22 March 2012

Passover activities for kids

Amazon: Passover Box of Plagues Easter and Passover are the big Springtime holidays around here. And while Easter is well-stocked with crafts and projects, Passover...hm. On Twitter, @liasynthis asks:

Do you have any fun Passover ideas for kids? Everything's so ummm, religious. All I see are toys representing the plagues.

I can't help but giggle when I imagine kids playing with little plush locusts.  (If you're not familiar with the Passover seder, it includes a recitation the ten plagues sent as reinforcement for Moses's request to the pharoh to let his people go).

Here are a few places to start:

Kaboose: Passover: Crafts, activities, recipes and printables. Lots of great items kids can make to use in the seder. Plus a "parting of the Red Sea" craft!

Chabad.org: Passover for Kids: Great place for kids to learn more about Passover, plus plenty of fun stuff to do.

Kosher4Passover: Passover for Kids: Simple list of activities and puzzles. Thanks for the pointer, @NWRugs!

Kveller: "A Jewish twist on parenting." More than activities -- an entire Jewish parenting community.

Who else has Passover crafts and activities to share? Let us know in the comments!

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Emily Sper's Passover: Go Fish is excellent!
http://www.emilysper.com

I started looking more after I posted the ? on twitter - I guess I challenged myself. I found this page which has some decent links
http://www.kveller.com/traditions/Holidays/Passover.shtml?KVTR
Too bad Matzah is brown - it would probably be sacrilegious to dye the egg that's on the seder plate :(

http://www.creativejewishmom.com/holiday-pesachpassover/

Love the bottlecap frogs. We have plague finger puppets BTW. :)Lots of fun ideas to decorate a glass for Elijah. We do some egg-themed "Easter" crafts--eggs are for Passover too!

There's a Jewish homeschooling Yahoo group called chevra. I can see we'll get a lot there in the future. People post a bunch of holiday links & stuff.

Our local pottery-painting place has seder plate to paint. Kind of pricey, but then you have it forever.

I follow a blog loving beautiful

Great ideas, can't wait to try them out!

www.ChallahCrumbs.com is full of great Passover crafts, activities and recipes. Specifically their section entitled "Daily Crumbs" -- offers cute little tips for the Seder -- perfect for a ParentHacker!

We also have some great kids ideas including our "engaging kids and adults together at your seder" supplement (which includes craft ideas) http://www.jewishboston.com/279-jewishboston-com/blogs/3306-download-our-free-guide-to-engaging-kids-and-adults-together-at-your-seder

Hi there! I am a Jewish kids book illustrator, and I regularly post Jewish coloring page---you can see my new PAssover one here: http://annkoffsky.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/sedercoloring1.jpg

Great activities for kids and funny ways to spend a nice time with them! i will take them into account, thanks!

We made a homemade Seder placemat at InCultureParent:
http://www.incultureparent.com/2012/03/passover-craft-seder-placemat/

It served as both a learning tool for the little ones plus was colorful and fun!

Wow! cool!
I am quite new in passover this year. That’s why looking for something interesting. Really got something special from you here.
Wishing you a happy Passover.
You can take a look at this passover message: goo.gl/lFsMZ on this celebration. Very unique one.

You know, Tiffani -- when I read lists like this I try to keep in mind that I don't have to do everything ALL AT ONCE. It's sort of like the list is the destination and I'm a few miles away, taking small steps but in the right direction.

Love the bottlecap frogs. We have plague finger puppets BTW. :)Lots of fun ideas to decorate a glass for Elijah. We do some egg-themed "Easter" crafts--eggs are for Passover too!

There's a Jewish homeschooling Yahoo group called chevra. I can see we'll get a lot there in the future. People post a bunch of holiday links & stuff.

La Pascua es una gran actividad para los niños es interesante, los padres y los niños deben ir a un buen momento.

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