How To Make Passover Fun
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.
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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.
Play Passover 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.
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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.
Add Passover Music
There’s more to Passover songs than the Dayenu. You don’t have to stick to traditional songs. One idea is to make up your own songs to familiar tunes. If you don’t know of any good songs, search on Google for Passover Songs. There are many funny 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.
Passover Story Telling
Enjoy storytelling and sing-alongs around the Seder table to create a memorable experience for all ages.
Share Passover stories from your family’s past, either orally or through videos or pictures that can be shared amongst family members online.
Passover Scavenger Hunt
Take part in a Passover scavenger hunt, where participants can race against the clock to find specific Passover items around the house or neighborhood.
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.
Use bright fruits and vegetables. If you are feeling adventurous, then maybe try and create your own Passover recipe.
Create a unique Passover twist on an old favorite dish, such as matza lasagna or macaroni ‘n cheese.
Organize a cook-off between the participants and assign points based on taste, presentation, creativity, etc.
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. You might even notice the adults seem more lively at the seder table after all of this.
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