The Harvest Celebration of Sukkot

The Harvest Celebration of Sukkot

This year our garden was overflowing with gourds the children had planted last spring.  Our home-grown gourds now decorate our classrooms, serve as produce in our classroom “farm market,” provide many opportunities for painting and drawing activities, and even supply additional building materials for block constructions.  However, by far the children’s favorite Sukkot activity is gathering inside our indoor sukkah for songs and stories.  It is indeed a magical space enclosed by fabric walls and lit only by the overhead twinkling lights.  We are always reluctant to take it down, and each fall leave it up far beyond the end of Sukkot!