By Carol Ungar
1. The counting of the Omer is exciting for kids especially if they’ve counted the whole way through at home or at school. Emphasize this.
2. It’s customary to decorate the home and synagogue with greenery because on the day that the Torah was given Mt. Sinai was full of flowers . Send your kids out into the garden to clip flowers and shrubs. Better yet, go out there with them.
3.Kids usually love the Shavuot dairy menu. In addition to blintzes think lasagna, quiche and yogurt soups.
4. Tell the story of Mount Sinai with great drama. Hachai Press has a wonderful kids book about called “When the World Was Quiet” which describes that very special day
5. Talk about what it means to recieve the Torah.
6. Go to the synagogue to hear the Ten Commandments.
Click below for a great assortment of books for kids bedtime. A great holiday present!
- Fantastic Fuschias for Your Shavuot Table! (thejewishhostess.com)
- A Shavuot Blintz Souffle and a Chance to Win Sammy Spider’s First Shavuot (thejewishhostess.com)
- Need Help with Shavuot Cooking? Call These Top Kosher Bakers and Cooks! (thejewishhostess.com)
- Shavuot Table Contest!! Win a $200 Gift Certificate to Parci Parla, and $100 to Josh and Co. Florist!!! (thejewishhostess.com)
- Making Knaffe Shredded Wheat Dairy Dessert With Grandma Abadi (thejewishhostess.com)