Teaching the Festivals

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It is possible to spend one or more lessons on each festival. Below is a quick guide to how many activities given for each festival and a suggestion for how many weeks to teach the topic.

When teaching a topic for more than one week, your introduction will be a recap on the week before and what the children already know about the festival. The main teaching can be split or repeated. The plenary can be left out or repeated as necessary. Sometimes, the plenary can be used to introduce the following week’s activity.

 

Festival

Suggested number of lessons

Number of activity options per topic

Rosh Hashanah

1-2 lessons

3 activity options

Yom Kippur

1-2 lessons

3 activity options

Sukkot

2-3 lessons

4 activity options

Simchat Torah

1-3 lessons

4 activity options

Chanukah

2-3 lessons

4 activity options

Tu Bishevat

2-4 lessons

5 activity options

Purim

1-3 lessons

4 activity options

Pesach 1

2-4 lessons

5 activity options

Pesach 2

1-3 lessons

4 activity options

Shavuot

2-4 lessons

5 activity options

Shabbat

2-5 lessons

6 activity options