Posts Tagged "passover"

Build A Matzah House for Passover

Celebrate Passover with a fun-filled kids’ activity! Think gingerbread house building – Passover style. Instead of sheets of cookies, swap in matzah. Check out the creative ways your kids can build their own “matzah houses” and try out these easy tips. What You’ll Need Obviously, you’ll need matzah. Keep the sheets whole, letting your child break them in half or into pieces for building. You’ll also need something to hold the matzah walls (and roof) together. You can go one of two ways here – sweet or savory. If you chose sweet, frosting, cream cheese or honey will work. If...

Passover Seder Fun for Kids

The Seder is a major part of the Passover celebration. That said, sitting at the table for what could be hours isn’t always easy for young children. You want to include the little ones in your holiday meal and give them a start in their Jewish education. But, you also don’t want to hear the whines and complaints when they’re forced to sit as the adults leisurely dine. What can you do to make the Passover Seder fun for your children? Check out these kid-friendly holiday meal ideas! The Four Questions Asking the four questions is an important part of...

Passover Afikoman Craft for Kids

As part of the Passover Seder families hide the afikoman – a piece of matzah that is saved for after the meal. Traditionally, the afikoman is wrapped in a cloth or napkin and placed aside during dinner. Adding to the holiday fun, the adults can hide the wrapped piece of matzah for the children to find. Make hiding the afikoman even more fun and have the kids create their own Passover ‘napkin’ to hold the matzah. How? Grab some craft felt and make a reusable afikoman holder to take out every year on the Passover holiday! Materials: Craft felt (choose...

Chocolate-Covered Matzah Recipe

Celebrate Passover with a sweet treat! Sure, you already eat matzah during this Jewish holiday. But, what else can you do with it? You can add a few eggs and fry it. Or, you can turn it into a dessert. If matzah and dessert don’t seem to go together, think again. Get the family together for this easy-to-make holiday recipe! Chocolate matzah is a fun way to dress up the (sometimes) blank food, without having to do any serious cooking. Ingredients: Matzah (the more you use, the thinner the chocolate will be) ¾ cup of chocolate chips or broken apart...

Passover Seder Plate Kids’ Craft

The Passover Seder is a feast that marks the beginning of this Jewish holiday. You’ve got the food ready, the table’s set, and now you’re wondering what to do with the kids? How can you help your young children to join in and celebrate? Creating a Seder placemat is a crafty way to keep the kids’ interested and help them to better understand the holiday at hand. Materials: 8x10-inch or larger card stock paper Markers Craft felt Scissors School glue Instructions: Cut the paper into a circle. If regular-sized card stock paper is too small, swap in poster board. Your...