Sukkot

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Getting the post set up so I can add links… share if you have any good ones!

…and you shall rejoice before the Lord your God seven days. ~Leviticus 23:40
Sukkot is also known as the Feast of Tabernacles or the Feast of Booths. God had delivered His people out of Egypt. While Moses was on the mountain receiving the law, the people made a golden calf to worship. God forgave them, but they had to wander about the desert 40 years before coming to the promised land.

During that time, they lived in booths, or temporary houses, as they traveled through the desert. God commands them to keep a yearly feast to celebrate this time, and He even instructs them to live in booths for seven days.
That your generations may know that I made the children of Israel to dwell in booths, when I brought them out of the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God ~Leviticus 23:43.
And my absolute favorite part – God tells His people to rejoice!
and you shall rejoice before the LORD your God seven days. ~Leviticus 23:40
I imagine myself there, in a hot, dry, desert – no home, just a booth to live in. And the reason for the rejoicing in the desert? The presence of God! He went with His people, He guided His people, and He provided for His people.
For the LORD your God has blessed you in all the works of your hand: He knows your walking through this great wilderness: these forty years the LORD your God has been with you; you have lacked nothing. ~Deuteronomy 2:7

Read the portion or listen to it here.. http://www.torahportions.org/this-portion.html?portion=Chol%20HaMo%27ed%20Sukkot

Adorable song for sukkot.

Arts and Crafts

coloring pages

http://www.chabad.org/kids/article_cdo/aid/361505/jewish/Print-Color.htm

Crafts

Make a sukkah.  http://www.akidsheart.com/holidays/days/sukkah.htm This idea would be fun with felt as well!

This woman has links to alot of fun ideas to decorate your sukkah with!  http://www.creativejewishmom.com/holiday-succah-decor/

These edible sukkah’s are so fun looking!  We are certainly doing that this week!   http://www.chadiscrafts.com/fun/ediblesukkah.html

Make a dollhouse sukkah.. love this idea. 🙂  use cardboard, Popsicle sticks, etc..  to make a sukkah for their dolls/ toy animals.  My kids would love this.  We might make a bit larger one out of a cardboard box for their dolls they sleep with.

Activities

Online fun

online puzzle http://www.chabad.org/kids/article_cdo/aid/361508/jewish/Jigsaw-Puzzle.htm

online coloring http://www.torahtots.com/holidays/sukkot/sukpaint1.htm

online puzzle http://www.akidsheart.com/holidays/days/sukkotjigpzl2.htm

Ideas to springboard off of

Why did the Israelites have to live in tents for so long?

In the beginning of this poriton.. what did Moses ask for?  Why is this something we should all desire?

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Author: Suzanne McDaniel

I've been married for 11 years to my wonderful husband Jesse. I'm a momma to 3 kiddos, Brianna, Lorien, and Rohan. I'm a lover of the Lord YHWH, a believer in the Messiah Yehshua, and a follower of his law the Torah. I enjoy homeschooling my kiddos, I love decorating, especially DIY projects, and actually enjoy being in the kitchen (except the cleanup.. hate that lol)

2 thoughts on “Sukkot

  1. Pingback: Sukkot | סכות | “Tabernacles” « Torah School

  2. A good Sukkot song via the Fountainheads:

    And another group doing “Shakin’ the Lulav”:

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