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How do you make the Seder come alive for YOUR kids?
« on: April 07, 2019, 10:03:03 PM »
Aside from the usual divrei torah, treats, and stories, which are great, there are always those hands on touches that make the seder that much more exciting. Itís kind of like years ago when the schools used to load the kids with information, and then the really great rabbeim started utilizing hands on demonstration techniques and the kids experienced the lessons rather than just hearing them. The difference is night and day.

One friend puts up a giant poster of the pyramids surrounded by endless dessert to bring home what mitzrayim was like. Another has all sorts of representations of the esser makos on display as well as acting out. Some people march around with bags of matzos as if they are leaving mitzrayim. What special touches do you use to  make the Seder come alive for your kids?

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Re: How do you make the Seder come alive for YOUR kids?
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2019, 10:43:43 PM »
An endless supply of chocolate goes a long way.
(Quit) pulling out the flowers, and watering the weeds. -Peter Lynch

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Re: How do you make the Seder come alive for YOUR kids?
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2019, 11:40:54 PM »
An endless supply of chocolate goes a long way.

Works for me in the short term but then they start getting a sugar high...

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Re: How do you make the Seder come alive for YOUR kids?
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2019, 11:52:50 PM »
Works for me in the short term but then they start getting a sugar high...
Roofies to counteract it
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Re: How do you make the Seder come alive for YOUR kids?
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2019, 12:38:52 AM »
Aside from the usual divrei torah, treats, and stories, which are great, there are always those hands on touches that make the seder that much more exciting. Itís kind of like years ago when the schools used to load the kids with information, and then the really great rabbeim started utilizing hands on demonstration techniques and the kids experienced the lessons rather than just hearing them. The difference is night and day.

One friend puts up a giant poster of the pyramids surrounded by endless dessert to bring home what mitzrayim was like. Another has all sorts of representations of the esser makos on display as well as acting out. Some people march around with bags of matzos as if they are leaving mitzrayim. What special touches do you use to  make the Seder come alive for your kids?
I go along with the flow and on their speed. They get all the attention that I can give. I don't rush them, and gently prod them when the other kids get antsy. The natural excitment, singing parts, along with the basics do the job.

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Re: How do you make the Seder come alive for YOUR kids?
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2019, 12:39:39 AM »
All i needed to know that in the end of the seder was my chance to find the afikomen and ask for whatever i want, so boy did i make sure to stay awake and watch every step of the afikomen, about the whereabouts and if someone went to hide it.
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Re: How do you make the Seder come alive for YOUR kids?
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2019, 08:44:52 PM »
Any recommendations for pirushim on the haggada that have a mehaleich to impart to kids?

I've used the aruch hashulchan's haggada in the past, highly recommend. Looking for others.
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