Observing the biblical spring feasts with kids can be such a fun and memorable time. A couple years ago I wrote a post about practical ways to observe the fall feasts, so it’s only natural that I write one about observing the spring feasts. Here are some quick tips for making these moments in history a reality for your kids.
What are the Biblical Spring Feasts?
There are four biblical spring feasts.
This takes place in the Hebrew month of Aviv (or Nisan), which falls between March and April on the Gregorian calendar. Biblical reference can be found in Exodus 34:26 and Leviticus 23:10-14. It is considered a Sabbath in which no work is to be done.
This takes place directly after Passover, falling on Aviv (Nisan) 15-22. Again, this will be between March and April on the Gregorian calendar. Biblical references for this feast day can be found in Exodus 23:15, Leviticus 23:6, and Numbers 28:17. It’s also a Sabbath, which means you get the day off from work (on the first and last day!).
This feast day is known as the beginning of the harvest season. It falls on Aviv/Nisan 16-17. Biblical references are found in Exodus 34:26 and Leviticus 23:10-14. Just like the other two feast days, this is also a Sabbath and no work is to be done.
This is the feast of weeks and comes 50 days after First Fruits – on Sivan 6-7. Learn more about this feast day in Exodus 34:22, Leviticus 23:15-16, Acts 2:1, Acts 20:16, and 1 Corinthians 16:8. It is another Sabbath, which means another day off from work!
5 Easy Ways to Observe the Biblical Spring Feasts with Kids
Now that we know what the feast days are, how do we make them fun for kids? Here are five practical ways to observe the biblical spring feasts with kids.
Make an interactive notebook.
This is something I’ve personally done with my kids. I’ve also taught a course in my homeschool Facebook group (Outta’ Box Homeschooling Community), but you can access the replay here (it’s FREE)! You’ll be given all the printable materials needed to help your child make a memorable interactive notebook.
Do arts and crafts.
Arts and crafts are always a hit with kids. There are many you can do for the spring feasts. Find my Pinterest board here, but for now, below are a few of my favorites:
Put together a reenactment performance.
It’s always fun to put on plays, and with the spring feasts (especially Passover), it’s just as fun. Using the scriptural account, you’ll need a Moses, some people, and a plague printable. You can have a storyteller and then have your kids reenact what is being read.
Give your kids coloring pages.
Who doesn’t love a good coloring page? Even as an adult, I find it pretty therapeutic to color. Bible Pathway Adventures has some pretty awesome coloring pictures that are all free. Consider turning these into a keepsake by putting them in a notebook!
Have a spring feasts family bible study.
You can never go wrong with having a family-wide bible study about the spring feasts. The littles can listen to scripture being read, while the older ones journal about what’s taught. It also makes for great conversations! Here is a Shavuot Torah study!
You don’t have to be “Jewish” to observe any of God’s appointed times. In fact, if you are a believer in Yeshua (Jesus), you are part of God’s royal family. This means anything He has established is for you! This includes observing His feast days. If you’d like more understanding on the feast days and other hot (Torah) topics, click here.