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Passover Art for Kids with Matzah

You make a gingerbread house during Christmas. So why not make a matzah house for Passover? Celebrate the Jewish holiday with this fun kids’ food craft. Along with an actual mini house, the kiddos can also try some of these other artsy matzah ideas. Oh, and the best part is — the family can eat the finished product! Matzah House Use sheets of matzah in the same way that you’d use gingerbread to construct a house with four walls and a sloped roof. Instead of frosting, smooth on jelly or peanut butter as the mortar that holds the construction together....

Matzah Bark Recipe for Passover

Turn the tradition of eating matzah during Passover up a notch and turn the unleveled bread into dessert! How can you make matzah into a tasty sweet treat? This chocolate bark recipe is sweet, somewhat savory and fun for the family to make together. Create memories as you make matzah bark with the kids this year, next year and for years to come. Try the recipe as is or add your own special family flavor to it by mixing in chopped nuts, sprinkles, white chocolate morsels, peanut butter or anything else your kids want. Ingredients Dark chocolate Matzah How-To Steps...

Passover Matzah Recipes By the Meal

Matzah is a staple of the Passover Seder. Even though you might swap the unleavened bread for the yeast-raised stuff during this Jewish holiday, you don’t need to make this cracker-like snack plain. What can you do to dress up matzah? Take a look at these easy, and kid-friendly, ideas to transform matzah into something magical — by the meal. Breakfast Granola Instead of the typical granola your kiddo crunches on, try using matzah. Crunch the matzah into granola-sized pieces. Add raisins, shopped dates, shredded coconut or anything else your child enjoys eating to the mix. Serve it as is...

Passover Seder Plate Crafts for Kids

The Passover holiday is a time to celebrate. Along with the Seder meal, you can create crafts with your child to help them better understand this Jewish holiday. As you prep for Passover, try one (or all) of these Seder-themed kids’ art activities. Felt Plates Your crafty kid can construct their own felt playset with a Passover Seder theme. Cut plates for 8x10-inch pieces of craft felt (your child can cut out circles). Next, cut out different colors of felt to make the items for each plate. This includes matzah, eggs, a shankbone, charoset, karpas vegetables and bitter herbs. Your...

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...

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