Tu B’shvat 2019 starts at sunset on Sunday, January 20. Tu Bishvat ends the night of Monday, January 21. In this post, you’ll find a bunch of 2019 Tu Bishvat activities for the whole family.
What is Tu Bishvat (or Tu B’Shevat)?
On the 15th day of Shevat (a Hebrew month), Jews celebrate this Jewish holiday. It’s the celebration of the New Year for Trees. During this time is when the trees start blooming in Israel and begin the fruit-bearing cycle. In Israel, there are tree planting events and activities. In celebration of Tu Bishvat, we eat fruit such as dates, figs, pomegranates, grapes, and olives. The Jewish blessing over the fruit is
Baruch Atah A-donay, Elo-heinu Melech ha’olam borei pri ha-etz.
(Blessed are you, lord our God, king of the universe, who created the fruit of the tree.)
Using these various Tu Bishvat activities you can help kids celebrate. Since some people have Tu Bishvat seders, I included some links to kid-friendly Tu B’shevat Seders.
Tu Bishvat Activities For Kids
With these Tu B’Shevat Coloring Pages, you can learn about the Jewish holiday.
Tu Bishvat Activity Pages for Kids
If you are looking for Tu Bishvat activities for kids, then you’ll want to take a look at these free activity pages.
- Tu Bishvat Crossword Puzzle and Word Search
- Recycled Crafts
- Torah Tots Word Find
- Tu B’ishvat Online Greeting Cards
- Online scavenger hunt lesson for Tu B’shvat – grades 3-6
- 5 Cool Tu Bishvat Activities for Kids from the Jewish Hostess
- Holiday Tu B’Shevat Crafts from Creative Jewish Mom
Tu B’ Shvat Seders Online
For Tu Bishvat seders online, follow the links below.
- TREESource Tu B’Shvat Seders and Resources by The JNF
- Tu B’Shvat Seder for Very Young Children by The Lookstein Center– Seder for young kids ages 3 -5
- Seeds of Hope: A Babaganewz Seder for Tu B’shevat – Printable Seder
- 3 Tu Bishvat Haggadahs for Kids – PDF TuBishvat Family Friendly Haggadas
Tu Bishvat Kids Books
In addition to Tu Bishvat activities, there are a variety of Tu Bishvat kids books.
Tu B’Shevat Games, Music, Activities, and More – For Purchase
If you are looking for some games, music, and more, then check out these links.
- (Hashkadia) Mp3 Music download
- Enjoy Fun Activities, Plant a Tree & Celebrate with a Tu B’Shevat Seder
- Shalom Sesame Jewish Children’s DVD – Grover Plants A Tree
- Jigsaw Puzzle 30pc by Melissa & Doug
- And more Tu Bishvat goodies for purchase here.
For more posts on Jewish holidays, go here.