Whether you are looking for videos, crafts, explanations, or more, jkidphilly is your one-stop-shop for all things Passover.
Come for the seder meal;
stay for the endless array of ways to celebrate with your jkids!
Passover is arguably the most widely celebrated Jewish holiday of the year. It is a feast for the senses — we listen to a fantastic story as we touch, dip, smell, taste, and look at objects that trigger emotions.
Like most Jewish holidays, Passover has three parts: the story, its ritual observance and music, and its special foods. Ask yourself what you think is important for your family and what you find compelling. Consider focusing on one concept or Jewish value as you touch on each part of your holiday exploration to make it come alive.
The Hebrews are enslaved in Egypt and crying out for help. One mother tries to save her son from a bitter life by floating her baby in a basket along the Nile River. The Pharaoh’s daughter finds the baby and raises him as her own, naming him Moses. Moses ultimately leads the Israelites to freedom with God’s help.
Seder means order. On Passover we follow the steps or order of the festive meal. The Haggadah (literally: the telling of the story) is the Seder guide. The Four Questions prompt us to fully experience the holiday celebration.
Everything you wanted to know about Passover – and more!
- Learn about the pre-Passover ritual of Bedikat Chametz.
- You can also prepare for Passover with this checklist.
- Get ready for Passover with this social story.
- Learn to say the Four Questions.
- Use Setting the Passover Table to learn about each part of the seder plate.
- Incorporate this Passover play into your seder to learn the Exodus story.
- Use these ideas to include your young children in your Passover observance.
- Make your seder more inclusive of guests with disabilities.
Crafts and games for a super fun Passover
- The jkidphilly Passover Pinterest board is chock-full of fun ideas!
- Check out the jkidphilly calendar to see what we have going on for Passover.
- Make a welcome sign for your seder.
- Color a Passover placemat that tells you the order of the seder and the Four Questions.
- Create a spinner wheel to reveal each symbol on the seder plate.
- Play bingo during the seder!
- Tell your own Passover story with this comic strip.
So many easy and delicious Kosher for Passover recipes!
- Build your own solar oven to bake matzah.
- Try one of these haroset recipes from around the world.
- PJ Library offers a wide selection of kid-friendly Passover recipes.
- Check out these nut-free charoset recipes!
Videos for all ages
- Learn the story of Passover from our own Lisa Litman.
- Watch a depiction of Moses’s story.
- Use this song to learn the Four Questions.
- Find out what to expect at the Passover seder.
Get into the spirit of Passover with this playlist
- Spice up your Passover with our Spotify playlist.
There’s nothing like a PJ Library book!
PJ Library is full of wonderful Passover stories to share. These are some of our favorites: