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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...