Yosef is the apple of his father's eye, and Yaakov makes him a beautiful coat of many colors. We made our own version this week.
- 1 sheet of white paper
- streamers or tissue paper of a variety of colors cut into squares
- glue stick
Having a tissue paper coat wasn't enough for us, we wanted a real life multi-color garment, so we tried our hand at tie dye. It was a first for my daughter and me, so definitely a learning experience.
- white t-shirt
- elastic bands
- tie dye colors
- ziplock bag
Yosef's 2 Dreams
Yosef has two dreams, one about wheat and the other about stars. In his first dream, there are 12 bushels of wheat and suddenly his rises up, while the other bushels bow down to it. In the second dream, the sun, moon, and stars bow down to him. This was a craft my friend sent me, so unfortunately I don't have a link for the templates, but you can find the pictures in clipart.
- a sheet of construction or cardstock paper
- cotton balls
- star stickers
- a picture of the sun, moon, and 12 bushels of wheat, and 2 big empty blurbs for each dream
12 Tribes: Playing with Dolls
My daughter has quite the doll collection, this seems to be a popular birthday gift for a preschooler and she is happy to receive 2 or 3 at each birthday. She enjoyed dressing up her dolls (and some stuffed animals) and then practiced singing the tribe's names and acting out scenes from the parsha.