Learn about the special foods of Rosh Hashanah. Light the menorah and play with dreidels on Hanukkah. Plant trees for Tu B'Shevat. These lessons are suitable for grades preschool through 4th.
Katy's favorite holiday is Rosh Hashanah, when she gets to pick apples and make applesauce with her mother. But what happens when the tradition is interrupted by the early arrival of her new baby cousin? A situation to which every kid can relate, this is a story about what happens when a child realizes she's not always the center of the universe and that family priorities must sometimes change.
A little apple tree in a forest of oaks begs God for stars like those glimmering on the branches of the great oak trees beside her. As the seasons pass, she learns to appreciate her own gifts and realizes that it s possible to find a star in each of us.
The Apple Tree's Discovery eSource Guide
It’s Tu B’Shevat—Jewish Arbor Day—and a diverse group of children work together to plant a tree. After digging a hole, placing the tree, filling the hole with dirt, patting the ground, and spraying the garden hose, the children celebrate by wishing the tree a happy birthday, and then look forward to when it blossoms on Tu B’Shevat the following year.
Happy Birthday, Trees! eSource Guide
It's almost Hanukkah and the dreidel maker's shop is busy. But all is not well for the four Hebrew letters that will soon go on the wooden tops. The Heys, the Nuns, and the Shins are jealous of everyone's favorite letter, the Gimel. So they decide to hide the Gimels so that the dreidel-maker can't use them. But then the other letters learn that the Hanukkah story wouldn't be complete without the Gimels! Is it too late for the missing letters to be found?
The Missing Letters eSource Guide
Nate loves aliens, and he really wants to wear an alien costume for Purim, but his friends are all dressing as superheroes, and he wants to fit in. What will he do? With the help of his two dads, he makes a surprising decision.