April 16

Today's activities are Passover-themed. According to World Book, Passover, also called Pesah, is a Jewish festival that celebrates the flight of the Israelites from Egyptian slavery, an event described in the Bible in Chapter 12 of the Book of Exodus. Passover begins in March or April, on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Nisan. With your child, look up when Passover takes place this year and next year.

Sing a Song

The Matzah Making Song
(Tune: “Row, row, row your boat”)

Roll, roll, roll your dough (one hand palm up, other hand above it, palm down making circular motions).
Make it nice and round (make a circle with fingers).
Make it flat (one hand palm up, slap other hand down on it),
Poke lots of holes (one hand palm up, with your fingers on the other hand pretend to poke holes in palm up hand),
And bake it till it’s brown (both hand palm up, touching on sides, move forward, as if putting a tray in the oven).

Passover Songs

Watch

PBS Learning Media – Passover

Try This

Make some of these toddler-friendly Passover snacks!

Read a Book

Here are two book recommendations for today. Check out the picture book collection at your local library, where there are lots of books to choose from! Find nearby libraries.

  • Passover: Festival of Freedom by Monique Polak
  • My First Passover Board Book by Clare Lister

Explore More

See the April Activity Calendar for many more fun, educational activities you and your child can do anytime!