The sukkah, a booth or hut modeled after the temporary wilderness dwellings that the ancient Israelites lived in thousands of years ago, traveling from the slavery of Egypt toward the freedom of Israel. For seven days, the sukkah is the place to be. People eat, sleep, and enjoy time with family and friends under its sparsely thatched roof. If your family doesn’t have the space to build a sukkah outside, try making a sukkah fort in your living room.
2018 QUICK GUIDE TO CELEBRATING SUKKOT WITH KIDS
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Blankets or sheets
Friends — humans, stuffed animals, dolls…anyone you like to hang out with!
Use the couch cushions, pillows, and blankets to make a fort-style sukkah right in your own living room. Make it big or small, as long as there is room for friends inside. Practice welcoming your guests by inviting them into the sukkah, making them comfortable, and offering them something to eat or drink. Before you put the pillows away, have a family picnic dinner inside your sukkah!
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Want to learn more about Sukkot?
Visit PJ Library’s Everything You Need to Teach Your Kids About Sukkot page.
August 30, 2018