- Ask a fourth or fifth grade student how having chickens in your house can make Passover cleaning easier.
- Have a kindergartner talk about the feelings of the various characters involved in the Exodus story and see them empathize with them.
- Discuss with a seventh grader the role of the rashah or wicked child and whether that child should be included or excluded from the seder.
- Use the Haggadot made in the ECC.
- Have a first grader explain each part of the seder and share their book about the main players in the Passover story.
- Compare and contrast, with a third grader, the differences between an Ashkenazi seder (what most of us are used to) with a Yemenite seder.
- Explore the text of the Haggadah with a fifth grader. Ask them to interpret what we are reading as we move through the Haggadah.
- Have a 6th grader organize bedikat hametz (the search for unleavened products) and explain why the wheat for matzah is ok, but the wheat for bread is not.
- Watch a 4th grader recline during the seder and have them explain why.
- Get a math lesson from a 2nd grader as they unpack all of the ways that the number 4 is significant.
- Listen as students from all grades recite the Mah Nishtanah.
For more ideas, check out these two blog posts from last year. And, of course, take a look at these videos from the folks at G-d cast.
Dr. Ari Yares
Head of School