Lag B'Omer Sameach!
We had so much fun celebrating Lag B'Omer!
This week we focused on Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai. We know he was a a student of Rabbi Akiva.
He learned Torah in a cave with his son Eliezer to hide from the Romans. We know he ate from a special carob tree and drank from a stream that Hashem provided for them. We used play dough to recreate the tree, the stream and the cave.
We continued to learn about Rabbi Akiva. He watched water dripping on a rock and he saw that it made a hole. He then realized that if the water that is soft can make a hole on the hard rock, then him as an adult can begin to learn Alef Bet and the Torah. He knew it is never too late to begin learning! We played with rocks, pipettes and water to see if we could create a hole too!
We continued our discussion on Veohavta Lereacha Kamocha. We used our hands to mix and make friendship colors.
We used small parts to create bonfires. We know on Lag B'Omer it is a custom to celebrate outdoors with bonfires and fun camping activities to remember the 33rd day of counting the Omer.
We loved making edible bonfires and s’mores and singing with our friends outside to celebrate together.
We are working on a special surprise for a Mother’s Day present. We have been busy and we are looking forward to sending them home next week for Moms Muffins!
Words of the Week
Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai
Ask Your Child
What is the holiday today?
Why do we celebrate it?
What do we do to celebrate it?