Of all the Jewish holidays, I’d imagine Passover is the one many kids love best. If you’re my kids, then it’s like having crackers and grape juice for dinner. Dream holiday! I always love finding fun ways to get them involved, and have recently found a Haggadah made just for kids that does that very thing.
The My Haggadah Made it Myself is a brilliant little self-published book from Francine Hermelin Levite, and if a publisher is smart, they’ll snap it up stat. It’s an interactive journey through the story of Passover, with stickers, imaginative writing and drawing prompts, and a smart, fun tone that never gets silly or patronizing.
If Taro Gomi made a Haggadah, this would be it.Creative kids of all ages will love exercises like drawing in a suitcase all the things they would pack in a hurry, or tracing the hand of the person who cooked the Seder dinner. And it will be so fun to pull out year after year. I also appreciate that the dreaded tenth plague is handled delicately.
You can either spend $24.95 for the heavy stock, spiral bound book including stickers, or save a few bucks and download it as a PDF then print one out for the kids at your Seder. (But be cool–don’t share the PDF with the world. You’re supporting a small author, yo.) Personally, I’d go for the book, but order now.
Thanks you Francine. My kids are now not sure if they’re more excited to draw
in the faces of the four children (not sons, ahem) who ask the four questions; or sing Dayenu off-key with Grandma. –Liz
UPDATE: The Haggadah has been updated for 2012. You can now get info about My Haggadah Made it Myself on the website or the Facebook page, and purchase through our affiliate Amazon. If you’d like more info or want to pick one up in person in NYC, email the author at f_hermelin[at]me.com