In Parshat Lech Lecha Hashem told Avraham it’s time to leave your home. Avraham was such a wise man and always listened to Hashem. So he left with his wife Sarah and went down to Eretz Canaan. But there was no food there so they left and went to Mitzrayim (Egypt). Since Avraham always listened to Hashem, Hashem told him he will have as many children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren like stars in the sky! What an amazing promise that Hashem made!
Speaking of trips we talked about many ways we can get from one place to the other. This is called transportation. We talked about different modes of transportation. Car and airplane were the favorite answers. But then we read a book Choo Choo Clickety Clack by Margaret Mayo and Alex Ayliffe. The yeladim loved the words to the book along with the eye-popping art! In the book, it mentions eleven ways to “go somewhere” as the yeladim yelled!
On the carpet we looked at different types of wheels. Some were thick and some were thin. Then we were able to paint with wheels as well! We love painting with different types of things as you know! Fingers, bark and now wheels!
The yeladim said that sometimes they drive for a “long time” in the car, just like Avraham traveled for a long time! They learned that for long trips like those in a car or airplane we make a special T’filah asking Hashem to keep us safe. This T’filah is called T’filat Haderech. After talking about so many different modes of transportation and trips we could take, The yeladim made this special T’filah for you by using watercolors for the first time in our kitah. […]