Hebrew Alphabet and Acrostic

Hebrew-alphabet

My children learned the Hebrew alphabet and made a beautiful poster with each of the Hebrew letters illuminated. We also made index cards for each letter, practicing the sounds of the letters. It’s fun to listen to Hebrew being spoken.

For the poster, you will need a large white poster board, markers or crayons, and a pencil. You can look up the Hebrew alphabet online. My friend Evonne Mandella sells lots of inexpensive Hebrew materials for teaching your children. I used her materials to teach my own children, and we loved her humor and exuberance in teaching the language.

When we studied Psalm 119, the longest Psalm, we realized that the Psalm was an acrostic, with the Word of God described with each letter of the Hebrew alphabet. You can do this same activity with your kids by writing the English alphabet and coming up with a word or phrase that describes the Word of God. The psalmist David loved the Word of God with such intensity that he created this beautiful piece of music to describe the Word of God. I wish I could hear Psalm 119 the way it was sung by David!

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8 Responses to “Hebrew Alphabet and Acrostic”

  1. Love this idea! We are always looking for ways to add Hebrew learning to our homeschool. Thank you!

  2. Julie says:

    Susan, What a FUN activity! I use to homeschool my kids (they are all grown up now) and that would have been a great activity for them. I will save it for my grandchildren. What a great way to learn about God. Thank you!!

    • Susan says:

      I would love to be able to read the ancient Hebrew Bible, to know the nuances of the original language. This is a good step in the right direction, to learn the sounds of the alphabet and some words in Hebrew.

  3. Beautifully done and the instructions are super easy to follow!

    Great project!

  4. Renee says:

    I love that you are teaching your children a different language. It is really important, and will help later on with their education and developmental milestones. Learning 2 languages can also help improve memory.

    • Susan says:

      Yes, learning foreign languages is always good for cognitive development in children, and I especially love Hebrew because people from Scripture (the Old Testament) spoke it!

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