Rosh Hashanah and Sukkot
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Fun activities to try with your children that are inspired by Jewish festivals celebrating the harvest and many wonders of the world
Activities in this article:
1. Wonderful world
Make a ‘discussion collage’ showing wonderful creations to celebrate the festival of Rosh Hashanah
Communication, Language and Literacy
Language for Communication
Development matters: Understand simple sentences (16–26 months); Use a widening range of words to express or elaborate on ideas (30–50 months).
Early learning goal: Enjoy listening to and using spoken and written language, and readily turn to it in their play and learning.
Group size: Small groups.
What you need
Discs of card or paper plates; glue; scissors; magazines, photographs or postcards showing images of the natural world, for example, sea, land, mountains, rivers, birds, animals, insects and people.
What to do
Discuss the Jewish festival of Rosh Hashanah with the children and explain that it celebrates the creation of the world.
- Look at images of wonderful places from around the world and discuss the beautiful places, colourful creatures and amazing plants they show.
- Invite children to bring in a selection of pictures or photographs showing their favourite places, pets, people or flowers.
- Share the pictures and ask children to explain which images are their favourites and why.
- Provide each child with a large disc of card or paper plate to represent the world. Invite them to decorate the disc using a collage of their favourite pictures showing wonderful sights from their community and around the world.
- Display the collages on the wall to prompt inspiring discussions about the wonders of the world.
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