Apples for Rosh Hashanah


Apples and honey for a sweet New Year! Here’s a great musical apple lesson in correspondence with the upcoming Jewish New Year holiday, Rosh Hashanah. Enjoy!

Tucson Songstress

Happy Top 10 Tuesday and almost Happy Jewish New Year to all whom it applies to.  Rosh Hashanah brings about apple themed activities in many schools, because it occurs during the Fall time when apples are in season and because apples dipped in honey are the traditional food eaten for the holiday.  They are said to be tasty treat for a sweet new year.  I love using apples as a theme in schools, because I think it is a nice way to bridge the secular and the nonsecular, and I love embracing the season at the same, too.

In order to complete today’s activity, you will need a variety of different kinds of apples.

Apple Chart

You will also need a set of hand bells.  Here is a picture.


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The Activity

This activity is meant to be for school aged children who learning…

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About tucsonsongstress

I am a music teacher for children ages 6-weeks-old - 8th grade. I am also a camp songleader and a Jewish music specialist with and without my husband who is known as Shabbat Scott. We love singing with people of all ages all over Tucson. My "song of the day" idea originally started by playing music challenges on Facebook. I loved choosing songs, and my friends seemed to love reading and listening to my choices. I have decided to continue a daily blog (or as daily as I can manage) and tell you all some stories through some songs that have touched me either in wonderful ways or by annoying the heck out of me. Hope you all enjoy this blog! Happy singing!

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