flower shop and get the real deal. If this is your floral choice, let your child plan a decorating scheme. Have...

Shavuot Ice Cream Recipe

Celebrate the Jewish holiday Shavuot with a dairy delight! It’s customary to eat dairy-containing foods on this holiday that marks the Jewish people receiving the Torah. That said, your kiddos may not always enjoy the typical holiday fare. With that in mind, you can still keep the dairy-filled celebration up while putting a smile on your child’s face. How? By making ice cream! It’s a dairy delight that kids can have fun whipping up (with a little help from you, of course). So, you don’t have a fancy ice cream maker. Don’t worry. You can whip up a frosty treat...

Shavuot Dairy Dessert Ideas

The Jewish holiday Shavuot is known as the “Feats of Weeks.” It’s origins are tied to ancient grain harvest festivals, but the holiday is now celebrated as marking the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai. It’s tradition to dine on dairy-based foods during this celebration. Whether you’re having the whole family over or are just feeding your kids, these dairy delights are perfect ideas for the Shavuot holiday. Blintzes These cream cheese pancakes are tasty, and not too terribly tough to make. You’ll find loads of batter varieties out there. Basically, you’re making crepes. You can mix it raisons,...