matzo ball soup
take a paper plate. paint it with yellow paint. then glue cotton balls to it.
materials: few boxes of matzoh, peanut butter, small Hershey bars and other candy
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.
materials: paper plate, pictures of food found on seder plate, aluminum foil, crayons, glitter, sequins
1. children cover 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.
Mini seder plate use 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.