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amother




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Post Sun, Feb 28 2021, 10:58 pm
When my kids were young it was easy to think of dozens of things to get them excited at the seder table. Now they are tweens and young teens and not so easily impressed or excited. Everyone is bummed out because we usually host my whole extended family and DH's whole extended family and it's exciting just having all the grandparents/ aunts & uncles/ cousins/ etc. but thanks to corona this will the the 2nd years it's just us. It's been a tough year for my kids. I want to make seders fun and meaningful. Very appreciative of any and all ideas. Thanks!
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amother




Cerise
 

Post Sun, Feb 28 2021, 11:08 pm
We do maggid in the living room, reclining on couches. The setting is conducive to great conversation.
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Rubber Ducky




 
 
 
 

Post Sun, Feb 28 2021, 11:12 pm
There are some really interesting Haggadahs available, like these:

The Hogwarts Haggadah, geared to preteens and young teens: https://www.amazon.com/unoffic.....59055

Passover Haggadah Graphic Novel, an amazing, immersive and professional Haggadah, my new favorite: https://www.amazon.com/Passove.....r=1-1
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amother




Aubergine
 

Post Sun, Feb 28 2021, 11:17 pm
Lots of Story telling.
Acting out how yidden left mitzrayim with matzah on their backs.
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PinkFridge




 
 
 
 

Post Mon, Mar 01 2021, 10:13 am
At some point, get some adult conversation going, like oldest relatives' stories.
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amother




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Post Wed, Mar 03 2021, 1:49 am
Appreciate the suggestions and bumping up for more.
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amother




Mauve
 

Post Wed, Mar 03 2021, 6:25 am
My kids find the seder very fun and meaningful because DH tells the story of yetzias mitzrayim in full detail. Which is kinda what the aim of the seder is about.

Rather than looking for gimmicks, just do the seder properly.
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amother




Chocolate
 

Post Wed, Mar 03 2021, 6:51 am
Divide up magid and kids have to lead their section and prepare for it (divrei Torah).

Dingbats and quizzes are fun to do between bits when u need or want a break.
You can even prepare a hagadah hunt. Find the word....in the hagaddah. All sorts of questions they prep for.
Another way to do this is with a bingo board you make. Ex one square is the number 5 so when they come across 5 in the hagaddah they put a nut or choc chip on that square. Can make this as hard or easy as appropriate.
My kids (all ages) love this....and we make them easier for younger kids...
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doctorima




 
 
 
 

Post Wed, Mar 03 2021, 7:47 am
Here's an amazing website with tons of activities to enhance the Seder for all ages:
https://www.awesomepesach.com/
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amother




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Post Wed, Mar 03 2021, 7:46 pm
doctorima wrote:
Here's an amazing website with tons of activities to enhance the Seder for all ages:
https://www.awesomepesach.com/


Amazing resource. THANK YOU!

Anyone else?
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