In Parshas Mattos Bnei Yisroel fight a few battles and bring back the jewelry and gold from the people they conquer. We made chocolate rings out of mini-pretzel rings and non-peril chocolates.
In Parsahs Balak Bilam comes to curse Bnei Yisroel but ends up blessing them. He compares Bnei Yisroel to a beautiful garden:
Copper snake on a stick
In Parshas Shelach spies are sent to Eretz Yisroel to scout out the land. They return with some of the amazing fruits including a huge pomegranate. Pomegranate Sherbert
Parshas Beha\’aloscha reviews the way Bnei Yisroel traveled in the midbar. We made cookie satchels to represent the state of readiness and constant packing/traveling they did.
Parshas Nasso discusses the nazir and the laws that apply to him. One of the laws is not drinking wine or anything made of grapes so we made grape jelly cookies.
Parshas Bamidbar discusses how Bnei Yisroel camped and traveled. Each shavet had a unique flag so that all knew where to go.
In Parshas Bechukosai it discusses the concept of giving ma\’aser – a tenth of your produce to the kohanim. We made fruit bowls to represent the produce.
We made a shofar out of cinnamin rugelach to represent the shofar blown for the year of shmittah and yovel.