Let’s Celebrate Passover
Friday, Apr 19, 2019
11:00am – 3:00pm
Celebrate Passover at Pretend City with the whole family! Together, we will learn about some of the traditions of this holy Jewish holiday through books and interactive activities.
Purpose Behind the Play: Literacy and language development, gross motor practice, critical thinking, and social competence.
• Sensational Story Time (11:30 am): Passover is Coming!> Pass over is coming, there’s so much to do. Join us for our story time as we follow A loving family as they prepare for and celebrate Passover by cleaning the house, making matzoh ball soup, assembling the Seder plate, discussing the Four Questions and looking for the afikomen.
• Let’s Move (1:00 pm): Afikomen Bag Hunt> One of the most exciting moments for children during Passover seders is the search got the afikomen. Meet us at our home as we partake in this special tradition.
• Cooking Up Culture (3:00 pm): Seder Plate> In preparation for Passover, many families create their own symbolic Seder plates. Come “cook up” some culture with us as we learn about the different elements of Seder plates and craft our own to take home.
Grown-up Tip: Passover is a predominantly Jewish holy day and festival. It commemorates the story of the Exodus, in which the ancient Israelites were freed from slavery in Egypt. Passover begins on the 15th day of the month of Nisan, which is spring in the Northern Hemisphere and is celebrated for seven or eight days. It is one of the most widely observed Jewish holidays.
What is Passover?
Passover is a special holiday celebrated by Jewish and Christian people. There once was a mean and powerful king, called Pharoh. The Pharoh of Egypt forced the Jewish people to become slaves. They were sad and cried out to God asking them for help. God chose a man named Moses to lead the Jewish people. Moses went to Pharoah and said, “God is not happy with the way the Jewish people are being treated. You must let them Go!.” But Pharoah said no!
Eventually, God sent plagues down to earth! After the tenth plague, Pharaoh let the Jews go. Each year at Passover, we eat special foods, sing songs, tell stories and remember the miraculous journey.
About Discovering Diversity:
Pretend City’s Discovering Diversity program strives to bring cultural traditions to the Museum with the hopes of encouraging guests to learn and build empathy among others.