Counting The Omer Questions for Kids – Day 2

I’m sharing some questions and discussion points to talk to kids about each day of the omer. I’ve also included an affirmation each day. You can see more of these on my instagram – @jewishaffirmations

Day 2
Gevurah in Chesed
Discipline in Lovingkindness

What does discipline mean? 
Discipline when we talk about love usually means self control.
Why do you think we would need discipline / self control in love?

Imagine that you had a friend who loved giving compliments and this was the way they gave their friends love. Every day, many times in the day they give you compliments – they like your hair, they like your beanie boo, they like the drawing you did, they like… well, everything, and they always tell you!

Do you think you might get sick of that after a while?
Do you think your friend is showing self control and thinking about how you feel, if you’re starting to get annoyed by their compliments all the time?

I know sometimes when I am tired and grumpy I like to be by myself. Do you ever feel like that?

If someone comes up to you and gives you a big bear hug and lots of kisses when you’re feeling that way, does it feel like love to you? Not really – this is why it’s important that we have self control when we love people. We need to be sure that the love we’re giving people is going to be received the right way, and that it will actually make the person feel loved!

Counting The Omer Questions for Kids – Day 1

We’re counting the Omer from Pesach to Shavuot! I find the sefirot accompaniment to the Omer count to be so helpful for me personally, that I wanted to talk about it with my kids as well. Some of the topics can be a bit hard for kids though, so I’ve gone through and written myself a little script with things to say, and how to turn it into a more kid friendly topic, without watering down the ideas! I thought I’d share them here, as well as my daily affirmation (you can find them all on instagram at @jewishaffirmations ).

Day 1
Chesed of Chesed
Loving kindness of loving kindness

Love! Who loves love!? What does it feel like to be loved? Who loves you? Who do you love? How do you show them that you love them?

What does it look like to love a friend?

We know that it’s important to every person to feel loved, and that means it’s important that we show other people love! Look around – look at all the people walking past the street, or all the kids and teachers at your school. Everyone wants to be loved and to have people be kind to them.

How can you show love or kindness to someone today?