Propping Up Our Play

In  שׁוֹרָשִׁים (Shorashim– ‘roots’ for nursery) and שְׁתִּילִים (Shteelim– ‘saplings’ for kindergarten), we’ve been honing our prop-making skills. This process began at כִּיבּוּד (kibud–snack), where we spent time listening to our Torah theme text, Ya’akov v’Esav (Jacob and Esau) (Genesis 25:20-28).

As we listened we thought about what things we could create in order to play each character in the text.
Some children agreed that to play Esav (Esau) we needed to make arrows.
So we took our time painting a case to hold our arrows, we sculpted arrowheads, and chose צְבָעִים (tz’vaim– colors) to add details to them.
Others thought that to play Yitzhak (Isaac) we should make a beard. We experienced a lot of joy and wonder as we discovered what it felt like to fill our יָדַיִים (yadaim–hands) with big fully cotton before we carefully glued bits together.
And, finally! We acted out parts of the text using the props we made! Here is the part when Yitzhak (Isaac) tells Esav (Esau) to go hunt him some meat.

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