Ideas to Jump-Start Your own Creative Interpretations

Ideas to Jump-Start Your own Creative Interpretations

  • Draw Hannah in prayer; decide whether or not to include Eli and God, and if so, how and where to depict them 

  • Draw a “family portrait” (realistic, stick figures, or abstract) with Elkanah, Penina and Hannah. 

  • Write a version of Hannah’s prayer in the form of a wordless melody or a song with lyrics 

  • Create a “mixtape” or playlist of songs that relate to Hannah’s story 

  • Choreograph a simple dance that expresses Hannah’s prayer, or one of your own 

  • Create a “living statue” pose that represents how you interpret Hannah’s prayer 

  • Write down one prayer you have never articulated before 

  • Write a paragraph about a personal experience you had that feels connected to Hannah’s story 

  • Summarize Hannah’s story in six words 


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Jewish Women's Archive. "Ideas to Jump-Start Your own Creative Interpretations." (Viewed on April 24, 2024) <>.