Kids bring PLENTY of art work and words of Torah home for Passover. Mount them on the matza paper and display them around your Seder table!
We all know that on Seder night we are supposed to experience what it was like to leave Egypt. We’re adding a little more Egyptian culture to our table by making hieroglyphic place cards for our family and guests! A special thanks to Pesha Fischer for this fantastic idea!
Hieroglyphic writing actually uses more than 2,000 different characters (a bit different than the 26 letters in our alphabet!)
Papyrus (or brown or cream colored cardboard)
Hieroglyphics cheat sheet
1. Cut your cardboard into ovals or small circles. These will be your place cards.
2. You can print up a hieroglyphic cheat sheet here: http://www.kidzone.ws/cultures/egypt/hieroglyph.htm
Or go on-line to http://www.eyelid.co.uk/hieroglyphic-typewriter.html and type in your name. Your name in hieroglyphics will pop up!
3. Write each name in hieroglyphics on the place cards (you may want to write the person’s name in English on the back of each place card in case your guests aren’t well-versed in hieroglyphics!)
The Seder can be very long for kids (and maybe even for adults!). Make your own bookmarks to help save your spot when you take a quick break.
Decorate your Seder table with an Egyptian pyramid.
These pyramids are great to decorate your table or serve as individual place cards!
Thanks to Aliza Sussman for this great idea!
The easiest way to make an origami pyramid is to follow this youtube video:
This guy explains it really clearly (even for origami novices)
We take no responsibilty for anything he says on his website or videos…
If you decide to make pyramid place cards, write the name of your guest on the pyramid. You may decorate each pyramid and then place the pyramid on the center of each plate.
Hard to believe we’re already heading into the Passover season! Our newest craft are these easy to make, easy to use Passover puppets. Meet all the Passover characters and put on your own Passover Puppet Show! Click below to download the pdf.
Our thanks to Ann Koffsky for her great craft. You can check out more of Ann’s work here.
I am always looking for new ways to bring the Haggadah alive at our Seder table. As our kids get older, I’m worried that the younger boys are left out in all our Seder excitement. This year I embarked on a scrapbooking project with my 4 year-old and 6 year-old sons.