Baruch Ata Adonai Elohenu Melech HaOlam Sheasah li kol tzarkey –Blessed Are You Holy One, Sovereign of Time and Space, Who Provides For All My Needs. This is a morning blessing that you say to be thankful for having all you need.
Think about all of the things you have. Each day this week, consider one of things that you have and then do the activity to show your appreciation.
- Toys/Dolls: How do you appreciate the wonderful things you have? Write a thank you note to someone who has given you something you treasure.
- Food: Look in your pantry at all the food you have. Donate canned goods to a soup kitchen or pantry.
- House/Shelter: How many rooms are in your house? Help keep your house clean. Can you sweep the floor? Wipe the counter? Put away your toys? Make sure your laundry is in the basket
- Bed/Blankets: What makes your bed cozy? Enjoy a PJ Library book with your mom or dad in your bed tonight. Try this shema pillowcase activity.
- Clothes: Today is a good day to set aside clothing that you have outgrown. Hand it down to someone who needs it, a cousin, a friend, or a shelter.
- Friends: Make a list of your favorite friends. Invite one over for a playdate. Take a picture or draw one of you and your friend. Send it to us.
- Family: What is something your family loves to do? Take a picture or draw one of your family’s favorite activity.
The Shecheyanu blessing is said when you do something for the first time, when you reach a milestone. This week, make a Shecheyanu book to honor your “firsts.” Choose 7 of the following prompts and create your very own book! Draw your own pictures or use photos from those moments and staple the pages together to make a “Shecheyanu” book!
- My first day of school
- My first friend
- My first vacation
- My first food
- My first Chanukah
- My first trip to the zoo
- My first Purim costume
- My first tooth
- My first trip to a restaurant
- My first Passover seder
Gabi and Rafael teach us how to be grateful and recognize the good in our lives in this episode of “Shaboom!” – the wonderful BimBam series about Jewish values for kids and their families. The parent version of this episode can be found here.