In continuation with the Torah and Tea class for my children, I will share with you a few ideas:
These boxes, I decorated with “Tea bags” folded from pretty scrapbook paper, stapled to a string and tag that reads: “Torah & Tea”!
To see how to make these “tea bags” click the following link or for a simpler design, simply cut your scrapbook paper into the ‘tea bag’ shape.
I used these boxes as a welcome gift for my kids, to keep things in it like a pencil to use for our classes, a photo of the Rebbe, white paper to write a pan. It will be a special place just for their own “Torah and Tea” things, including little pieces of card stock cut into a tea bag shape for each child to write at the end of the class something they will work on during the coming week.
The kids were so excited about these boxes and of course, they can be used for a myriad of things, as well as decorated by your kids, in so many ways.
For this first class, I demonstrated what happens when you place a tea bag into cold water (little flavor, little color, no warmth, little essence) compared to placing a tea bag into hot water (deep flavor, beautiful scent, warmth, essence brought out that warms one inside).
I explained to my kids about our hiskashrus to the Rebbe, our ability to nurture our neshoma, and the beauty in bringing out our essence by immersing ourself in the warmth of Torah, Mitzvos and Chassidus, our Rebbe and our shlichus.
It was a very interesting way to begin this class and my kids really enjoyed this moshul. (especially my three year old who was mesmerized by the purple tinted water from the “passion” Tazo flavored tea bag!…sorry, not shown here:(
Here is the outline I used for our class: