every picture tells a story shmos

Review: Every Picture Tells A Story by Chaim Natan Firszt

My daughter has been mentioning that her school, which is not in walking distance, is having learning at ten at night for students at the school for Shavuot, including for the first graders. She wanted to learn Torah too so I told her she could use the two "Every Picture Tells a Story, Volume One: Bereishis" and "Every Picture Tells a Story, Volume Two: ...

salt letter tracing for parshat hashavua

Salt projects

I never did post these pictures but we did some salt play for Parshat Vaaera. Letter tracing in salt (in a broken lunch container). Also used to play with toy animals. Gluing salt to paper. We actually colored this with a dropper and food coloring but the child making the project was more interested in seeing what would happen if he scrunched ...

lentils parsha projects via birkat chaverim

Lentils parsha projects

  This week's parsha tie ins were a big hit with my 2.5 year old and I thought I'd share. The picture is of his favorite one, which was sorting lentils. I gave him a spice container, funnel, and three types of lentils and let him layer them however he wanted. He was super excited about it and said, "this is a pretty project, Ima!" He could have ...

Parshat Noach animal sugar cubes

Fun Noach Dessert

Noach seems to get alot of food play on this blog. Here's a picture reminder: These were sugar cubes. We've lately made chocolates using these same molds. Thought I'd pass along Themed Thinking's take on rainbow cupcakes. So simple and pretty. Noach is rather popular as a decorative element for kids. I always wondered about that as the story se ...

Korach and teaching values

I have lately been thinking about teaching values or rather the how of teaching values. Values are obviously relayed through actions but sometimes the nitty-gritty of every day life, the stresses of clothing, feeding and paying bills, extreme exhaustion which comes with family life, makes taking the time to talk about values difficult. It is true that v ...