This week continues the directions for preparing the mishkan (tabernacle): we hear about the menora and its oil, the clothing of the kohanim (and kohan gadol), how to purify Aaron and his sons, and how to make the golden altar for incense.
Zachor, a three verse snippet (Shemot/Deuteronomy 25:17–19), is read the week before Purim, too–yes, this is that week! Zachor reminds us not to forget Amelek and to eradicate the evil of Amelek from the earth.
Talk about clothing: how does clothing affect us? (And this is NOT just about tzniut!)
Read about the symbolism of each of the kohen’s garments
Make and dress kohen paper dolls like this
Make a choshen (breastplate) like this (craft)
Make an edible choshen like this (crackers, peanut butter, and jelly beans)
Here’s a one minute shiur on remembering Amelek
Read about remembering and rejoicing
What kinds of ideas do you have?