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Tuesday, October 28, 2014


Lech Lecha- Feet Cookies...

Rikki and Shira were both excited,
They could hardly wait,
They wanted Abba to come already,
He came back a little late!
They missed their Ima and they were ready,
To go into the car,
They had to drive to see their Ima,
She was a little far.
She was in the hospital, with a new baby,
It really was a joy,
they waited to hear the exciting news
they had a little boy!
The Shalom zachor will be Friday night,
they even got to bake,
their mother’s friend Devorah,
Helped them bake a cake.
Their Abba picked a mohel,
One who is well known,
He was their father’s mohel too,
His name is Rabbi  Krohn.
What a perfect Shabbat,
The teacher said in school
Can you guess why davka Lech Lecha,
To have a brit in shul?


In this week’s Parsha,  Hashem told Avraham to get up and go.  Avraham did not ask any questions and went to where Hashem told him to go.  This game is a good follow the leader game.  It is also a good game to play when you are traveling with your siblings in a car.  Since Avraham traveled in the Parsha this is a good game to play.
Follow the Leader. This game requires at least four people. One person starts an action, like clapping his hands, raising both arms up and down, or repeatedly touching his head. All must follow this person, but at any time any other person in the group may start another action. The object of the game is for everyone to watch and follow the new action when it starts. The person who gets caught then becomes "it."


 Here is a fun activity to do for Parshat lech laecha...

Take a piece of colored paper and fold it in half. Cut a rectangular shape on the top middle part. Staple both sides of the paper and you now have a suitcase.

Ask the kids what a suitcase has to do with Avraham Avinu in Parshat lech lecha.

You can play the game: I went on a trip and brought apples, bannanas... (in alphabetical order) and each one takes a turn and sees if they could remember all of them. You can start with food items, then clothing, then games etc...

You can have the kids look through magazines and cut out things they might want to pack and place it in the suitcase they made.

You can have a guessing game where you put pictures in the suitcase and one picks out a picture and gives clues to the other person and they have to guess who it is.

You can decorate the suitcase with stickers, markers, glitter etc... 

Here is a great way for my father and I to learn a little bit of Parsha each week, even though we live far from each other.  
( I like the play on words of Abba in the word Shabbat, and Imabba meaning "with Abba" and Ima Abba written together!  The word bat is in there too, so it is complete :-)!  Thanks Abba and Ima :-)!

 In this week's Parsha, Hashem tells Avraham to look up at the sky and count the stars.  If one looks up at the sky the stars seem very small and far away, but in reality they are very huge.  According to the sfat emet, so too are Bnei Yisrael, in this world they are small, but in the world to come they will be very big.  Each and every one is important and is a shining star!


In this week’s Parsha, Hashem blesses Bnei Yisrael  that they should multiply like the stars in the sky and the sand in the sea.  Why not make star cookies with sprinkles on them to resemble the sky and the sand.
Remember my dear children; all of you are special stars that shine.

What you need:
Cookie dough recipe
Star shaped cookie cutters
like the stars in the sky and the sand in the sea...
Cookie dough: 
  • 1 1/2 cups margarine, softened
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  1. In a large bowl, cream together margarine and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour (or overnight).
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Roll out dough on floured surface 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Cut into shapes. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.  Pour the sprinkles on the cookies.
  3. Bake 6 to 8 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely.
You will be the star of the meal with these yummy cookies!

Answer to parsha puzzle: ( this week talks about the brit mila at the end of the Parsha).
                     Have a wonderful Shabbat!     

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