Whether you’re new or a veteran of observing the biblical fall feasts in your home, chances are you could use a few resources to help. Although the Bible should always be our number one book of reference, sometimes it helps having a few helpers to guide us along the way. This blog post is one huge round-up of resources that you can use to help your family observe these wonderful appointed times.
What are the biblical fall feasts?
I get into great detail here, but in a nutshell there are three appointed times that God commissioned Israel to observe during the Fall season. First is Yom Teruah, also known as the Feast of Trumpets, Day of Sounding, and/or the Day of Remembrance. A shofar is typically blown; however, if you don’t have one, you can always use your voice.
The second fall feast is Yom Kippur, also known as the Day of Atonement. Most believers fast this day, but there are also other ways to observe it. Last but not least, Sukkot. Sukkot is also called the Feast of Tabernacles and is by far most Torah Pursuants favorite feast “day” (more like week). This feast is celebrated for an entire week and is packed with food, fellowship, and lots of fun worship.
Helpful Blog Posts to Help You Observe the Biblical Fall Feasts
Below are several blog posts written by me and several other sisters in Messiah. You’ll find a variety of ideas and tips for celebrating Yah’s special appointed times in your home and with your family.
Fall Feasts in General
Practical Ways to Observe the Fall Feasts helps you easily incorporate them in your home and gives you lots of ideas if you have children. There are ideas and resources mentioned for each of the 3 fall feasts.
I believe you’ll enjoy reading this Fresh Perspective on the Biblical Holidays by Land of Honey. She shares a unique take on how most believers are already keeping some type of holiday during this season, so why not take a look at Yah’s appointed times?
Here are 6 Things You Can Do to Get Ready for the Fall Feasts. They’re practical, inexpensive, and simply fun.
If you’re a gift giver then you’ll enjoy these Fall Feast Gift Ideas!
Dig into the Roots of the Fall Feasts with this post by Garden in Delight. She gives key points and lots of scriptural details to help you see the connections and symbolism found within each feast.
Yom Teruah (Feast of Trumpets) Blog Posts
The Trumpet Will Sound is a beautiful post about the meaning behind the trumpet. Diane also goes into details about the importance of Christians understanding the monumental times and prophecies behind Yah’s feast days.
Each family has their own unique ways of observing the biblical fall feasts and this Torah Family Living’s view of Yom Teruah from 2016. Heidi also gives scriptures that can be read and crafts to do for this feast.
There is definitely a Significance of the Shofar during this feast day and this post explains it!
Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) Blog Posts
Diane also gives a great perspective to Yom Kippur in her post, What is the Day of Atonement?. She sheds light on this feast day from a Jewish perspective and gives practical advice and tips for Christians looking to observe this important appointed time.
Yom Kippur is often spent with time dedicated toward prayer and repentance. This Prayer of Confession by Torah Family Living is the perfect one to print, recite, and reflect on during this time.
Here’s a nice little roundup of Activities for the Day of Atonement.
I love how Yvie includes books with talking about this feast day. Children’s books can really help teach about hard-to-understand concepts.
Sukkot Blog Posts
Sukkot: The Feast of Vulnerability is a must-read post. Heidi shares how this feast is the perfect way to honor our Heavenly Father and how He also protects us!
People do many things during Sukkot from camping to Rving. If you’re looking for some Sukkot Inspiration, Land of Honey has you “covered” (LOL) in this post.
Here’s a Checklist of Ideas and Fun Traditions for Sukkot from Homeschooling Torah!
From books and food to activities and crafts, Homeschool on the Range gives all that and some in this post about Sukkot.
If you’re more of a video watcher, my friend Amy from Torah Sisters has a playlist of videos sharing how she observes the fall (and spring) feasts. Check it out here!
Activities for the Biblical Fall Feasts
Arts, crafts, and activities have always helped children have fun and learn at the same time. As an adult, I find myself gleaning from these as well! Below are some pretty cool resources to do with your kiddos this fall feast season.
Feast of Trumpets (Yom Teruah)
Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur)
Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot)
- Tabernacle Coloring Page
- Sukkot Scavenger Hunt
- Decorate Your Sukkah
- Edible Sukkah Ideas & Recipes
- Sukkah Picture Frame
- Sukkot Lapbook
More Resources to Help You Observe the Biblical Fall Feasts
From activity books and workbooks to coloring books, guides, and the like – these are reusable resources to help bring the feasts to life in your home. They are all reasonably priced and have been created by Messianic believers. It is our desire to help you learn about the Father’s appointed times.
Biblical Fall Feasts in General
- Learning About Biblical Feasts: A Study Guide for Children & Families
- My First Torah (perfect for teaching children about Torah)
- Fall Feasts Activity Book
- Beginners Fall Feasts Activity Book
- Fall Feasts Activity Book (Ages 6-12)
- Feast Poster (FREE)
- Feast of Trumpets Mini Unit (FREE)
Journaling Through the Holy Days (free for a limited time!)
Have you ever considered journaling through the Holy Days? These special appointed times designed by our Heavenly Father are much more than laws, commandments, and instructions. They are strategic moments in time when big things happened in that past and continue to happen in the present. Yah’s Holy Days also point to some incredible events that will happen in the future.
To help us grow in our faith this (and future) Holy Day season(s), I created this Yah-inspired journal.
More About Journaling Through the Holy Days
Fall Feasts & Biblical Terms Explained
With these being less common than holidays that I shall not name, it can be overwhelming understanding what the Holy Days are to begin with. This journal includes a breakdown of the three Fall Feasts, when they’re held on the Hebrew and Gregorian calendar, and definitions of terms most used.
Using the REAP Study Method
I decided to include a REAP method template in this journal because it invites you to dig deeper into individual Scriptures and passages. By reading, examining, applying, and praying – you’re sure to grow deeper in your faith and closer with Heavenly Father. There is a uniquely designed template for each of the Holy Days.
Misconceptions About the Feast Days
Included in this journal is a snippet from this page that talks about common misconceptions when it comes to observings Yah’s Holy Days. If you’re not new to keeping Yah’s feast, it can simply serve as a reminder to stay on the straight and narrow. If you are new to observing the Holy Days, these pages will help you navigate many thoughts and beliefs you currently have about them.