Passover Holiday Facts And Ideas For The Kids


The Passover Holiday is a festival that usually lasts from seven to eight days in the early spring. Often Passover will start in April, but has been known to start in March. The story of Passover is a part of how the Israelites were freed by the Pharaoh and made the exodus out of Egypt. Many stories also credit Passover as a celebration of the 'birth' of the Jewish nation because the Israelisites traveled through the desert after this and made their way into Israel.

This can be a great holiday to encourage the kids to get involved with; many local programs typically hold a Passover play and use kids as the players. Depending on how involved your family gets with Passover you can get the kids involved in preparations for the festival. Some families follow the guidelines not to eat or own any unleavened products on the first two days of Passover. If this is you get the kids involved in hunting down such products in the kitchen before the holiday and making sure to eat them up before the start of the holiday. Try thinking up other activities or holiday preparations you can make to get the kids into the holiday.

Since much of the holiday motives feasting you may wish to pick up some Passover themed paper products such as plates, cups, napkins, tablecloths and plastic silverware for easy clean-up, which by the way is another chance to get the kids involved. The Seder meals on the first two and the last two days of Passover usually involve a fine dining experience with the nice silverware and plates, but you can certainly add some wall hangings and candles to the table to accent the decorative atmosphere. The intermediate days are filled with a light more festive atmosphere, which is the perfect time to make use of those paper party supplies.


Source by Gail Leino