The Shabbat Box
The “Shabbat Box” (by Lesley Simpson) is the story of a boy named Ira, who has waited fourteen long weeks for his turn to take home the special Shabbat Box from school. Nothing is going to stop him, not even a bad snowstorm he has to walk through. When Ira finally gets home, he reaches into his backpack for the box but it is gone! What can Ira do? Suddenly, an old shoe box gives him an idea…
Ira makes his own Shabbat Box and that is what we are going to do too! What will be in our Shabbat Box? A challah cover, candlesticks, Kiddush cup, and challah. Over the next few weeks, we will put together our Shabbat Box using materials you can find around the house. There is no limit to creativity, imagination, style, and fun! Let’s get started…
- Shabbat Box
Shoe box (or similar box), brown kraft paper (or a brown paper bag, or construction paper, or printer paper), glue, tape, scissors, crayons, markers, stickers, sequins, buttons, feathers, and any other fun creative decorations for your box.
- Take your box and make sure it is empty and clean.
- Use your paper of choice: Kraft paper, brown bag, construction or printer paper and use it to glue/tape on to the top and all the sides of your box. This will create a clean surface for decorating.
- Decorating time! Use any and all creative items to make your Shabbat Box beautiful and wonderful to look at and use every Friday night. This could include using markers, crayons, stickers, sequins, glitter glue, feathers, buttons, etc. You can decorate not only the top of the box but the sides too!
- Label your box: “Shabbat Box”.
The next part of our Shabbat Box project is making challah covers! Until then, be creative, have fun, and stay safe and healthy!