Bring out the builder in your tots this Passover! Though the holiday teaches us that the Jews had to flee their homes, this fun (and mostly edible) craft will have your lil ones building a new kind of shelter for the holiday. While looking for some holiday activities for kids, I came across Martha Stewart's directions for a Matzo home and knew it would make for a fun afternoon. Not only can children get involved in building and decorating this dwelling, it makes for a great centerpiece during your Seder (just don't get mad when the kids start eating the decorations while waiting for their meal!). See how to make it when you click through!
It there's one star of the Passover celebration, it just might be the ceremonious Seder dinner. Filled with food and rich in history, the ritual meal features a special Seder plate with symbolic foods — from bitter herbs to lamb shank, there's a special meaning behind each selection. Read on for a guide to the perfect Passover plate.
Passover may be all about doing without, but convincing lil ones to forgo their favorite standby meals won't fly in most households. After Monday's first seder, removing leavened bread from a tot's diet doesn't have to be a recipe for disaster. We've rounded up some kid-friendly recipes that remove the holiday's forbidden ingredients but will still bring kids to the table at mealtime.
Not everyone enjoys a coconut macaroon, even though it's a favorite traditional Passover cookie. Plus, the coconut can really increase the saturated fat content of traditional macaroons. Here's a crunchy alternative — a macaroon made strictly with almonds. These cookies are loaded with protein and heart-healthy fats, plus an unforgettable lemon and almond flavor.
Learn how easy it is to make this recipe, after the break!
With Passover just around the corner, this is a great time to educate your little ones on the traditions of the holiday, and their Jewish heritage. From the silly (The Matzo Ball Boy) to the serious (Sammy Spider's First Passover), we've rounded up eight great books that do just that.
With Passover just under a week away, we're gearing up for a festive holiday celebrating the exodus from Egypt. There's no better way to usher in a holiday than with some crafts the kids can make to get into the spirit. From colorful goblets for the night's special guest to a house made from matzo, here are eight crafts to make in preparation for the first night's Seder.
Spring is almost officially upon us! To celebrate, I've rounded up colorful, fresh, and fun Spring projects that will add some freshness to your home. Whether you want to DIY some Spring green napkins for Passover or Easter, or you're intent on adding a twist to your floral arrangements, I've got you covered. Find these projects and many more in this week's DIY roundup.
Time to clean out the kitchen and stock up on matzah — Passover is just a week away! Though the holiday is one of remembrance, no one said you can't have a little fun leading up to the first Seder. Check out 13 fun finds that will put tots of all ages in a Passover mood!
Passover is just around the corner, and that means it's time for a seder! If your bubbe lives too far away for you to crash her seder this year, consider hosting your own. We've rounded up our nine favorite seder plates in order to get you off on the right foot. From modern to traditional, each one of these plates is nice enough for company, and a few are versatile enough to leave out all year long.
Passover desserts have a bad reputation — they're known to taste a bit like cardboard. Since there are few people at the Seder table who care as much about dessert as the kids, we're looking beyond the canned coconut macaroon for tasty sweets that everyone can enjoy after a long meal. From ganache cookies and matzo s'mores to strawberry bars and a chocolate toffee matzo, we've rounded up our favorite kid-friendly Passover desserts that will have you rethinking the whole genre.