Passover Art Activities


Passover Art Activities

Passover Art Activities

Passover Art Activities for toddlers, preschool, and grade school children.


Seder Plate:

materials: paper plate, pictures of food found on the seder plate, aluminum foil, crayons, glitter, sequins

procedure:

1. children cover a paper plate with a sheet of foil (very young children can tear foil into pieces and glue it on the plate)

2. color the food pictures, cut out and glue around edge of plate

3. glue on glitter and sequins for detail

* I usually add an explanation of the food found on the seder plate with the project.


matzo ball soup

Take a paper plate. paint it with yellow paint. then glue cotton balls to it.


Matzoh Houses:

materials: few boxes of matzoh, peanut butter, small Hershey bars and other candy

procedure:

1. break children up into small groups

2. each group constructs a matzoth house using matzoth as the walls and roofs and the peanut butter as the cement. 3. Using the peanut butter, the children add Hershey bar windows and doors. Other candy can be used for additional accessories. *I take photos of the matzoth houses to have a lasting memory before allowing the children to eat them.


Mini seder plate uses the cd’s that come in the mail from AOL, etc… Have children glue on or make stickers of the items on a seder plate, add glitter or sequins to jazz it up. Then glue on the underside a little plastic cup where the disk hole is for the stand.


Matzah collage: I teach 3 and 4-year-olds and have been doing this for years. I let the children break the matzah and let them glue their broken pieces on a brown piece of construction paper. Lots of very creative pictures emerge from this activity. The children have to tell me what their design is.


Chametz Brooms- Take a paper plate and cut it in half. Children then decorate any way you choose ie: crayon, tissue paper, and glue, paint, etc. Then staple a Popsicle stick to the rounded side of the plate (handle for dustpan) Then punch a hole in an edge and tie a piece of yarn through it. At the other end tie and glue a feather (the sweeper) Then let the hunt for chametz begin.


Frogs – one of the silliest plagues to teach about

paper plate frogs – paint plate green, and red on other side fold in half (red will be inside of mouth) add eyes, feet, whatever…be creative I try to remember to punch a hole in the center of the plate first then, we can hang them from the ceiling and they look like they are jumping all over our classroom.


Decorate a kiddush cup for Elijah. Use a plastic wine cup and glue on tissue paper for a stain glass look. Another way to decorate it is to paint with either glitter glue or glitter paint.


make a matzah cover. Have parents send in a handkerchief and let the children paint it. Another way to decorate it is to place small pieces of tissue paper all over the cloth and then let the children spray it with water from a spray bottle. After it starts to dry remove the tissue scraps and it leaves a beautiful tie-dye effect.


To make a seder plate: Have children draw about 2-inch pictures of an egg, a shank bone, a piece of lettuce, charoset, and bitter herbs. Label each picture for the child. Then glue the pictures to a colored plastic plate. decorate pictures with glitter glue pens. Place a clear plastic plate over the colored and secure with glue around the edges.


Draw a large circle. Have class collage the different symbols for the Seder plate using tissue paper, cotton balls for the egg, salt for the salt water, etc.


Materials: large paper plates construction paper glue scissors supermarket advertisements

Go to your local supermarket and collect a few flyers containing kosher for Passover foods. Cut the pictures out (i.e. grape juice, matzoh etc.) Cut 2″ circles from colored construction paper and glue them down around the border of the large paper plate. Then glue the food pictures on the circles.


Passover Art Activities

Passover Art Activities for toddlers, preschool, and grade school children.

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