3rd of Av, 5774
Parashat Devarim


Passover Crafts & Activities

Matza Cover

Materials

  • 4 square pieces of solid color cloth or felt. Squares should be at least 9 inches by 9 inches
  • squeeze tubes of fabric paint or permanent markers
  • decorations like sequins, buttons, bits of ribbon or yarn
  • white glue or glue gun
  • needle and thread for sewing if needed

Instructions

Have your children each decorate one square of fabric.
Let it dry overnight.
Layer the four squares on top of each other, ending with the decorated one on top
Simply stitch around three sides of the square.

Note: This is an easy craft project for the kids and gives them something on the seder table that is uniquely theirs. The result is they can participate in the seder and “bring something to the table”

Passover Placemats

Materials

  • Construction Paper
  • Markers, Crayons, Paint, Glitter or other materials to decorate
  • clear shelf paper with adhesive back to laminate

Instructions

Ask the children to illustrate what Passover means to them or have them decorate it with Hebrew vocabulary words for Passover. You can laminate their work after it dries so that it won’t get messy when wet.

Passover Reclining Pillow

Materials

  • Pillow Case (Light colors or white work best)
  • Markers or cloth markers
  • Insert a piece of cardboard so that it does not bleed through

Instructions

You can really go wild with this one as far as what to put on the pillows.
Ideas for Illustration – The 10 Plagues – Moses parting the sea – Miriam finding water for the nation of Israel – The Seder Plate and all of the things on it. – The child’s name in Hebrew – Hebrew Vocabulary words.

Reenact the Plagues

Materials

  • Glass of Water and Red Food Coloring
  • Small round stick on dots (for boils)
  • Plastic/rubber frogs, insects, etc.
  • Blindfold for Darkness
  • Ping pong balls for the Hail

Instructions

Divide the kids into teams. Each team has to reenact “their” plague and tell about it. This really brings the plagues into a better perspective for the kids. They learn about the order of the plagues and have fun while they are doing it.

Teach the 4 Questions

Materials

Instructions

Depending on the age of the kids, you may want to have them just learn them from memory or you can also have them write them in Hebrew on the board.