In the Torah we read in Bereshit 15:5, "And He (YHVH) brought him (Abraham) forth abroad, and said: 'Look now toward heaven, and count the stars, if you are able to count them." And He said to him, 'So shall your seed be.'"
Now I ran across some snow globes at a local craft store and also an idea another fabulous mommy had posted for star globes for this parsha. I thought the wonderment of this particular craft project would capture my precious children's hearts yet again for our Heavenly Father.
Depending on your budget, there are many options for implementing this craft project in your home or shul. Craft stores have many plastic snow globe options if you have one or two little ones to accommodate, but also the dollar stores carry glass containers as well if you are looking to do these for a class setting like I did. Here was my supply list:
This project is extremely simple. First, fill the glass jar with water to the brim (almost to overflowing so you can to reduce the air pocket when you flip it over). Next, let the children pick the color they feel Abraham saw in the sky the night Abba revealed this special promise. Drop food coloring in the water and mix gently. Then allow the children to sprinkle the glitter and star confetti into the water carefully. Once the children are finished, super glue the lid on tightly to the glass jar. Finally, flip your star globe over and label it with the memory verse and stickers! Here are some of my family's happy faces upon completion and don't forget to shine brightly this week everyone!