This week we will look at Passover; Pesach (‘Passover’ in Hebrew, pronounced: pay-SOCK) is so. very. rich. in history, and HIS STORY(ours too!). It is just amazing to ponder YHVH, hearing our cries and coming to rescue us from bondage! Just like a loving Abba to come and rescue His children; as well as an honorable Husband, keeping His promise. You will find the telling of the Exodus in…sefer Sh’mot. Imagine that.
Let’s jump right in, because there is so much to learn, so much to share and so many opportunities to teach—not to mention so many fun things to do! The themes this week are truly amazing. Parting of the Red Sea (or ‘Reed Sea’ –google it)–can you get any better science lessons? What about Dayenu? Thankful hearts overflowing into music, song and praise. The Matzah makes for great baking lessons and coming up with recipes to incorporate matzah into your meals is fun! Matzah Pizza anyone? We’re just scratching the surface!
HERE you will find some fun coloring pages, as well as HERE and a ton of them HERE. If you have kids that love to color, they can make their own Seder placemats, HERE. HERE you will find a fun craft to keep the little ones engaged in the seder, HERE you will find a cute and practical door hanger to assist in your passover cleaning! There are a ton of fun ideas to engage our children in the Pesach HERE too!
HERE is a fun version of Dayenu, and another version set to Bohemian Rhapsody, HERE. Watch this video, HERE, to learn all about Matzah and see how it is made– a little virtual field trip, and HERE is another virtual field trip to Streitt’s Matzah Factory in NYC.
HERE you will find a basic overview of Passover and a ton of ideas, recipes and crafty things to teach lessons and have fun at Passover– I love the ‘Elijah’s Cup’ craft! You’ll find a neat “Parting of the Red Sea’ Diorama Project HERE. Older children (or you!) would enjoy this etched Matzah Tray–it would make a lovely hostess gift. You can also make a custom Seder plate or Afikomen Bag HERE. You’ll find tons of delicious Pesach recipes HERE. Lotsa Matzah recipes HERE.
How about making your own, Homemade Matzah? This is our family recipe HERE and it.is.yummy! HERE you will find a wide variety of crafts for Pesach, HERE you will find a neat Passover BINGO game, and HERE is a fun idea for little ones at your Seder, a “Bag of Plagues”.
I am also sharing one of our family’s favorite Passover traditional treats, Chocolate Peanut Butter FROGS! They are fun to make, easy and delicious!
There really are so many incredible ideas for engaging our children in the Passover story, teaching lessons and making memories…whatever you do…enjoy this incredible season with your family…and our King!