Tu B'Shevat

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A Kid's Guide to the Tu B'Shvat Seder!

 Recommended for 2nd through 8th grade. 

From Shaboom!:  "Celebrate Tu B’shvat by hosting or attending a seder. When we typically think of a seder, we think Passover and matzo ball soup. But actually, "seder" is just a Jewish term to describe a special meal that commemorates a certain holiday or story. The Tu B’shvat seder celebrates trees and its fruit. This video will teach you everything you need to know! Tu B'shvat is a Jewish holiday that occurs on the 15th of the Hebrew month Shevat, which is usually around January or February in the secular calendar. On Tu B'shvat we celebrate the trees by planting trees, having a seder honoring fruit from the trees, and going outside and enjoying trees. What will you do to celebrate the birthday of the trees?"


1. Tu B'Shevat

A Kid's Guide to the Tu B'Shvat Seder!

 Recommended for 2nd through 8th grade. 

From Shaboom!:  "Celebrate Tu B’shvat by hosting or attending a seder. When we typically think of a seder, we think Passover and matzo ball soup. But actually, "seder" is just a Jewish term to describe a special meal that commemorates a certain holiday or story. The Tu B’shvat seder celebrates trees and its fruit. This video will teach you everything you need to know! Tu B'shvat is a Jewish holiday that occurs on the 15th of the Hebrew month Shevat, which is usually around January or February in the secular calendar. On Tu B'shvat we celebrate the trees by planting trees, having a seder honoring fruit from the trees, and going outside and enjoying trees. What will you do to celebrate the birthday of the trees?"


2. Tu B'Shevat workpages

Click to following link to download a file with different activities for Tu B'Shevat from the Eric Cohen website. The levels of the activities vary from Elementary to Junior High School. Make sure your activities are appropriate for the students you are teaching. 

Eric Cohen's "Festival and Holidays"

Click here to download the PDF file 

3. Tu B'Shevat continued

Shalom Sesame: Kids Talk About Tu B'Shevat

Short videos about Tu B'Shevat from a kid's perspective. Recommended for grades 1 - 6. 

https://pjlibrary.org/beyond-books/pjblog/january-2012/shalom-sesame-s-tu-b-shevat-videos


4. The Carrot Seed

The following activities include a story about a boy who plants a seed, new vocabulary, group activities and worksheets. 


Click here to download the lesson plan 
Click here to download the new vocabulary and story presentation 
Click here to download the worksheet
Click here to download the group activity