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Tu B’Shevat Vegetarian Recipes for the Whole Family

The Jewish holiday of Tu B’Shevat is the “New Year for the Trees.” Given that this special day celebrates things that grow, it’s only fitting that you set a table filled with fresh produce. So, put the meats aside (for the day at least) and try one of these vegetarian ideas. These are super-simple, making them easy enough for your child to help you with. Make this a family activity, working together to create a Tu B’Shevat table that the adults and the children will enjoy! Salad with Fruit No, not a fruit salad. This is a fresh green salad...

Tu B’Shevat Kids’ Craft

The Jewish holiday Tu B’Shevat is known as the “New Year for Trees.” Celebrate this day with a special tree planting craft. Your child can create her own bag to carry seeds in, and then go plant them. Give that it’s winter, and the weather isn’t right for planting, you can plant the seeds in an indoor container. In the spring transfer the new plants to an outdoor area. Materials: Craft felt Scissors Clear-drying school glue A hole punch Yarn Instructions: Fold a piece of 8x10-inch (paper=sized) craft felt in half from bottom to top, making a pocket. Glue the...

Tu B’Shevat Activities for Children

Start Tu B’Shevat with a tree study unit – at home! You don’t have to wait for your child’s teacher to cover the life cycle at school. Use the Jewish ‘New Year’ for trees as the jumping off point for learning about how trees grow and what the process is. What can you do to help your child learn about the tree life cycle? Start A Seedling Grow your own tree at home. Even though it’s winter, you can still start your plant inside. One easy option is to grow an avocado tree. Take the seed (the large pit inside)...

Tu B’Shevat Tree Print Craft

The ‘New Year’ for trees, Tu B’Shevat, marks the time when the earliest-blooming trees in Israel start their fruit bearing cycle. To celebrate this Jewish holiday, help the kids make a creative craft that (of course) focuses on trees. Before you get to the art-making, pull in a mini science lesson. Talk about the life cycle, and how a tree grows. Start at a seedling and follow the tree’s growth through its flower or fruit-bearing years. Next, get artsy and craft this pretty finger-print and cotton ball tree! Materials: Brown, green and other colors of tempera paint Card stock paper...