Tu B’Shvat, traditionally known as the New Year of the Trees, falls this year on February 9-10. Here are some of the most popular songs and videos marking the day. You can also check out our Tu B’Shvat playlist for even more songs.
We start with this excellent roundup of the top Israeli songs for Tu B’Shvat. It starts with “Hashkedia Porachat”, perhaps the best known Tu B’Shvat song, and then moves into “Kach Holchim Hashotlim” and other early Zionist songs.
Other Israeli kids songs for Tu B’Shvat:
Kol Hagan Lavash Lavan:
Ki Tavou El Haaretz:
On Tu b’Shvat – Morah Leah:
Plant a Tree for Tu B’Shvat, by Debbie Friedman:
Choni the Circle Maker:
This cartoon tells the talmudic tale of Choni HaMeagel, who challenged G-d to end a drought with rain, and then fell asleep for 70 years, to see his grandchildren eating from a date tree he had planted.
The Tu B’Shvat Seder:
Many people celebrate Tu B’shvat by hosting or attending a seder. The Tu B’shvat seder celebrates trees and its fruit. This video will teach you everything you need to know!
And finally, a more serious discussion for kids about the history and background of Tu B’Shvat:
What videos would you add to this list? Leave your comments below.
Happy Tu B’Shvat, everyone!