Passover Seder has a set structure dictated by the Haggadah (the guide to prayers, songs, stories and events). Kids often get antsy, but we’ve found ways to make Passover dinner more fun.
Bag of Plagues
These tiny toys illustrate the ten plagues that occurred in Ancient Egypt. There’s a variety available online (or you can make your own), so when you get to the plague portion of the Haggadah, you can act out the events. Fair warning: You’ll be finding plastic locusts for days.
Make Your Own Haggadah
Let the kids use what they’ve learned in Hebrew school to make a prayer book of events to color during dinner.
Little Presents for Everyone
Make the search for afikomen (the hidden matzoh) even more fun by hiding a piece for each kid to find so everyone gets a present—blind bags are sure to be hits.
Felt Seder Plates
If you’ve got picky eaters, making the bitter herbs (a nod to the dark history of Jews in ancient Egypt) out of felt is the way to go. The kids can follow along without having to sample the “gross” stuff.
Take words from the Haggadah and make a bingo game for the kids. Make sure you’ve got fun prizes or a special kosher dessert for the winners.