This week in Shalom Chaverim was a joyous celebration of Sukkot all together.
Before we could celebrate, though, the zero-three year olds in Shalom Chaverim had a big question to answer: what is a sukkah, exactly? We set to work exploring sukkot through songs, through building, and through sensory play.
Look at some of the amazing sukkot we constructed using play dough and blocks! The children carefully balanced branches on top for schach.
We explored the sights and sounds of Sukkot as we dug in the sensory table, and as we read and sang together. There were authentic ritual objects to explore also: children took turns smelling the etrog’s sweet lemony zest, and shaking the lulav as vigorously as they could.
Then, of course, there was a real sukkah to explore! And no celebration of Sukkot is complete without sharing a special meal in the sukkah together. Yum!