Shalom Chaverim (“Welcome Friends!” for ages 0 – 3 and their grown-ups) began this week, and it was so much fun! We gathered in Harold Washington Park and explored the upcoming Jewish holiday of Sukkot. Children pretended to be inside sukkahs created from their grown-ups’ bodies. They looked at Sukkot books and pictures of sukkahs, examined sticks and leaves with magnifying glasses, and dug in the sandbox to find buried Sukkot pictures. They explored a lulav and etrog by touching, smelling, and listening to it, then recreating these items with their bodies.
Families gathered sticks and leaves in baskets, then incorporated fabric and tape to construct their own mini sukkahs or festive Sukkot tablecloths.
Please join us for the Enrichment Center Family Sukkot Celebration on Sunday, September 26. Happy Sukkot!