After our Hebrew time together, we began thinking about why we celebrate Simchat Torah. For many kids, this was the first time they have really heard about the Torah. What is it? Why is it important for the Jewish people? Why do we celebrate Simchat Torah? Once we understood more about Simchat Torah, we began thinking about the very first parshah in Bereshit (Genesis), the first book of Moses. The very first story in the Torah talks about how the earth was created. After we heard how God created the earth, we imagined how we might do things differently. Kids created skits, drew pictures, and wrote songs about what they might have done differently. One question that came up was: is this a true story? This is a great question to talk to your kids about.