25 Passover activities that your kiddos will love!
Passover is one of my favourite holidays to celebrate with family and friends! It’s another holiday about coming together and of course delicious food. In this blog, I’m going to share a brief summary of the story of Passover. Then I will share 10 of my very favourite Passover foods + 15 FUN and EASY activities to do over Passover and/or while learning about this holiday! Let’s get started 🙂
Passover is a Jewish holiday that commemorates the liberation of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt. It is celebrated in the spring and lasts for eight days. The story of Passover is told in the book of Exodus in the Bible. According to the story, God sent ten plagues to Egypt to convince Pharaoh to release the Israelites from slavery. The final plague was the death of all firstborn children in Egypt. The Israelites were instructed to mark their doors with lamb’s blood so that the angel of death would “pass over” their homes and spare their children. After this event, the Israelites were allowed to leave Egypt and begin their journey to the Promised Land.
Passover is a time for families to come together and celebrate their freedom. There are many traditions associated with Passover, including the seder, which is a special meal held on the first two nights of the holiday. During the seder, the story of Passover is retold, and there are specific foods and songs that are associated with the holiday.
Some of the traditional foods eaten during Passover include matzo (unleavened bread), gefilte fish, horseradish, charoset (a mixture of apples, nuts, and wine), and brisket. Here are 10 types of Passover food that are a must:
- Matzo ball soup
- Gefilte fish
- Charoset (I put mine in the blender)
- Matzo brei (a dish made with matzo and eggs)
- Kugel (a sweet or savory baked dish – there’s apple kugel, potato, vegetable)
- Chocolate Matzah
- Potato Latkes
- Chicken Schnitzel
- Macaroons (a coconut-based cookie)
In addition to enjoying delicious food, there are many activities that families with small children can do during Passover. Here are 15 suggestions:
- Kids can make their own Passover Haggadah to learn the story of Passover.
- Read books about Passover. Click HERE to check out a list from my Amazon Store
- Create a seder plate together
- Play Passover board games. You can check out my list HERE.
- Sing Passover songs
- Watch a Passover-themed movie
- Go on a Passover scavenger hunt and find passover items!
- Bake macaroons
- Have a Passover-themed game night. Check out my list of Passover games HERE 🙂
- Make matzo brei for breakfast
- Have a family discussion about freedom and what it means to you
- Attend a seder with family and friends
- Make Passover-themed crafts, such as a matzo cover
- Have a Passover-themed dance party with traditional Jewish music.
Passover is a meaningful holiday for Jews all around the world. It is a time to come together with family and friends, share delicious food, and celebrate freedom. By participating in traditional activities and trying new Passover foods, you can make the holiday special for your children and create lasting memories