Yom HaAtzmaut Painted Planters
Yom HaAtzmaut (Israeli Independence Day) arrives just as the weather turns warm. Celebrate with patriotic planters.
Unglazed terracotta planters
Blue and white acrylic paints
Paint the rims of each flowerpot blue and the lower part of the pot white.
When the paint is dry, add a blue Star of David to the white section of each planter.
Plant seeds of your choice. May we recommend blue and white perennials?
I’m a Grandmother, Not a Babysitter
BY SHYRLA PAKULA for Kveller
I’m not a gooey, super-affectionate type. I’m into competence and capability and problem solving. I have had to teach myself to be less Dr. Spock (as my children used to refer to me) and more Mr. Rogers, so to speak. I have a profession, and while I’ve practiced less than full-time since becoming a mother–it still keeps me pretty busy.
So when my kids started having their own kids and the demands on grandma started coming in, it wasn’t easy. Can I pick up from school? Something’s come up. Can I come to the house? The babysitter has to leave, mum is held up. Can I do this? Can I go there? I’m the Go-To Granny.
Waste Not! An everyday Jewish idea for kids from Shaboom!
Taking care of Nature is a Jewish value
Learn about taking care of the environment with Gabi & Rafael as they help the Plonys clean up their act with BAL TASCHIT. Do not waste! Shaboom!
The Shaboom! Passover Episode Is Here
A Matzo House Adds a Fun and Tasty Treat to a Kids' Seder
by REBECCA GRUBER for PopSugar
WITH PASSOVER A WEEK AWAY, WE'RE FEATURING CRAFTS FROM OUR PASSOVER RESOURCE KIT.
Bring out the builder in your tots this Passover! Though the holiday teaches us that the Jews had to flee their homes, this fun (and mostly edible) craft will have your lil ones building a new kind of shelter for the holiday. While looking for some holiday activities for kids, I came across Martha Stewart's directions for a Matzo home and knew it would make for a fun afternoon. Not only can children get involved in building and decorating this dwelling, it makes for a great centerpiece during your Seder (just don't get mad when the kids start eating the decorations while waiting for their meal!). See how to make it when you click through!
For more great Passover ideas, check out our Passover Resource Kit.