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Indoor Passover Activities Perfect for Younger Children

By March 19, 2020 April 24th, 2020 Blog-Leeds

Jewish not-for-profit organisation PJ Library offers their top picks for indoor Passover activities to keep children involved in Jewish life in the run up to, and during, Passover.

As many large gatherings are cancelled or postponed until further notice, PJ Library has provided some of their favourite ideas for indoor Passover activities to keep families with young children occupied and involved in Jewish life.

On Passover, it isn’t enough to merely remember the Exodus of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt; we must also teach our children about it. Children are active participants in the seder from start to finish.

PJ Library’s Top Indoor Passover Activities

Passover DIY question catchers

DIY Question Catchers

DIY Passover Question Catchers

Get kids to fold their own Passover ‘question catchers’. Download the template, fold along the red lines to make your catcher and use the instructions below to get set up and to learn how to play.

Download the Question Catcher Printable for Ages 4 and under
Download the Question Catcher Printable for Ages 5+

Finding the Afikomen

The seder can’t end without finding the afikomen, a special piece of matzah that is hidden during the meal. This is often a favourite role for little ones, who race to find the hidden matzah.

Children can make an easy Afikomen bag. All they need is a ziplock plastic bag, stickers, wrapping paper or magazines and pens to decorate.

Family-Friendly Passover Picnic Recipes

Check out these family friendly picnic recipes the kids will love! From cauliflower pizza to cheesy potato pancakes, there’s something for everyone. Don’t forget colourful fruit kebabs for dessert – they are always a healthy winner around any mealtime table.

Podcast: ‘The Passover Story for Kids’

Because there is suffering and death in the Passover story, it is not always an easy tale to tell. In this podcast mini-episode special, PJ Library shares a simple, sweet, child-friendly version of the story of Passover, adapted from Exodus.

Passover for kids podcast, one of pj library's suggested indoor passover activities

‘The Passover Story for Kids’ Podcast episode

Passover Playlist for Kids

Get ready for Pesach with PJ Library’s special Spotify playlist. All the seder songs can be found here.

The PJ Library Passover Hub is full of more ideas and recipes to keep the whole family busy! You will find lots of resources and blogs to pass the time. Please get in touch with PJ Library if you find these ideas useful, and keep an eye out for more content to engage and share with your community members.

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