Worksheets and Activities for Teaching Kids About Passover

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Passover is an eight-day Jewish festival celebrating the liberation of the Israelites from Egyptian slavery. The festival is celebrated in the spring during the Hebrew month of Nissan (usually in April).

Passover is divided into two parts symbolizing the parting of the Red Sea. On the first two days and the last two days, Jewish people don't work. They light candles and enjoy special holidays meals.

The first night of Passover is celebrated with a seder (a ritual dinner) during which the Haggadah (the story of the Israelite exodus) is recited. During Passover, Jews do not eat chametz (leavened grains). In fact, these products are removed from the home entirely. Other foods must be kosher (conforming to Jewish dietary laws). 

Other traditional Passover foods include maror (bitter herbs), charoset (a sweet paste made of fruit and nuts), beitzah (hard-boiled egg), and wine.

Children play an important role in the celebration of Passover. Customarily, the youngest child at the table asks four questions whose answers explain why the seder night is unique.

Help your children learn about the Jewish Passover with these free printables.

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Passover Wordsearch

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This activity allows your students to explore what they already know about the holiday by searching for Passover-related words. They can brush up on their dictionary skills by looking up the definitions of any unfamiliar words. You can also use the activity to spark a discussion or further study. 

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Passover Vocabulary

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After looking up the terms from the Passover word search, your student can review the vocabulary associated with Passover by filling in the blanks, choosing the correct word from the word bank.

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Passover Crossword Puzzle

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Use this Passover crossword puzzle to familiarize your student with the terms associated with the holiday. The correct terms for clues are provided in the word bank.

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Passover Challenge

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Invite your students to test their knowledge and review what they've learned about Passover by choosing the correct answer for each of the multiple choice questions in the Passover Challenge.
Students can practice their research skills by using the library or Internet to research any answers about which they're unsure.

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Passover Alphabet Activity

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Elementary-age students can practice their alphabetizing skills with this activity. They'll place the words associated with Passover in correct alphabetical order.

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Passover Door Hangers

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This activity provides an opportunity for early learners to practice their fine motor skills. Use age-appropriate scissors to cut out the door hangers along the solid line. Cut the dotted line and cut out the circle; then color to create festive door knob hangers for Passover. For greater durability, print this page on card stock.

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Passover Coloring Page - Searching for Chametz

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Jewish families remove all chametz (leavened grains) from their home before Passover. It is customary for the search to be conducted with a wax candle and a feather.

Ten pieces of bread are hidden around the house to be found. The entire family participates in the search. Once located, the pieces are wrapped in plastic so that crumbs aren't left behind.

Then, a blessing is said and the pieces are saved to be burned with the rest of the chametz the following morning.
Invite your children to color this picture depicting a family searching for chametz. Use the Internet or books from the library to learn more about this aspect of Passover.

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Passover Coloring Page - Passover Seder

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The Passover seder is a ritual Jewish feast marking the beginning of Passover. Seder means "order or arrangement" in Hebrew. The meal progresses in a particular order as it recounts the story of the Israelites' liberation from Egyptian slavery.
Symbolic foods are arranged on the seder plate:

  • Hard-boiled egg (beitzah) representing the festival sacrifice
  • Lettuce (chazeret) representing bitter herbs
  • Shank bone (zeroa) representing the sacrificial lamb
  • Mixture of apples, nuts, and spices (charoset) symbolizes the mortar the Hebrew slaves used in Egypt
  • Parsley (karpas) dipped in salt water to symbolize the tears of the Israelites
  • Horseradish (maror) symbolizes the bitterness of slavery
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Passover Coloring Page - Haggadah

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The Haggadah is the book used during the Passover seder. It retells the story of the Exodus, explains the foods on the plate, and includes songs and blessings. Invite your students to color this page as you learn about the Haggadah.

Updated by Kris Bales

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Hernandez, Beverly. "Worksheets and Activities for Teaching Kids About Passover." Learn Religions, Aug. 27, 2020, Hernandez, Beverly. (2020, August 27). Worksheets and Activities for Teaching Kids About Passover. Retrieved from Hernandez, Beverly. "Worksheets and Activities for Teaching Kids About Passover." Learn Religions. (accessed July 24, 2021).

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