Shavuot With Kids: The 10 Commandments


In this Shavuot project, each of the 10 fingers becomes a place holder for one of the 10 Commandments. This project makes an attractive finished piece, helps students learn the 10 Commandments, and provides a jumping off point for discussion about the ways in which we hold mitzvos in our hands and our hearts.

For younger students, this may be a conversation about literal ways we fulfill the 10 Commandments with our hands – baking Shabbat challah, for example.

For older students, study of text from Vahavta is fitting. “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart…..” “You shall bind them as a sign upon your hand….”.

Additional Shavuot resources are available from here.

A lesson plan for an art project with young children, as well as an option for an additional text study with older students.

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