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Yom Tov Times Three (and busy as can be!)

Sara Miriam Gross

Tishrei is coming — with many days of Tom Tov! Along with these special days comes a special challenge — keeping your younger siblings, or yourself, busy for hours without doing any melachah. The following activities and games can be enjoyed on Shabbos and Yom Tov, by children (and adults!) of all ages. Some games require advance preparation though, so be sure to read all the ideas beforehand.

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

 Brachos Party After all our enthusiastic davening, everyone will be ready for a snack. Put out foods and drinks that require different brachos. If possible, try to serve a fruit that is new that season so you’ll also be able to make a Shecheyianu brachah. Apples with honey, and pomegranates are also a treat. Take turns making brachos and answering Amen. You’ll be having oneg Yom Tov and creating malachim at the same time!

 

Sets

Everyone sits down.

Pick two or three players who have something in common, such as stripes on their shirts, no shoelaces, or the same first letter in their name.

Ask the “set” to stand up. Do not reveal to anyone why these players are a set.

Now ask the rest of the children to try to figure out what makes them a “set.”

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