In שׁוֹרָשִׁים (Shorashim– ‘roots’ for nursery) and שְׁתִּילִים (Shteelim– ‘saplings’ for kindergarten) it is hard to believe that we are nearing the end of our רִבְקָה (Rivkah-Rebecca) theme! As we start to work on our theme project, children are finding more ways to engage with our תּוֹרָה (Torah).

This week we brought out materials for making character puppets.

Children thought about what part of the story their puppet of a character comes from, and made the character’s feelings visible, on the face of the doll.

“She (Rivkah (Rebecca)) is crying because she can feel the babies crushing each other, then she says, “why is this happening to me?” -Age 4

Esav (Esau) is mad at Ya’akov (Jacob). He took a blessing. -Age 3 

I like people who are quiet. Ya’akov (Jacob) is sad because he has to run away. -Age 4

Rivkah (Rebecca) was feeling worried she didn’t want Esav (Esau) to get a blessing. She wanted Ya’akov (Jacob) to get the blessing because she loves him. -Age 5

We even put on a puppet show!