Multiple Ways to be Joyful


Everyone can be joyful on Sukkot and Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah with this collection of activities. Choose from multiple possibilities that invite participants to move, think, sing, interact, and more.

Dr. Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences suggests that learners approach content through a variety of modalities. Gardner asserts that the realization of different approaches to learning should empower learners to explore the world through multiple avenues. Use the following activities to celebrate Sukkot and Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah in a variety of ways.

This collection of activities includes classroom and home Sukkot ideas for every type of learner. Educators can use this collection to write unique lesson plans tailored to the specific learning demographics of their classrooms.

Additional Sukkot and Simchat Torah resources are available from here.

Over 35 unique Sukkot and Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah activities sorted into 9 intelligence types:

  • Logical/Mathematical
  • Verbal/Linguistic
  • Visual/Spatial
  • Musical/Rhythmic
  • Body/Kinesthetic
  • Naturalistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Intrapersonal
  • Existential



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