What is Shavuot?
Shavuot is a Jewish holiday that honors one of the most important events in Israel’s history: Giving the Torah to Moses at Mount Sinai. It is, however, not a so familiar holiday for many.
If you’d like to learn more and see how printables can help you teach about that holiday, keep reading.
Shavuot is the Hebrew word for Weeks.
When is Shavuot?
The Jews celebrate Shavuot seven weeks after the first day of Passover. If you count seven weeks, you’ll get 49 days. The 50th day is Shavuot. Because of that count, this holiday is also named Shavuot Pentecost, where Pentecost means fifty in Greek.
Shavuot dates for the following ten years:
Sunset May 16, 2021 – Nightfall May 18, 2021
Sunset June 4, 2022 – Nightfall June 6, 2022
Sunset May 25, 2023 – Nightfall May 27, 2023
Sunset June 11, 2024 – Nightfall June 13, 2024
Sunset June 1, 2025 – Nightfall June 3, 2025
Sunset May 21, 2026 – Nightfall May 23, 2026
Sunset June 10, 2027 – Nightfall June 12, 2027
Sunset May 30, 2028 – Nightfall June 1, 2028
Sunset May 19, 2029 – Nightfall May 21, 2029
Sunset June 6, 2030 – Nightfall June 8, 2030
Why Celebrate Shavuot?
The Exodus celebrates Passover symbolizes the physical liberation of the Jews, and the giving of the Torah signifies spiritual redemption. Together these two events form the fulfillment of a journey and teach us that physical freedom cannot be complete without spiritual redemption.
The achievement of a complete physical and spiritual journey is the reason to celebrate Shavuot.
How to Celebrate Shavuot?
In ancient times, sheaves of barley were offered daily to the holy Temple. Farmers expected Shavuot with great hope. When it lastly got here, people would bring their first fruits to the Temple with a unique ceremony.
Nowadays, many Jews celebrate Shavuot by staying up the whole night studying and learning the Torah. At synagogue services on Shavuot early morning, the Ten Commandments read as well, as individuals reaffirm their commitment to honor and follow God’s Law.
It is common to greet people with a Happy Shavuot greeting. In Hebrew, it said – “Chag Shavuot Sameach.”
During the Shavuot feast, it is a tradition to eat dairy foods. There are several reasons for that tradition. Here are three of the most popular:
- The milk is the Torah, which nourishes the people as milk does for an infant.
- Israel is named the land of milk and honey in the Exodus book (3:8).
- The Israelites were considered as a newborn when they received the Torah.
Popular Shavuot foods consist of cheesecake, blintzes, as well as kugels.
The Seven Species And Shavuot
The period between Passover and Shavuot (March-May) is the Spring. During the Spring, we move from extreme heat to cold winds. The flowering and fruiting of the seven species take place during that period.
The seven species represent seven weeks of self-improvement and preparation for receiving the Torah. During these 49 days, the Jews count the Omer, turn to God in remorse and prayer. That’s why the seven species are linked with spiritual achievement.
- 🌾Wheat – Kindness. Expanding yourself and reaching for others.
- 🌾Barley – Restraint. Contraction, reduction, and setting boundaries.
- 🍇Grapes – Beauty. The difference between its contrary components.
- 🍇Figs – Endurance. The fig tree exhibits everlasting fruitfulness.
- 🍅Pomegranates – Glory. Thanks, respect, and recognition.
- 🫒Olives – Foundation. Like the strong stem of the olive tree.
- 🌴Dates – Kingdom. Allows everything to manifest below it.
Shavuot Activities For Kids
Welcome to our fantastic collection of Shavuot printables for kids! In this blog post, we’ll introduce you to an exciting range of resources designed to make your Shavuot celebrations engaging, educational, and fun for children of all ages. Our printables include colorful coloring pages, interactive worksheets, entertaining games, and creative crafts that will captivate your little ones while teaching them about the rich traditions of this beautiful holiday.
So, why wait? Dive in and explore our amazing selection of Shavuot printables for kids, and make this year’s celebration truly unforgettable. Click the link below to access our treasure trove of resources and let the festive fun begin!
Shavuot Coloring Pages
Coloring pages are widely used in schooling young children to increase curiosity, creativity, and teaching aid. For kids, it is easier to remember images than simply words.
Our coloring pages for Shavuot consist of images and words. This way, not only do kids learn about the Shavuot holiday, but they also learn words while coloring.
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Shavuot Activity Pages For Kids
Hey there, dedicated teachers! Are you looking for a creative, engaging, and eco-friendly way to teach your lower-grade students about the beautiful festival of Shavuot? Look no further! Planerium’s “Shavuot Activity Pages for Kids” are the perfect solution to help your students learn and enjoy the richness of Jewish customs and traditions in a fun, interactive way.
Our 4-in-1 activity sheets are packed with a variety of 13 exciting and educational activities, including:
🌾 Shavuot symbols and customs: From the Ten Commandments to harvesting wheat, explore the meaning behind these significant symbols!
Worksheets have their benefit by instructing the kids to perform a specific task. Typically, worksheets are suitable for kids who already have reading capabilities and work more independently.
Our worksheets for Shavuot consist of various tasks like reading, writing, counting, and coloring. Some come as a separate task, but on some, we combine several types of activities.
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Shavuot Memory Game
Are you searching for a captivating, entertaining, and educational game that’s perfect for Shavuot celebrations? Planerium’s “Shavuot Memory Game” is the answer! This DIY printable memory game, featuring titles in both English and Hebrew, is not only ideal for classroom activities but also a fantastic way to bond with your family during the holiday.
Our vibrant Shavuot Memory Game showcases:
🌾 The Seven Species: Explore the significance of wheat, barley, grapes, figs, pomegranates, olives, and dates as you play!
🕯️ Shavuot Symbols: Discover other meaningful symbols of the holiday while engaging in friendly competition.
🎨 Colorful, Attractive Design: Beautifully crafted illustrations will capture the attention of children and adults alike.
📐 48 Pieces, 24 Square Cards: Choose from two sets of cards – one with just images, and the other including titles in both English and Hebrew. As a bonus, you’ll also receive a front card cover!
✂️ DIY Fun: Simply print, cut out the pieces, and get ready to enjoy hours of entertainment and learning.
Games can be handy as an educational assistant as they inherently motivate the kids to achieve success.
Our games for Shavuot consist of Word Scramble, Word Search puzzle, Sudoku puzzle, and a maze. All of them include symbols and words related to Shavuot.
If you want more comprehensive and colorful teaching resources, check our Premium teaching resources for Shavuot.
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Shavuot Craft Crown
Introducing Planerium’s Shavuot Craft Crown: A Fun and Creative Way to Celebrate Shavuot with Your Little Ones!
Dear teachers and parents of Jewish kindergarten and lower-grade elementary school children, are you looking for an entertaining and hands-on activity to celebrate Shavuot in a memorable way? Planerium’s “Shavuot Craft Crown” is the perfect solution! This specially designed crown, with titles in both English and Hebrew, comes in two delightful versions: a coloring version for your child’s artistic expression and a pre-colored version for instant fun!
Our Shavuot Craft Crown offers:
👑 Customizable Design: Choose between a coloring version that allows your child to unleash their creativity or a colorful version that’s ready to wear and enjoy!
🌾 Shavuot Symbols: Both versions of the crown feature beautiful illustrations of Shavuot symbols and titles in English and Hebrew, making it the ideal accessory for the holiday.
🎨 Creative Fun: Engage your child in a hands-on activity that fosters their artistic abilities and enhances their appreciation for Shavuot traditions.
In conclusion, these Shavuot printables for kids provide a fantastic way to celebrate this beautiful holiday while engaging children in creative, educational, and entertaining activities. Don’t miss the opportunity to make this Shavuot a memorable and enriching experience for your little ones. So go ahead, explore our wide range of Shavuot printables and find the perfect resources to spark their curiosity and bring the joy of Shavuot into your home or classroom.
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