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By Jenni TavenerEarly Years teacher and writer

Fun activities to try with your children that are inspired by Jewish festivals celebrating the harvest and many wonders of the world

Man praying overlooking the ocean at sunset

Activities in this article:

  1. Wonderful world
  2. Citrus models
  3. Honey biscuits


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1. Wonderful world

Make a ‘discussion collage’ showing wonderful creations to celebrate the festival of Rosh Hashanah

Communication and Language

Listening and Attention

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: Children listen attentively in a range of situations.

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.

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  1. Wendy Mason
    on 17 September 2011

    Wonderful ideas!

    I was so pleased to receive these ideas for celebrating the jewish festivals. We have got a little girl in our setting that is Jewish, and these activities will be a perfect way for us to celebrate with her. Thank you!

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