To celebrate Rosh Hashanah, we learned all about the Jewish new year, we had one of the baby room parents come in and teach us all about it.
In preschool we learned that Rosh Hashanah is the head of the year, and we eat loads of sweet foods so we can have a sweet new year, these include pomegranate, apples and honey and other sweet treats. We also did a creative activity where we decorated card and made them into shofars which is the instrument that is on the new year.
To further learn some more information, we watched a short clip on the laptop of a family celebrating Rosh Hashanah and even got to try some special sweet bread.
Toddlers room celebrated by watching a story on why and how it is celebrated and learned that honey and pomegranate are special foods that are used. We made some honey biscuits using scales to measure and to “combine” our ingredients and also using our hands to roll our biscuits into a ball to cook. These came out very yummy and sweet. We also did a gluing and sticking activity using the Jewish symbol.
In baby room we enjoyed sharing some pomegranate during snack time together. We then did some apple printing as we learned that apples are used to help celebrate Rosh Hashanah. At teatime we also tried some sweet bread to continue our celebration.