Engage your little ones in the Passover story with these fun preschool craft and activities!
Happy Passover to all! We’ve been busy preparing for the holiday in the classroom, and we’re excited to share some of our favorite activities with you. Our students enjoyed learning about Passover’s traditions and symbols through hands-on activities such as making their own seder plates and acting out the story of the plagues with puppets. In addition, we played games like Passover bingo and sang songs like “Dayenu” to make the learning experience engaging and fun. If you’re looking for a tasty snack to make with your kids during Passover, we recommend trying our delicious recipe for Matzah Brei – it’s simple to make and always a crowd-pleaser. We hope these easy and educational Passover craft and activity ideas for preschoolers let you have a memorable and meaningful Passover celebration.
Baby Moses Play dough Baskets
Imaginative play is essential for young children’s learning, so we included a creative activity in our Passover curriculum. The children made play-dough baskets for Baby Moses to float down the River Nile, reinforcing an important part of the Passover story while exercising their imagination. The children had fun imagining and playing with their play-dough baskets, making this project a great way to reinforce the story of Moses’ journey down the river.
Follow this link for a great play-dough recipe.
Matzah Man Craft
Another great fine-motor Passover activity is the matzah man craft. The children made their own matzah man by tracing a flat Lego piece, rubbing a crayon over it, and cutting it out. They used googly eyes and other materials to add arms, legs, and facial features, exercising their fine motor skills. This activity helped the children understand the significance of matzah in the Passover Seder and provided them with a fun and creative outlet.
Pyramid Sponge Painting
For this Passover craft, the children sponged painted individual triangles. Once the children had finished sponge painting their individual triangles, we let them dry completely. We then lined them up together to create their individual triangles to create a larger pyramid.
River Nile Sandbox Activity
The children created a “River Nile” in the sandbox using tin foil, river rocks, baby Moses, and toy fish. This activity was fun and helped the children understand the story of Moses’ journey down the river and his rescue by Pharaoh’s daughter. The highlight of the day was turning on the hose and watching the water flow, bringing the story to life. Perfect weather at 70 degrees Fahrenheit allowed the children to enjoy their creation to the fullest.
A City for Pharoah
Collaborative projects teach teamwork, communication, and problem-solving skills. To reinforce slavery’s concept in the Passover story, we had a project where the children built a city for Pharaoh using glue, paint, and sand as “mortar” and wooden blocks as walls. The children took turns adding blocks, working together as a team. This project reinforced cooperation and collaboration while teaching the history and significance of Passover. The impressive city built was a source of pride for the children. Hands-on activities can be both fun and educational, making them a perfect example of our teaching style.
Mural of Egypt
I outlined the drawing, but the children helped paint this mural of Egypt as our backdrop for imaginative play. We had various costumes and plague props for them to recreate the story.
Moses Parting the Red Sea Collaborative Painting
Our class created a collaborative painting/drawing to illustrate the story of Moses parting the Red Sea. The children used paint, and markers to create a stunning representation of this important event. They worked together to incorporate different colors, textures, and shapes, resulting in a unique and beautiful piece of artwork. This project allowed the children to express their creativity and individuality while learning about the Passover story. The end result was a masterpiece that the children were proud of creating together.
We also did a science experiment Moses Parts the Red Sea.
We believe involving children in holiday preparations is the best way to teach them. Our students enjoyed decorating kiddish cups for Passover using markers, glue, and gems. This helped them understand the cup’s significance and feel pride in the celebration. The cups were used in our mock Seder, making the children feel important. Interactive and creative activities make learning fun and memorable for the children.
Mock Passover Seder for Children
We believe that the matter when it comes to creating an immersive and memorable learning experience for our students. For our mock Passover Seder, we went all out on the decorations to make it truly special. The table was draped in blue tablecloths, like the sea, and brown butcher paper to resemble the desert landscape. We used wooden people, seashells, frogs, rock gems, and flowers to create a scene. These decorations helped bring the story of Passover to life. It was truly beautiful and a great way to make the holiday more engaging and fun.