“And you shall rejoice in your festival, and you shall have nothing but joy” (Deuteronomy 16:14-15)
Age Group: TODDLERS
Book-Related Family Activities
The year begins with the arrival of autumn. On Pessach it is spring is blooming. On Shavuot (Feast of Weeks) we celebrate in harvest days. Toddlers experience the tastes of the holiday and the changing periods, such as the first rain, the hum of the wind, and the light of the holiday candles. They share the joy felt by family and community, and songs are part of this commonality.
Actively participating in preparing for the holiday’s festive events adds to the toddlers’ excitement and joy, and teaches them about the holiday while contributing to their senses of belonging and capability.