December 2, 2010

Jewish Feasts and Crafts

In our first nine weeks of homeschooling this year, the kids learned about ancient Mesopotamian and Egyptian civilizations. They also studied the Pentateuch (first five books of the Bible) and learned about creation, the calling of the Patriarchs and the Exodus. They learned about the Israelites' wanderings in the wilderness and the institution of the Law through Moses (including fun and meaning-filled feasts). Here are some pictures from the unit.

Rina's cereal-box ziggurat (the corn meal was meant to be mixed into the paint to add texture. She forgot, then sprinkled it over the top like snow).
A shelter for the Feast of Booths.
A shofar for the Feast of Trumpets.

The kids made a display about Rosh Hoshanah and Yom Kippur.


Breaking unleavened bread (made by Timothy and Rina) at our Passover feast.




Broken bread at Passover.


Timothy made challah, a bread that is eaten at Sabbath and feasts other than Passover.
Here are a few of the books we used for the Bible part of the unit.

Walk With Y'Shua Through the Jewish Year Celebrate: A Book of Jewish Holidays (Reading Railroad) What the Bible Is All About for Young Explorers: Based on the Best-Selling Classic by Henrietta Mears 

1 comment:

  1. What a fun unit study! We have the Walk with Y'shua Through the Jewish Year book. There are some fun activities in there.

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