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Parshas Vayeitzei – Craft

In this week’s Parsha, Yaakov Avinu has a dream. In his dream there is a ladder with Malochim (angles) going up and down it.

This week’s craft is short and simple.

You will need:

  • 4 popsicle sticks (I used coloured ones)
  • A handful of craft matchsticks (again, I chose the coloured ones)
  • Card stock or construction paper (I like the effect the black card gives)
  • One small piece of cotton wool or cotton balls
  • Glue

Directions: assemble the popsicle sticks and matchsticks into a ladder form and glue it onto your card. Stick the piece of cotton wool above the ladder.

Like this

ParshasVayeitzei

For older children, draw a picture of Yaakov sleeping and stick it at the bottom of the ladder – you can also go and look for 12 pebbles to stick around him.

For an even more advanced craft, punch a hole at the top and bottom of the ladder; draw a picture of some Malochim and thread the some string through the holes in the card stock and the Malochim pictures. Tie it at the back – you have now made a craft with the Malochim going up and down!

Have a wonderful Shabbos.

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Parshas Toldot – Craft

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
  • Glue

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:

Yakkov

Yakkov

 Esav

Essav

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! 🙂