Monday, April 14, 2014

Passover


As we hope for spring to rear its head (again) with some warmer weather, we began thinking about the three important days coming up on our calendar: Passover, Easter, and Earth Day.  Today we talked about the story and traditions of Passover that we learned in chapel last week.  We sang "The Frog Song" too (check it out here) and read Happy Passover, Rosie.


Since we loved the Frog Song, we had to make frogs!  Since we began exploring the difference between 2D and 3D shapes this spring, what better way to make frogs than to turn 2D paper into 3D frogs through origami?

It took over eight steps to make them--what patience and follow-through!
Our origami frogs were hoppin' all around!
If you interested in more crafts or activities for children around Passover, you can find the origami idea and more here.

We got a delightful surprise at the end of the day--two lower school students offered to read our silly Passover story The Matzoh Ball Boy.  

Our guest readers and their attentive audience


We haven't finished the story yet, so don't tell us what happened!  Many of the children noticed a certain similarity to the Gingerbread Man stories.  We'll see...

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