Passover is my husband’s least favorite holiday. When many people think of Passover, long boring seders with yucky food comes to mind (Gefilte Fish anyone? ). For this reason, many Jewish people want to know how to make Passover fun with short seders, fun Passover lunches, and games and activities.
How To Make Passover Fun
There’s nothing that says Passover has to be boring. Now that I have kids I want to make sure Passover is an enjoyable occasion for them. I would also like to show my husband that Passover is what you make of it. You don’t have to have a long, boring seder.
There are many online short seders to choose from in addition to lots of other great resources. The key is to make it meaningful and fun so that the tradition is passed along from generation to generation.
Traditional Passover Games
Play games – Yes, there’s the hiding of the Afikomen, but there are other Passover games too. Spice up Your Seder with Passover Game Ideas on the Aish web site. Next, search for Passover bingo, Passover scavenger games, and word games for Passover.
Passover Games, Puppets, and More – Amazon is a great place to find inexpensive Passover Games, Puppets, Seder items, and more. It might be too late to get these for this year, but you can stock up for next year.
Make Your Own Haggadah
Make or Find a New Kid-Friendly Haggadah – Encourage the kids to participate in making or finding a family friendly Passover Haggadah for your seder.
Choose a funny Passover Seder. If you search on Amazon for funny Passover seders, then you’ll find some fun options. Some of them you may even be able to download or read from an e-reader if you procrastinated.
Add Music – There’s more to Passover songs than the Dayenu. You don’t have to stick to the traditional songs. One idea is to make up your own songs to familiar tunes. If you don’t know of any good songs, then do a search on Google for Passover Songs.
Funny Passover Play Script
Make up your own script or search for a funny Passover play script to get some ideas.
Add Props – Buy or make Passover props here for the 10 Plagues, 4 Questions, and more. Have the kids help you make puppets and put on a little Passover puppet show.
Make Passover Fun for Kids with Passover Decorations and Passover DIY Projects
Add Decorations and artwork – Together as a family, you can make your own Seder plate. Also, add fun place cards either you or the kids make.
Passover Menu Ideas
Passover does not equal bad food – Yes, some of the Passover food is pretty yucky, but it doesn’t have to be. Again, use the internet to find some Passover recipes or search Amazon for Passover cookbooks.
There are lots of recipe sites that now have user ratings. Then, you can see what others say about the dish. In addition, add lots of color to your table. Use bright fruits and vegetables. If you are feeling adventurous then maybe try and create your own Passover recipe.
You have probably noticed a theme among these Passover fun ideas. Get the kids involved! Have fun! Let the kids help in whatever way you can. Hey, you might even notice the adults seem more lively at the seder table after all of this.
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