> Grades K-2: Ethics/Mitzvot

 [Full Color]    [Family Education]
Poems by Marlena C. Thompson

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How do we teach children that mitzvot are more than just good deeds? How can we teach them to be fair, hospitable, kind, and compassionate--all in the context of Jewish practice?

These boldly alluring four-page folders help young children discover the place of the mitzvot in their lives. Eight mitzvot--one in each folder, are explained in terms children can readily grasp, using engaging questions, thoughtful activities, and evocative stories all enlivened by full-color photographs, vivid artwork, and a cheerfully colorful layout that leads playfully from one activity to the next.

A colorful Torah scroll in each folder reminds students that they are not just learning about good deeds--they are learning about mitzvot, commandments from the Torah.

Beginning readers will be encouraged by the simple poems and straightforward text, while age-appropriate illustrations hold the interest of non-readers as they follow along.


Set of 8 Folders
Folder Titles:
1. Tzedakah
2. Visit the Sick
3. Feed the Hungry
4. Save the Earth
     5. Derech Eretz
6. Welcome Guests
7. Guard Your Tongue
8. Talmud Torah

 [inside spread from Let's Discover Mitzvot]

Let's Discover Mitzvot
  • Grades K-2
  • 32 pages
  • 8½" x 11"
  • Full color
  • 57 illustrations
  • Includes activities
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  • Let's Discover God
  • The Ten Commandments (Grades 3-4)
  • Living as Partners With God (Grades 4-5)

  • Teacher's Edition
    This annotated guide provides the teacher with additional information about each mitzvah, classroom activities, questions, and topics for further discussion. The teacher can photocopy and send home to each child's family the accompanying letters with ideas for family projects and activities.

    Family Education
    The "My Family and Me" section at the end of each folder provides suggestions for parents and children who would like to undertake simple yet meaningful mitzvot at home.