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Seder Plate Craft
Want to make a decorative paper plate that won't spoil? Help your child make a mixed media seder plate, one of the most important elements of the Passover celeberation. Traditionally, five items are placed on the plate: a shank bone (to symbolize an offering), a boiled egg (to symbolize festival offerings), maror or bitter herbs (bitter or sadness), charoset (a mixture of apples, nuts, and cinnamon that translate into the word clay), and karpas or parsley (dipped into salt water to represent tears). Use this opportunity to discuss the importance of each element of the plate with your child to put the symbolic nature of Seder into context.