Passover is a busy time in the Early Childhood. As the holiday is based around the retelling of the exodus from Egypt, you will find many explorations that are centered around story telling, dramatic play and interactive play opportunities. Common themes include Baby Moses, frogs, 10 plagues, matzah, construction/pyramids, music and puppetry. The children explored Passover activities both inside and outside of the classroom with a plethora of activities available in the Light Studio.
In the Light Studio, children could swim in the River Nile and save Baby Moshe or bake their own matzah at the Matzah Factory. Or they could take a frog for a dip in the frog pond or recreate Monet’s Waterlilies using loose parts on the light table! If that wasn't enough... they could experience engineering as they recreate 2d and 3d replicas of the Great Pyramids or even host their own Passover seder in the Light Studio cottage.
We continued the fun with various food experiences throughout the week. Children tasted hard boiled eggs, recreated one of the 10 plagues using raisins, soy nut butter and celery (Bugs on a Log), made charoset- a sweet mixture of apples, cinnamon and grape juice and baked matzah from scratch with Rabbi Schusterman and the Matzah Factory!
Each class also offered various activities within their classroom. Take a look at the pictures below to view more or visit our classroom blogs located under the CLASSROOMS tab at the top of the page.
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The Hasten Hebrew Academy of Indianapolis has been serving as a pillar of Jewish education in the Indianapolis community for over 50 years. In 1971, the school was started in response to a community need for high-quality Jewish education options. Since that time, the school has continued to evolve and advance to provide innovative education opportunities focusing on both secular and Judaic studies.
Giving Tree Early Learning is the next step in HHAI's growth to serve our community. Our Reggio inspired early education program focuses on creating not just the future leaders of tomorrow but also on creating connections both within the Jewish community and the community at large. We are excited to start this next chapter with our friends, neighbors and families as we continue to fulfill our mission of providing high quality education options for our community.