Thanks again to Sara Kasten for her wonderful inspiration- Sara knows hope to make a holiday meaningful for all age groups. I would love to be a kid at your seder table, Sara. Happy Holiday, and please send in your pics from this year’s seder! Marlene
“I’ve always felt that an important part of the Pesach Seder table meant including the children in the telling of the great miracles that happened when our nation was taken out of Egypt. Sometimes after saying the “Ma Nishtana” the very young ones are bored and distracted early on. In order to capture their attention and bring the seder to their level of understanding, I decided to make it exciting and meaningful for them. I purchased all types of miniature wild animals, pyramids, and frogs and scattered them all across the Seder table. You can imagine the excitement that was had when the little ones spotted the table! I also purchesed froggy hats for them to wear and before you knew it, they were hopping around the table and asking all types of questions about the animals. Both the adults and the children got involved with the explanations. The funny thing was that after the Seder, the older children hid the climbing frogs all around the house. Guess who had the biggest suprise of all when I had frogs in my sink, my pantry, my shoes, and anywhere else you could think of!! I’m sure the children will never forget this Seder table.
The rubber animals and frog hats were purchased at Michael’s
The pyramids and climbing frogs were bought at my local Judaica store.” Sara Kasten
Here are pictures of our table. We have several children who attend and to keep them engaged and make things “fun” I include lots of props such as the 10 plague finger puppets (the adults usually fight over these) the 4 question finger puppets (one adult guest never took his off!) and frogs…lots and lots of frogs. I hide them everywhere and about half way through Seder they start flying. I found some little rubber frogs last fall and put them away for Seder, I folded them into all of the napkins as a little surprise!
Loving your Facebook Page and blog! They’ve been so helpful! Leigh Klein”