The Ten Plagues represent ten calamities which are mentioned in the Book of Exodus. It's said that Israel's God inflicted these plagues on the Egyptians to force the Pharaoh to release the Israelites from slavery. After the 10th plague, the Pharaoh gave in and the Exodus of the Jewish people began. Every year at the Passover Seder, each plague is mentioned as part of the ritual. To aid your child in paying attention during the Seder, have him create a work of art about the Ten Plagues.
What You Do:
- Discuss the nature of the Ten Plagues with your child.
- Ask if he can list the plagues and if he understands what each one means.
- Have him draw a visual representation of each plague on the sheet of paper using colored pencils to draw details.
- A list of plagues to represent are:
Plague of water turning to blood
Plague of frogs
Plague of gnats, or lice
Plague of flies
Plague against livestock
Plague of boils
Plague of hail
Plague of locusts
Plague of darkness
Plague of the death of the firstborn
Encourage him to bring his finished drawing to the Seder table to share with others participating in the ritual.