Seder Place Cards
Looking for a unique way to seat the guests at your family's Passover Seder? We've got a handmade solution for you. Enlist the help of your child's creativity and artistic talents to make these pretty, decorative place cards. They're a crafty way to get into the Passover spirit, containing the name of each diner in both Hebrew and English. He'll practice writing letters in both languages prior to beginning this activity.
What You Need:
- Three dimensional puff paint markers
What You Do:
- Cut the card stock to the desired size. It should be a rectangle in shape, but can be any size that fits your specific table.
- Help your child fold each piece of card stock from top to bottom. This should create a tent, making it easy to stand the place cards up. Flatten the cards before your child begins writing.
- Ask her to use a regular marker to write each guest's name in English (or other language that you speak at home).
- If your child is unsure of her ability to write the aleph bet (or alphabet), try a web search for Hebrew letter images. Simply print out the page and use it as a guide!
- Turn the card over, and have her write each guest's name in Hebrew on the side that will be the back. Make sure that both language names are face-up and not on the inside of the cards.
- Give your child a variety of colors of three dimensional puffy paint markers to decorate the card. Try different sheens, such as matte or metallic, or use a glittery marker to add an extra special sparkle.
- Set them aside to dry.
- Repeat for each Seder guest.
For more elaborate place cards, try a themed option! Choose a concept such as frogs (from the Passover story) or the Seder plate items, and have your child draw or paint these onto the cards.