Haggadah for Kids
The Haggadah is a special book that Jews read together the first night of Passover. The word Haggadah means "telling" in Hebrew, and the book is called that because the Haggadah tells the story of the Jews' release from slavery in Egypt. The Haggadah contains prayers, readings from the Torah (the Old Testament), songs and commentary about the story.
Kids are often fascinated by the Haggadah scroll, so it didn’t take a creative genius to figure out that they’d enjoy making their own Passover scrolls. This is a great opportunity for older kids to practice handwriting, but it’s also a surprisingly effective way to get them to think about the meaning behind the holiday. Plus, if your Seder celebration has never included a song-and-dance number called “Shake, Rattle and Scroll,” you are definitely missing out. (If the thought makes you shudder, omit the dry rice.)