Tu B'Shevat Celebration
Although, we had mountains of snow here,Tu B'Shevat marks the beginning of spring in Israel and is marked by the flowering of the almond tree.
It is the Jewish Earth Day has been traditionally a holiday where Israeli school children plant trees and clean up the environment.
We also affirm our connection with Israel by eating the foods mentioned in the Bible called the"Seven Species."
Wheat, barley, grapes (wine), figs, olives (oil), pomegranates, dates (used to make honey) were the seven staple foods during Biblical times.
For more background on the holiday and some craft and baking ideas to enjoy with your children please check out the following sites:
Seven species food art
What to eat and recipes for Tu B'Shevat
Pinterest craft ideas