Mazel Tov! Yitzchok and Rivka have twin boys in this weeks Parsha but, only Yaakov is a Tzaddik and wants to learn Torah. Esav on the other hand is born red, and hairy, and prefers to hunt animals.
Why not make a Yaakov and Esav puppet with your children?
You will need:
- White construction paper
- Eye stickers
- Popsicle sticks
- Coloured pens
Here is how to make them: Cut out 2 circles from your white construction paper. Allow your child to decorate each circle as they wish – make sure to give Yaakov a Kippah and Esav red hair! Have them decorate the popsicle stick as they see fit and stick the faces back to back with the stick in between. Glue the papers together (on the inside).
Here is an example of how it can look:
Another idea is to make (red) lentil soup with your child this week. Then you can teach them that part of the story, where Esav gave up his right to be a firstborn (Bechor) for a bowl of lentil soup. You can try this recipe or share yours in the comments!
Good Shabbos and may all our children be the Yaakov’s of the world! 🙂