Rosh Hashanah crafts for kids
Rosh Hashanah is nearly here! The Jewish new year of 5768 begins this year at sunset on the 12th of September. Making holiday crafts can be a great way for kids to participate in and learn more about the occasion. Here are a few suggestions of activities you can enjoy with children.
• Make a shofar (the traditional ram's horn blown on the holiday) out of card, and decorate it with glitter and ribbons.
• Make greeting cards for family and friends. Include traditional Rosh Hashanah imagery of apples and honey. Kids will enjoy making a stamp out of a real apple, and imprinting the image on cards.
• Make a honey dish.
• Make a play challah (the traditional bread) out of old stockings.
• Make a tzedaka box for saving coins to donate to a good cause.
• For young children, print out holiday themed colouring pages. They're available for free download in pdf format. Others can be found here and here.