9 Ways to Celebrate Tu B'Shevat With Kids

According to Jewish tradition, all trees share the same birthday on Tu B’Shevat. Although it's a lesser known holiday, observance of Tu B'Shevat is growing due to the rising importance of Earth stewardship. Families can celebrate by enjoying any number of activities.

Here are some of our suggestions:

Read a Book about Trees

Pick up your favorite book about nature, trees, or caring for the environment. You can see our list of Tu B'Shevat selections here.
 
Build Your Family Tree
If you received a Family Tree decal in the mail, Tu B'Shevat is a perfect opportunity to talk about your family story while playing with the decal. For more Family Tree ideas, visit our Pinterest board.
 
Listen to Music
Have a family dance party with our special Tu B'Shevat playlist.

 
Make a 'Handprint Tree'
 
This fun (and somewhat messy) hand-painting project from ChallahCrumbs.com will “blossom into a beautiful tree” for Tu B’Shevat.
 
Craft an Edible Fruit Mandala

“Tu B'Shevat is all about appreciating trees, and one of their most wonderful gifts to give people is fruit,” says Kveller.com. To symbolize that appreciation, follow these directions and make a beautiful centerpiece made of fruit.
 
Enjoy Some Tu B’Shevat Food
Use our special Tu B'Shevat Meal Plan to find fast and fun recipes to learn with all your senses. Don't feel like cooking? Try cream cheese and fig jelly on whole wheat bread--a quick and yummy Tu B'Shevat themed sandwich.
 
Make a Donation
Find and support a charitable organization that plants or cares for trees.
 
Plant Something

Is it still wintry and cold where you live? Don't worry--there are lots of great indoor activities that will help you start a garden.
 
Watch a Video

Shalom Sesame has a fantastic Tu B'Shevat playlist that features videos like this one.
 

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15 Other Things to Do for Tu B’shevat via Homeshuling

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