10 kid-friendly crafts for Passover

March 15, 2021
10 kid-friendly crafts for Passover
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Passover is quickly approaching, and you may be looking for some entertaining yet educational activities for every kid in your family. 

Whether it's preparing for the Passover Seder with handmade Afikomen covers or finding interesting ways to craft the plagues, we’ve compiled a list of 10 great ways to spend quality time with your family this holiday.

These crafts are fun opportunities to teach children the many important reasons you celebrate Passover. Use them to prepare before the holiday or have fun during the eight-day celebration. Share them with your babysitter or nanny so they can do them with your kids, too!

1. Matzo house

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This matzo house craft takes some patience, but the end result is super cute to display for your guests. Jodi Levine of Supermakeit used melted chocolate in a piping bag to glue pieces of matzo together to make this house, complete with almond slices for roof tiles. 

2. Passover banner

Image via Harvester Designs

This cool Passover banner idea from Harvester Designs lets you and your little ones display everything crafty about Passover, including all 10 plagues. Harvester Designs even offers a pre-made Passover Fun Box ($29), stocked with everything you’ll need to make it!

3. Elijah cups

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The fifth ceremonial cup is poured during Seder dinner and left untouched in honor of Elijah. Older kids will love crafting these festive Elijah cups out of colored string and tacky glue from Rachelsartclub.

4. Afikomen bags

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For kids, the Afikomen bag might be one of the most fun aspects of Passover Seder. There’s typically a large piece of matzo stowed in the bag, and whoever finds it gets a prize! Kids can make their own Afikomen bags with this inspiration from the preschool teacher behind Lesson Plans and Name Brands.

5. Passover character stick puppets

Image via With Love, Ima

With Love, Ima offers free printable Passover story character puppets for kids to color. Cut them out and glue them onto popsicle sticks for a puppet show. It’s fun and educational!

6. Origami frogs

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Frogs of all kinds are fun to craft for kids during Passover, as they symbolize the second plague in Exodus. Here, Anna Kinsey has made a fun activity with origami frogs and … you guessed it: googly eyes! 

7. Frog bookmark

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Another fun (and useful!) frog craft — these origami frog bookmarks, inspired by Maya Crafts! Make a basic triangle origami bookmark out of green paper, and then add some eyes and a bright red tongue.

8. Moses parting the Red Sea scene

Image via elissa.winer/Instagram

This Red Sea project could take some time, but it’s going to be the best thing at Passover if you and your kids can pull it off. Elissa Winer dressed faux Lego people in cotton and felt scraps and placed them between two pieces of blue cardboard for a creative display of parting the Red Sea. 

9. Lambs and doors

Image via burnsidechristadelphians/Instagram

As the 10th and final plague says, the Jews marked their doors with the blood of the sacrificial lamb so God would “pass over” their homes. Students at Burnside Christadelphians had their Sunday school class recreate this plague by crafting doily lambs and wooden plate doors

10. Passover table place cards

Image via tovliebe/Instagram

These Passover table place cards from tovliebe are creative and colorful, perfect for kids to make ahead of the Seder feast. 

Tips and stories from parents and caregivers who’ve been there.

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