Terumah | תרומה | “Heave offering”

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Listen to or read the portion here

Copywork lessons with verses from the Torah portion are available here. The download includes lessons for K-3, 4-8, and 9-12.  The older grades also include suggestions for writing assignments.


Several artisan trades are shown in the description of the tabernacle.  Try your hand at some this week.

Weave on a cardboard loom.  Directions here

Learn about the color wheel.  info and worksheet here color wheel crafts found here

Learn some beginning sewing skills.  Young children can hem a napkin or a blankie for their dolls.  Older children can try a pillowcase or an apron.  Handsewing info found here You can also find video demonstrations on Youtube.   Pillowcase pattern in pdf found here

Metalurgy may be beyond a child’s craft, but let them try making a sculpture with aluminum foil.  Jewelry making and beadwork would also be appropriate.  Paint some small stones the colors of some of the precious stones listed in the portion.  Learn about those precious stones.

Learn to decorate a beautiful table.  Give your children a tray and let them create the centerpiece for dinner.  You will be amazed at their creativity.

Learn to use essential oils.  Several cleaning supply recipes found here Several body care recipes can be found here

Learn about the almond tree and the use of almonds.  Add a drawing and info to your notebook.

Try some embroidery.  Draw a simple design like a menorah or a tree on a piece of fabric.  Give your child some yarn and a needle, and let them go.  Some of the most beautiful embroidery is free form without rules.

Learn about pomegranates.

Some other artisan trades mentioned include tanning, leatherwork, woodworking.

The Tabernacle

A photo tour of a replica of the tabernacle can be found here.

Brad Scott has a detailed teaching on the tabernacle and all its components here.

A 3d printable paper model of the tabernacle with a lesson is here.

It’s a good thing the tabernacle will be discussed in the upcoming torah portions.  These activities will probably take a few weeks.


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)

One thought on “Terumah | תרומה | “Heave offering”

  1. Cleaning supplies can be bought near any store near you. I always buy my cleaning supplies on hardware depot because the prices are much cheaper. :,;*.


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