A Sweet New Year: Rosh Hashanah Stories - by Big Books For Little Hands

A Sweet New Year: Rosh Hashanah Stories - by Big Books For Little Hands

Rosh Hashanah is the celebration of the Jewish new year. Make your celebration a little sweeter with apples, honey, and these fun family books.

You may be wondering how to incorporate Rosh Hashanah themes into your play, and it's a lot easier than you might think.

It's traditional to dip apples into honey to symbolize wishes for a sweet new year ahead. Teach little ones about this by using anything apple or bee-themed that you have at home.

Here are a few ideas:

-Create sensory play setups with apples. Use real apples, wooden apples, or real apple seeds,

Try the Apple Harvest and Warm Cider-scented doughs in the Autumn Scented Play Dough Trio!

-Take a trip to your local farm or market, and pick out different varieties of apples. Let little ones see, touch, taste, and smell each one.

This simple activity is packed with so much learning!

When kids use all of their senses their brains are engaged and they absorb everything.

There's also lots of opportunity for language development as you talk about how the apples feel (smooth or bumpy?), taste (sweet or tart?), and sound (crunchy?).

-Cut open an apple to find the seeds in the shape of a star.

Need a jumpstart on your bee-themed play?

-Talk about where honey comes from and how important bees are.
-Try honey from local markets, and compare flavors with a taste test.

-Make a bee-themed play space with the Felted Wool Bees or the Honeycomb Bio Trays


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Wishing you and your family a happy, healthy, and sweet new year!

- Adina