Passover was a holiday that I learned to appreciate as I got older. Once I wasn’t the youngest at the table and could pass singing the four questions on to my little sister.
For me, Passover was an incredibly long dinner with one big chance at a cash prize— the reward for finding the afikomen. At which point, I would have to negotiate with my Uncle and play serious hardball.
But I don’t remember doing any Passover related crafts or activities during the week long holiday.
Probably because my mother didn’t have the internet at her disposal to get any ideas.
My daughter is much luckier.
Here are eight ideas for fun activities you can do with your kids to celebrate Passover.
Bag of Plagues 1 of 8One of the best parts of the sedar is the reading of the ten plagues. Make it even more fun for kids by assembling goodie bags with items to represent each of the plagues. Plus it will be something to keep them entertained throughout dinner.
Found onMartha Stewart
Bake Chocolate Macaroons 2 of 8My mom always bought Manischewitz macaroons but why not bake them yourself with your kids?
Get the recipe onRecipe.com
Create a Sedar Plate 3 of 8There are tons of options for decorating a sedar plate depending on how accident prone your kid is. For my daughter, I'd go with paper plates, cupcake liners and crayons.
Found onParent Dish
Decorate an Afikomen Bag 4 of 8This is probably one of the easiest crafts imaginable. Make a paper or fabric envelope and then decorate with markers, glitter, stickers, the works.
Compete with Cadbury Creme Eggs Head On 5 of 8The only way to beat Easter is at it's own game. Chocolate covered matzoh is delicious but add some caramel into the action and it's tough to beat.
Get the recipe onDavid Lebovitz
Matzoh House 6 of 8As a kid, I was always envious of famililes who made gingerbread houses at Christmas time. I wish my mom had thought of Matzoh Houses back then!
Found onLil Sugar
Decorate Elijah’s Cup 7 of 8Take a plastic goblet and let your child decorate with stickers, glue and paper cut-outs.
Matzoh Farfel 8 of 8One of my favorite things about Passover was Matzoh Farfel in the morning- basically Matzoh pieces in scrambled eggs. I have no idea why we never ate it at any other point in the year except to make sure it remained a special Passover morning treat.
Picture found onflickr
Have a Happy Passover!