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
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.
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 Playlist for Kids
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.