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Passover - 15 April 2014

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Classroom activities

Passover celebrations (Key Stage 1)


Watch a video or read a story which explains how Passover is celebrated. Explain how it reminds Jewish people of the escape of their ancestors from Egypt. Talk about events students would like to remember from their lives as they get older. What could help them remember this?

Passover food (Key Stage 2)


Show the children a plate of the special food served at Passover and explain the symbolism behind the food.

The Passover matching activity may help with this activity. Ask students to imagine they have gone to live in another country and tell them to think up a meal that would bring back memories of home. What food would they prepare and why?

How Passover is celebrated (Key Stage 3)


Watch a video or read a story which explains how Passover is celebrated. Explain how it reminds Jewish people of the escape of their ancestors from Egypt, and discuss why remembering this event is of such importance.

Students could complete the matching activity to help them to grasp the symbolism of each element of the Seder meal.

Videos

The four questions of the Passover


The Passover story

Judaism events and festivals



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