Tu B’shvat 2018 starts at sunset on Tuesday, January 30. Tu Bishvat ends the night of Wednesday, January 31.
What is Tu Bishvat (or Tu B’Shevat)?
This Jewish Holiday is on the 15th day of Shevat (a Hebrew month). It’s the celebration of the New Year for Trees. This is when the trees start blooming in Israel and begin the fruit-bearing cycle. In Israel, there are tree planting events and activities. Tu Bishvat is celebrated by eating fruit such as dates, figs, pomegranates, grapes, and olives. The 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.)
Here are some various activities to help kids celebrate Tu Bishvat. Some people even have sedars for this holiday, so I included some links to kid friendly Tu B’shevat Sedars.
Tu B’Shevat For Kids
Tu B’Shevat Coloring Pages
Activity Pages for Kids
- 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
- TREESource Tu B’Shvat Seders and Resources by The JNF
- Tu B’Shvat Seder for Very Young Children by The Lookstein Center– Tu Bishvat Seder for young kids ages 3 -5
Seeds of Hope: A Babaganewz Seder for Tu B’shevat – Printable Tu Bishvat Seder
- 3 Tu Bishvat Haggadahs for Kids – PDF TuBishvat Family Friendly Haggadas
Tu Bishvat Kids Books
Tu B’Shevat Games, Music, Activities, and More – For Purchase
- Tu Bishvat (Hashkadia) Mp3 Music download
- Tu B’Shevat for Kids! Enjoy Fun Tu B’Shevat Activities, Plant a Tree & Celebrate with a Tu B’Shevat Seder
- Shalom Sesame Jewish Children’s DVD – Grover Plants A Tree
- Tu B’Shvat Jigsaw Puzzle 30pc by Melissa & Doug
- Minor Jewish Holidays,
Hanukkah, Tu B’av, Tu Bishvat, Lag Baomer, 19 Kislev, Sigd, Isru Chag, Mimouna, Pesach Sheni, 11 Nissan, Tu Bishvat Seder, White House Hanukkah Party by Hephaestus Books
- The Tu Bishvat Song by Debbie Friedman MP3 Download
- And more Tu Bishvat goodies for purchase here.