Familiarize and celebrate Jewish holidays and culture with this fun and resourceful teacher’s guide. Playful Traditions: A Jewish Preschool Book of Holiday Games & Traditions provides numerous games and learning activities. Each chapter features one of the seven holidays and opens with background information.
Preschool children will learn about Shabbat through storytelling, rhymes, and games. The High Holidays include science activities, including how to build a spinner. For Chanukah, the book has math and board games. Tu B’Shevat has a family tree art activity, while Purim has a game to match holiday symbols. Passover has creative storytelling and letter projects, and Rosh Chodesh and Creation have rhymes and counting.
Playful Traditions: A Jewish Preschool Book of Holiday Games & Traditions, by Marsha Shemaria Green, is a creative guide for teachers. Preschool students will learn math, science, language, and art while exploring Jewish culture and holidays. The activities in Playful Traditions are an invitation for all preschool children to understand and appreciate these special days.
Marcia Shemaria Green taught preschool at the Weinstein School and holds a degree from the University of Georgia in Early Childhood Education. Marcia was the first recipient in her class to get a certificate for “Dedication and Excellence in Teaching.” Now retired, remains active in the Jewish community, and loves being a grandmother.
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