Is your shofar ready? Rosh Hashana falls early this year, September 6-8, 2021, and the school year has barely begun! At Beit Issie Shapiro, we’ve been working hard to get activities in order so you can have fun interactive and digital activities ready for Rosh Hashana and all the coming holidays, as soon as school begins. Click on the titles or the photos to play online, or open in the Ji Tap app.
For the little ones, we have a wonderful new activity that explores the symbols of Rosh Hashana. Enjoy some Rosh Hashana songs and follow Apple, in an endearing story, on her journey to find honey for a sweet new year.
Screenshots from the activity Rosh Hashana is coming!
For kindergarten and elementary students, we have a thought-provoking activity that helps children think through the ideas of self-reflection and asking for forgiveness, important elements in Yom Kippur observance.
Holiday Activities in Hebrew
The above activities are available in Hebrew as well. Here are the links.
The following activities are available in Hebrew only, but if you download them to your Ji Tap app you can record them in your own language. If you decide to keep them in Hebrew, know that the instructions are simple and the activity is easy to play.
חגי תשרי (Tishrei Holidays)
Learn all about the Holidays of Tishrei with Chagi and his family.
סופרים בראש השנה (Counting on Rosh Hashana)
Join Chagi in a basic math skills game for Rosh Hashana.
Ji Tap is also a great way to create greeting cards for Rosh Hashana. The app is super easy to use and so easily adapted for use by a variety of learners that most students are able to create greetings cards with little help. It’s simple, really. Design a card using the Rosh Hashana creation packs in the app, add personal photos, add text, save the screen as a photo, and print. For students that don’t yet type, we often have them choose symbols that we’ve saved in the device photo gallery. It’s adaptations like these that allow students of different abilities to participate in this wonderful holiday tradition. For many of our families, receiving cards like these was the first time they received a card from their child that the child was able to make on their own!
Wishing a Shana Tova (Happy New Year) to all our friends.