Bedtime שְׁמַע Shema

Children in Shorashim (“Roots” for nursery) and Shteelim (“Saplings” for kindergarten) are excited to tell you that they know about THREE times that Jewish people might say the shema: morning, evening, and at bedtime.

This whole week, we’ve been playing lots of bedtime shema.

First, we needed to make a bedtime scene for our dramatic play area. These children decided that we needed a brown bedframe and pink bedspread.

We also needed a dark night sky with stars and constellations so that it could really feel like bedtime.

We talked about the bedtime routines at our homes. Some of us floss before brushing teeth. Some of us sneak into our bedrooms because we share with younger siblings already asleep. Some of us say the shema in our families and others of us don’t.

We put these little friends to sleep and sang them the shema.

And we put these bigger friends to sleep and sang them the shema, too.

לַּיְלָה טוֹב Lilah tov! Goodnight, Shorashim v’Shteelim!

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