זמן מתן תורתינו
ANNIVERSARY OF GIVING OF THE TORAH - Z'MAN MATAN TORATEINU
The Rabbis also named Shavuot "the time of gifting of our Torah" which recalls when Moses received the Torah on Mount Sinai. In modern times Shavuot has become a holiday of study where people gather and stay up night and study topics related to Judiasm.
Paper Cut Outs -
You will need a piece of paper and some scissors. Fold your paper like you would to make a snow flake. The folds can be anywhere and in any direction. Use the scissors to cut pieces out of folded paper. When you feel you have cut enough, unfold the paper and take a look. Do you need more cuts? Refold or create new folds and cut some more. Want to add to your beautiful paper cut out? Decorate it by coloring or for older children, write the words of the Sh'ma to remind us of the Torah we received on Shavuot.
Sh’ma Yisrael, Adonai Eloheinu, Adonai Echad!
Hear, O Israel, Adonai is our God, Adonai is One!
Play Dough Torah -
Create a Torah scroll using play dough. Be sure to include your eitze chaim (the two handles) and the rimonim (decorations at the top of the handles) on your scroll. Can you add some writing to your scroll? See if you can roll and unroll it.
Learning: fine motor, print awareness, sequencing, sensory experience