It all started when I couldn’t find what I really wanted (which is usually the case with me), so I had to make one up (3 to be more precise). It was Passover 2008, My brother flew in with his family to celebrate the holiday with us. I was looking for a Passover plague toy kit too keep the kids entertained during the Seder. What I found I didn’t really like, so I went home and with the help of my brother and his wife, we made our own. The sack was a great hit. We have all enjoyed it throughout the entire week (including the adults...). After the holiday ended, the kids packed each their sacks, and kissed them goodbye till the year to follow. I drew my conclusions, and made an improved version with a very strong creative concept I would like to share with you. You may make up your own, or follow this link to Amazon to purchase the one I have designed. if you are in the LA area and you are interested in purchasing the sack, I could possibly meet up with you to save the cost of shipping.
The three main ideas behind the sack:
1. To encourage the child to explore Passover through creative playת making the connection between creativity, play, and learning
2. creative and fun addition to the family holiday tradition
3. To collect toys, pyramids, writings, drawings, and memories of years of joyous celebrations.
The sack is made of natural cotton canvas 10”x10” with a Poppy field print on one side.
Inside you will find:
2 piece wooden pyramid puzzle (3”x3”) is a challenge for the mind, representing the Egyptian pyramid, a symbol of marvel.
2 oz Red paint (non toxic, washable), and a brush. Encourage your kids to make red paintings depicting Egypt while all water sources turned to blood with the first plague.
Egyptian hieroglyphs alphabet card
Practice writing using Egyptian hieroglyphs symbols. This activity enforces an idea I strongly believe in, that IF YOU CAN WRITE YOU CAN DRAW.
Blank hard cover notebook (60 pages of high quality paper)
The notebook is a place where the child can explore creative ideas in writing as well as drawing during the Passover days, and look back at those pages years to follow.
Jumping Frogs game kit
Is simply a fun game representing the second plague of Frogs.
Representing the ninth plague of Darkness, the shades are used as a dress up accessory that encourages imaginary play.
Small baby toy (about 2”) in a reed basket with a handle is representing Moses in his basket. Help the children identify and connect with the big figure of Moses as a baby.
Kids love small things especially those they can play pretend with.
Needle and thread with stitching diagram
Help your child embroider their name on the face of the sack. Personalize sack while developing fine motor skills.
The sack should be brought out in the beginning of every Passover, and tucked away at the end of the holiday, waiting patiently to be taken out again the year to follow. Like an old friend that comes to visit once a year, stays over for an entire week, and as soon as he’s gone he can’t wait to be back again. The Passover creativity will become a collection of toys, pyramids, writings, drawings, and memories of years of joyous celebrations.
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As always, Thanks for reading