During the month of Elul we focus on Teshuva (returning to Hashem), Tefilla (prayer) and Tzedakah (charity).
Here are a few things we did in connection to Tzedakah:
Firstly, we learned that Tzedakah is not just giving MONEY to people who need it. It's giving clothes, a job, even a kind word. Its helping people in as many ways as we are able.
This is a sweet craft of friends helping friends:
Decorating a Pushkah (Tzedakah Box)- you can use any container with a lid:
Shining pennies with Q-tips and lemon juice- it took a while, and they really needed to shine the coins but the kids eventually saw results:
Counting 100 pennies to make one dollar- this is a Montessori 100's board, you can easily make one with paper/cardboard and markers. It really gives the kids a visual idea of what 100 pennies look like and that 100 pennies make one dollar:
On the 25th day of Elul, Hashem started to create the World. On the 6th day of Creation, Hashem created man. The 6th day falls out on Rosh Hashanah.
Here is a "Day's of Creation Activity Pack" I out together for my kiddo's-
You can download it HERE
You can use it together with the Shabbat Activity Pack which you can find HERE
Hope this is helpful!