Lag B'Omer is one of our favorite holidays to celebrate with children. There are fires, food, and celebrations. My family always grills dinner, lights a fire in the firepit and roasts marshmallows, and reads Sadie's Lag Ba'Omer Mystery.
Lag B’Omer is a minor Jewish holiday that occurs on the 33rd day of the Omer, the 49-days between Passover and Shavuot. Many Jews do not cut their hair or celebrate weddings during the Omer count, as it commemorates the time between Passover and getting the 10 commandments at Shavuot. Lag B’Omer, is the one exception during this time. There are no specific rituals for Lag B'Omer but customs include making bonfires that celebrate Jewish resistance to oppression, having a haircut, or getting married.
To commemorate the bonfires, we created a bonfire craft!
→ 1 White sheet of paper
→ 1 brown sheet of paper (or a brown crayon or marker!)
→ Red, Yellow and Orange washable paint
→ From your brown sheet of paper cut or tear out firewood shaped pieces.
→ Glue these to the bottom of your white sheet of paper to make the base of your bonfire.
→ Next, get messy! Onto a washable surface, pour a quarter sized amount of your paint colors.
Dip your hands into the paint and then use your hand prints to create the flames on your fire.
Here is one Hendrix, 3, created for you to see as an example!