One of the reasons we make crafts each week is so that we can learn to bless others with the things our hands have made. We think you’ll probably agree with us that just filling our homes with paper isn’t a very good use of time and resources.
However, this week we have two crafts that are intended as learning devices, to help your children remember the works of creation. You may wish to have your children present these crafts to some elderly people in your congregation or a local nursing home, giving a short “teaching” about the days of creation and what they learned in this week’s Torah portion. On the other hand, you might wish to keep these crafts at home in a notebook or on display so that your children will remember what they have learned.
Creation Wheel Craft — This simple “wheel” will help your children remember what YHWH created on each day of the first week.
“Create in Me a Clean Heart” — This craft is taken from Psalm 51:10. When YHWH created Man, He created him without sin and perfect. How did Man’s sin harm God’s creation? What personal sins do we struggle with? How does YHWH create a new heart within us? See also 2 Corinthians 5:17.