Fun Passover activities for kids
This time of year, while many kids are dreaming of the Easter Bunny and dyeing eggs pastel colors, others are celebrating Passover. This Jewish holiday, which celebrates the freeing of the Jews from slavery in Egypt, lasts for eight days. Typically, Jewish families celebrate Passover with a Seder, which includes delicious foods, songs, and a reading of the Passover story.
Here are some ways to celebrate Passover, beginning the evening of March 25th this year, with your family:
1. Use the following links to teach your kids about Passover:
- About Jewish Passover at Apples4theTeacher.com
- Passover at BBC
- The Story of Moses at Apples4theTeacher.com
- Passover Guide for Kids at Chabad.org
2. Here are a few Passover games to play:
- Play Seder Jeopardy at SederFun.com
- Try the Hogwarts Seder (It’s a fun excuse for good behavior.) at SederFun.com
- Matzah Facts at TheJewishFederation.org
- Play Eli’s Matzah Grabber at Chabad.org
3. Make a few crafts with the kids:
- Make a cardboard tube Moses. Have more than one kid? Let each one make his own version.
- Create parchment commandments. This is fun AND educational.
- Prefer more practical crafts? Make these Seder placemats.
- Show off fresh flowers in a Passover vase you make with your kids.
4. Ready for some tasty Passover treats? Here’s a few sure to please the whole family. Let your kids help you make them!
- Passover Rolls–Eat them as-is or add a delicious filling
- Chocolate-Covered Macaroons–Homemade, fresh and chocolate–Oh my!
- Matzo Granola–Use your favorite dried fruit.
- Dried Pineapple Flowers–They’re pretty and yummy!
The above ideas are just some of the many ways you can enjoy a wonderful Passover celebration with your family. Interested in additional fun? The following links lead to pages with tons of ideas for celebrating Passover:
- Perfectly Passover: A Dozen Ideas to Help Make Your Holiday More Fun Than Ever
- Passover Printables and Worksheets
- Passover Craft Books
- Games and Tips for the Seder
- How to Survive a Seder With Kids
- Passover Crafts and Activities
- Passover Recipes
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