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Shabbat is our weekly gift from our Creator! It’s like 7 1/2 weeks of vacation every year.

And on the seventh day Elohim finished His work that He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work that He had done. So Elohim blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it Elohim rested from all His work that He had done in creation.  Genesis 2:2-3 ESV

This page is all about Shabbat, my best tips for getting ready, and resources for helping you enjoy the day.

Prep Day cleanup games

Friday is a great day to get the house clean. After all, who wants to spend a day relaxing, looking at a messy house and all the jobs you didn’t get done and can’t do until tomorrow? I like to employ my children to be able to get everything done. Here are some of the games I have used to keep everyone motivated.

Secret message to-do list

I make a to do list for Friday and post it on the fridge or somewhere everyone will see it. At the bottom of the page, I put a secret message hangman style, and I give them a letter every few jobs they get crossed off. The secret message is often a special movie we get to watch Friday night. It could also be a special activity or treat. This is so simple, but surprisingly motivating!

Shabbat Tips

Shabbat Snacks

Shabbat tortillas

Printable Shabbat checklist

Scavenger hunt

Shabbat tips

Prep day checklist

Prep day tips

Clean up game

Learning to be quiet


Shabbat Resources

Shabbat School curriculum

More resources

Printable book

Shabbat poem

Book review – “Planning a Successful Sabbath”

Movie review – “The 613 Commandments of Moses”

Shabbat at our house

A Great Shabbat

Meal planning and a look at our Shabbat

A praise on prep day

A peek at one of my prep days

Embrace today

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