Skip to main content

Working on the Chanukah Lapbook!

We’re doing something a little different with the Chanukah lapbook this time around.  I bought this colouring book, The Sooper Dooper Most Amazingest Channukah Coloring Book, which, despite the name, is actually a pretty good retelling of the story and customs, especially at the price you pay for a colouring book, compared to those big expensive Jewish kids’ books.

So I thought I’d have Naomi Rivka colour the pages of the book and stick them in a duo-tang, interspersed with cardstock pages adorned with bits and pieces from the new Chanukah lapbook.  A little bit slowed down by our late-ish start, but it seems to be coming together nicely.  Not sure how the colouring side of the project will go, because Naomi simply does not like colouring.  I may be forced to let her watercolour the pages, though I didn’t want them to get all wrinkly.

DSC01877DSC01876image

Here she is cutting and pasting some Maccabees…

DSC01872

I was thrilled to get Gavriel Zev in on the action.  He sorted these little “Eight Nights” tags and then, after I sang a few verses of the “How Many Candles?” song, he drew in the right number of candles on each of the nights’ tags.  Then, we hole-punched the “tags” (they’re just printed on paper), one of his favourite things, and finally added a brad to hold them all together (another favourite activity).

  DSC01874 

Fun!  You can hardly tell that they’ve both been sick off and on all weekend.  Mostly off… I guess we’ve been lucky.  But apart from a bit of math, this was all the schooling my kids got today.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

לימודי קודש/Limudei Kodesh Copywork & Activity Printables

Welcome to my Limudei Kodesh / Jewish Studies copywork and activity printables page.  As of June 2013, I am slowly but surely moving all my printables over to 4shared because Google Docs / Drive is just too flaky for me. What you’ll find here: Weekly Parsha Copywork More Parsha Activities More Chumash / Tanach Activities Yom Tov Copywork & Activities Tefillah Copywork Pirkei Avos / Pirkei Avot Jewish Preschool Resources Other printables! For General Studies printables and activities, including Hebrew-English science resources and more, click here . For Miscellaneous homeschool helps and printables, click here . If you use any of my worksheets, activities or printables, please leave a comment or email me at Jay3fer “at” gmail “dot” com, to link to your blog, to tell me what you’re doing with it, or just to say hi!  If you want to use them in a school, camp or co-op setting, please email me (remove the X’s) for rates. If you just want to say Thank You, here’s a

Ancient Auction Secret: If Chinese auctions are racist, why do Jews love them so much?

Ah, Jews, Jews, Jews, Jews.  You sure do love your Chinese auctions, don’t you? It seems that even in an era of political correctness, within certain circles, this term just will not die . And frankly, I’m mortified. I’m not Chinese, but I have family who is Chinese.  Some are Korean, as well.  I guess this makes us more ethnically diverse than many Jews, but I suspect most Jewish families are moving in this direction.  Still.  Even if we don’t know a single Chinese person, we should still stop calling it that. First of all… is it actually racist to call it a Chinese auction? I figured I’d let Chinese people decide.  But when I turned to Google to find out how Chinese people feel about Chinese auctions, what I found was mostly… nothing.  Silence.  I did find some debate (presumably among non-Chinese people) over whether it was too far in the direction of political correctness to refer to these as a “silent auction” or (as in some parts of the States) a “tricky tray.”  (Ok

Hebrew/ עברית & English General Studies Printables

For Jewish Studies, including weekly parsha resources and copywork, click here . If you use any of my worksheets, activities or printables, please leave a comment or email me at Jay3fer “at” gmail “dot” com, to link to your blog, to tell me what you’re doing with it, or just to say hi!  If you want to use them in a school, camp or co-op setting, please email me (remove the X’s) for rates. If you enjoy these resources, please consider buying my weekly parsha book, The Family Torah :  the story of the Torah, written to be read aloud – or any of my other wonderful Jewish books for kids and families . English Worksheets & Printables: (For Hebrew, click here ) Science :  Plants, Animals, Human Body Math   Ambleside :  Composers, Artists History Geography Language & Literature     Science General Poems for Elemental Science .  Original Poems written by ME, because the ones that came with Elemental Science were so awful.  Three pages are included:  one page with two po