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Kids’ Fruit Crafts for Sukkot

Celebrate Sukkot with a kids' craft project. These artsy explorations help your child to better understand the holiday, spend time with the family and experiment with different art-making processes. Paper Mache Fruit Decorate the sukkah with pretty paper mache fruit. Blow up balloons, cut strips of construction paper and mix up a batch of your favorite paper mache paste recipe (or use a store-bought paste from a craft supply store). Dip the strips into the paste and cover the balloons. After the paste dries, paint the paper mache to turn the spheres into apples, oranges, limes, lemons and other types...

Sukkot Kids’ Fruit Craft

Celebrate Sukkot with a fun family craft! Decorate the sukkah with faux fruit that your kiddo creates using paper. These holiday garlands are easy to make, perfect for kids of all ages and a perfect way to spend some quality time together. Craft Materials You'll Need Construction paper Paper mache paste (you can make your own with clear-drying school glue and water- mix until it feels like a thick paste). Balloons Scissors Yarn Green tissue paper How To Art-Making Steps Cut the paper into strips. Use apple colors, such as red, yellow and green. Blow up the balloons. Make as...

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...

Children’s Books for Sukkot

The Jewish holiday Sukkot, or the “Feast of Booths”, celebrates the gathering of the harvest. If your child isn’t exactly sure what this holiday is, a picture book can help you explain Sukkot in simple, easy to understand terms. Read a book, or a few, together and talk about what the holiday means to you. Check out these kid-friendly reads that all focus on Sukkot. Sukkot is Coming! By Tracy Newman: This illustrated children’s book features an array of information. Your kiddo can learn about shaking the lulav and building the sukkah. This pick is best for older toddlers and...

Celebrate Sukkot With Fun Family Activities

Known as the “feast of booths,” Sukkot is a holiday with two meanings. One is to remember the 40 years the Jews wandered in the desert (living in huts-sukkahs). The other is a harvest celebration. Help your child to learn about this holiday with these family-friendly activities! Build a Sukkah Okay, so your kiddos aren’t building the ‘hut’ themselves. But, they can help you. Have the kids pitch in and help to design the structure. They can make drawings or use pencils to create their own blueprints. Even if you don’t work directly from the plans, the drawing part is...

Sukkot Apple Garland Craft

Sukkot traditionally starts five days after Yom Kippur. With roots in the autumn harvest, this Jewish holiday is filled with fall flare. To celebrate, families build a sukkah (a small hut built outside, where meals are eaten). While these Sukkot huts aren’t exactly fancy, you can make them festive with a few DIY decorations! The kids can create this fall apple garland to string along the inside of the sukkah. You can also use the garland after the holiday ends as in-home “Welcome Autumn” décor. Materials: Red or green craft foam sheets Scissors A marker A hole punch Green pipe...