Rosh Hashanah is the beginning of the Jewish New Year and a time of great celebration, but as with any religious holiday, imparting that tradition, wisdom and religious significance to your children takes a little work and sometimes a bit of creativity. The following crafts have been culled from the web to give you the best ways to share your religious beliefs and family traditions with your children through Rosh Hashanah crafts.
Not only do we love these honey cards because they’re a nice simple crafts that kids at almost any age can make, but we love the idea of a child bringing them to school and passing them out to classmates to wish them a happy Rosh Hashanah or Jewish new year and introduce them to their culture in a friendly way. Your child’s honey cards may even open the teacher’s eyes to the Jewish culture and help them incorporate some of your holidays into the roster.
Tzedakah is a Jewish tradition of charity that is practiced throughout the year, but is stressed during the Rosh Hashanah celebration as it’s the beginning of a new year and a new chance to give anonymously to others. Tzedakah is a beautiful tradition and a very important one; it’s also a lesson that can serve your children well throughout their lifetime. A Tzedakah box is a fun craft and a nice reminder to give to others.
A shofar is a horn, (typically a ram’s horn) that is used for Jewish celebrations. The shofar plays a big role in a Rosh Hashanah celebration as it is a focal point of the principal ceremony and a reminder that God is King. This craft is fun for kids because they get to make noise with it, and what young child doesn’t like to make a lot of noise?
No, this is not a recipe, it’s actually a craft but for those who are familiar with the challah this may seem a little confusing. The challah is a traditional Jewish bread that is eaten on the holidays and symbolizes the manna that fell from the heavens. This craft is designed to replicate the braided bread, it’s easy to do, and it’s a lot of fun for the little ones who have a little too much energy on this holiday season.