It’s always a good idea to start incorporating your family into traditions at a young age, especially religious ones. If you’re celebrating Passover, there are plenty of ways to involve little ones in meal preparation and story telling. We’ve rounded up a few easy Passover crafts for kids that will keep them interested and hopefully learning a thing or two this Jewish holiday.
1. Pretend Seder Plate
Sitting through the Seder meal can be loooong for a toddler who may not appreciate the tradition yet. That’s why this pretend felt Seder plate is such a great idea! Homemade with shapes cut into the traditional foods from the meal, your little one can sit quietly and rearrange the food items that are secured with Velcro. The plate even opens up and holds three pretend Matzo crackers inside!
There’s still time to make your own for this year’s Passover, so head to MomsAndCrafters.com!
2. Plague Finger Puppets
Let your kiddos tell the portion of the 10 Plagues during Passover with fun finger puppets like the ones we found at Judaica. Each set comes with all the plagues and other fun accessories like googly eyes so your little ones can get creative before the meal.
3. Make An Elijah Cup
Don’t pour the wine for Elijah in just any old wine glass, let your kids decorate a special goblet or cup instead! Use yarn, paint or do paper mâché to create a unique and fun way for your children to participate.
We found this fun design at ToriAvey.com. Head over for several more Passover craft ideas.
4. Put Together A No-Sew Afikoman Envelope
During the Seder, a large piece of matzah is hidden- the afikoman. While you certainly aren’t required to put it in a special bag, making one is yet another way to involve your kiddos! There are plenty of no-sew options, like this one we found at CreativeJewishMom.com. No matter what design you come up with, your bag will be a welcome addition to your Passover tradition.
5. DIY Seder Plate
We covered a pretend Seder plate above, but what about making one that you’ll actually use during Passover? When your kids go about making this craft, they’ll be learning about the Seder plate and it’s many symbols that result from the exodus from Egypt. You can find all the printables and supply list for making your own Seder plate at JewishLearningMatters.com.