If you’ve never been to a Passover Seder, or your kids are curious about what to expect, you might be wondering how to prepare your children for Seder. It is a good idea – whether you are hosting or going to someone else’s home – to walk them through what might happen.
If you are hosting, a nice way to have the conversation is to be working together in the kitchen. One of my go-to approaches is to have them wash fruit and make a pretty fruit bowl for the table.
So here’s my fave Passover prep tip of this week, described in fuller detail in our “Celebrate Passover: How to Plan a Fun, Simple Seder” – available for immediate download for just $3.99, special introductory pricing. Just click here to get 36 pages of how-to info for you, including:
- Three core concepts to help Passover come alive for children
- Organizing your Seder around the key 15 steps
- Understanding the Seder symbols
- Using our checklist to shop faster
- Setting the Seder table, thanks to our handy checklist
- Involving children more during the Seder
- And more!
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This Week’s Tip – Prepare Your Children for Seder
If you are hosting a Seder, and your kids are old enough to pay attention and participate, it will be helpful for you to give them an idea of what to expect.
If you are guests at someone else’s Seder table, and if you’ve never been before, you can review some of the basics.
For starters, you can review with them the three core concepts of Passover for young children, as described in “Celebrate Passover” – (a) emphasis on what is different – like matzah instead of bread, (b) using food as symbols – like parsley, salt water, and horseradish, and (c) telling stories – like the story of the exodus from Egypt.
You can also take advantage of the pre-Seder Family Discussion Guide that helps initiate a conversation about such issues as where the rest of your family will be celebrating Passover, how many people might be at the Seder, what common foods might be, and who might be asking the Four Questions.
Or make up your own discussion questions. The key is to let the kids know, in a non-threatening way, what to expect – who is coming to your house? what will they experience? what will they eat?
New! Passover 4-Part Super Bundle – $12.99
We’ve just created a new Passover Bundle to help you handle Passover – from planning to prep through the Seder itself. Check it out and let us know what you think. Comes with:
Passover Seder Steps Follow-Along – Digital Version (see details below)
“Celebrate Passover: How to Plan a Fun, Simple Seder” – 36 pages of ideas and helpful tips
Passover Audio Tutorial – Learn how to pronounce the key Seder parts (Seder steps, blessings, plagues, etc.)
New! “5 Super-Simple, Kid-Friendly Passover Breakfasts and Lunches”
Passover Seder Steps Follow-Along
Watch your kids follow the Seder like never before!
Want to have more Seder fun this year? Add our Passover Seder Steps Follow-Along to your traditions. This year, you can get it either hard copy through Amazon or as an instant download. You can even go straight to Amazon: Passover Seder Steps Follow-Along from Amazon.
If you get the hard copy version, it comes with 5 boards and 5 red pawns to move from step to step through the Haggadah.
If you get the downloadable version, you can make copies for every person – even if you are planning a HUGE seder! (Thanks to our friend from New Zealand who sent us a pic of her enormous Seder, with Passover Seder Steps at each place!)
More Passover ideas? Check out our Passover Pinterest Board.
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