little summary for the kidshttp://www.chabad.org/kids/article_cdo/aid/629071/jewish/Lech-Lecha-Roundup.htm
Write “brit” in hebrew. This is the hebrew word for covenant. Then list some of the many promises YHVH has made to us as part of His covenant.
A wonderful collection of worksheets in three difficulty levels is available here. Pick the one corresponding with the current torah portion.
coloring pages http://www.aish.com/tp/pak/cp/53030827.html
Some great craft projects here http://parshaprojects.blogspot.com/2009/11/parshat-lech-lecha_03.html
I really like this idea. 🙂 We ARE those stars promised to Abraham! http://ronypony.blogspot.com/2010/10/good-shabbos-parshas-lech-lecha.html
This portion mentions that his descendants will be like the stars. Learn about the stars and the science behind them.
Abram lived near the oak of Moreh. Learn about oak trees: their size, age, strength, uses. Photos and info here. Draw a picture of one for your notebook.
Play with some compasses to learn the directions N E S W. Talk about magentic north, and get out some magnets to learn about their properties. Some magnet and compass experiments here.
Read Genesis 14:17-24 and then find out about thread and sandals, two things we take for granted. How are they made? How were they made in ancient times? What materials are used? Be creative and try to make them yourself with materials you have available to you. Article on thread Excellent pictures of ancient sandals and other ancient dress
Pigeons! What has man used them for throughout history, and what makes them so well suited to the job?
What is the difference between a spring of water and a well of water?
Make cookies and cut them into star shapes.
Make a map of Abram’s travels.
Make puppets of the key characters, such as Abram, Sarai, and Lot. Act out a key scene from this torah portion.
Learn about ancient covenants. Older students would greatly benefit from Rico Cortes’s teaching on Abraham and the Covenant of Pieces, found here: http://www.waytozion.org/video/Rico/glc/RicoGLC.htm
Tents have played a crucial role in history. Become an expert in how they were made, what they were made with, and who lived in them.
Okay, boys, and perhaps some girls! Go learn about medieval shields and armor, and about armor in other time periods, too. Make yourself a shield, too. Why is it so great that YHVH is our shield?
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