Passover Book–GIVEAWAY!

To celebrate my NEW Passover book, Frogs in the Bed, I will giving one away!

To enter, just leave a short comment below that either A) Describes your best Seder idea for kids or B) Includes the word, “Ribbit!”

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PLUS: If you’d like additional tickets with your name on it put into  the raffle  hat,  you can:

-Share this post on Facebook, and let me know in the comments below

-Pin the cover of my book from this post on Pinterest, and let me know in the comments below

 

Raffle closes March 25. Good luck!

 

(PS: Books are available on amazon. Ignore the temporarily out of stock listing; they are in stock- if you order one you should get it within a week.)

39 Responses to “Passover Book–GIVEAWAY!”

  • Origami paper frogs that jump and flip

  • Elissa:

    Shared on Facebook

  • Sandy:

    looks fantastic

  • Allison:

    make a matzah cover out of mens handkerchief, prior to seder. let children decorate it with markers and stickers. They will be so proud of themselves to see their handiwork being used at the seder.

  • Alice:

    It looks like a ribbitingly good read!

  • Robin D.:

    My class are the Tzfardeem! We love talking about “frogs” all year. I hope that by Pesach, they will know what tzfardeem are!! So cute!! So we always make frogs on a stick for our school sedar and their home one so they can participate when it comes to the plagues.

  • bracha k:

    “Ribbit” came from paroah’s stomach!

  • Sounds like this will be funny – don’t remember a plague of frogs, so how does “Ribbit” fit your story? Good luck.

  • devora:

    bought plastic green frogs i try to get them to land in my glass.
    my Rabbi is Rabbi Ribbit

  • Rivkah:

    I like to make the Seder fun and accessible for the kids. I secretly pour some red horseradish liquid into the salt water after we do karpas, put jumpy frogs – frogs say ribbit! – all over the table for the kids to play with all night. Fun stuff like that.

  • esther:

    I buy assorted items for the ten plagues and place them around the table so the kids can keep themselves busy with them.

  • Linda:

    “Ribbit” is frog talk for Chag Sameach

  • Melissa:

    Have kids stuff a light colored pillowcase and decorate with puffy paint. Use these pillows at the Seder table. Before Seder have the kids jump around like frogs and say Ribbit

  • Ann, I shared it via my BBB facebook page. And, Ribbit!

  • Sherry Scheitel:

    I would love to have this for my new grandson.

  • Throw each of the 10 Plagues in creative ways at the kids before saying them, including plastic frogs (ribbit, ribbit)…!

  • Mrs shuster:

    Because Hanc really needs this great book! Ribbit!

  • Tziona:

    Little tchachkes for each of the plagues, such as throwing cotton balls down the staircase for the plague of hail.

  • Carla Rubin:

    Ribbit! My kids would love this! They LOVE leading the Seder (tuition at a Jewish Day school is worth every penny!), can’t get enough books, and my son is up and down like a frog. How appropriate!

  • Lynn:

    We do lots of prep with our kids in the weeks leading up to Seders. We read lots of Passover books – some are more about the Passover story and some are more about what happens at a Seder. Our kids have their own Hagaddahs with lots of pictures that they like to “read”. We’ve found that having lots of familiarity about what to expect during a Seder and why we celebrate Passover makes the whole experience “make sense” to our kids so it becomes a fun experience for all. During the Seder we get everyone involved and include lots of kid-friendly songs.

  • Lynn:

    shared on facebook

  • Hyphen:

    We used to go to a large community seder for the first seder and they gave the kids “Bags of plagues.” There were all sorts of toys to go along with the plagues and help the kids understand without overwhelming them. There were different bags for different age groups too.

  • Miriam:

    GIving treats when kids share what they learn in school, doing the makot live and cracking walnuts and filberts by hand! Keeps the kids entertained and involved the whole time.

  • CHAYA:

    WE LIKE MAKING OUR OWN SEDER TOYS & ACTIVITIES FOR THE KIDS. MY FAVORITE WAS WHEN WE GOT STICKY ANIMALS FOR THE PLAGUE OF WILD BEAST.

  • CHAYA:

    SHARED ON FACEBOOK & PINNED ON PINTEREST

  • jon:

    Looks like the book has some fantastic ideas! I like to have my kid act out the different facets of the holiday! RIBBIT!

  • Drora:

    Keeping the Seder child friendly with play reenactment of the eser makot and a ribbity good time!

  • Marsha:

    I have a very small basket with a small Baby doll in it. We let our grandson play with Baby Moses during the seder.

  • Leah Chana:

    We have candies and other goodies that the kids get when they answer a question or share a nice devar torah. They each get a bowl to keep it in and can eat what they want by the seudah. This keeps them participating and anticipating.

  • Cindi:

    We beging the Seder with a small piece of candy/chocolate – “We can’t begin the Seder until we eat this sweet”. Without too much prompting we hear the question, “why”. We then explain that is the point of the Seder, that we get to be together in a leisurely fashion and ask the question(s) “why” throughout. While not original … we’ve used it for several years. The now 10 year olds forget from year to year … and the sweet look on their faces as we begin is precious. We look forward to additional “ribbit” opportunities this year. New friends and new spirit.

  • Cindi:

    shared on FB!

  • Esther:

    The seder should be conducted with full partcipation of the kids – they can make up skits & act out various parts. My kids & now my grandkids always look(ed) forward to acting out the voices or some action in the songs at the end, particularly Chad Gadyia. Everyone was assigned an animal or item in the song & had to act out with voice or action every time it was his or her turn. I also always kept the old Haggadahs made by the kids in school over the years. I have an entire box of them & the younger kids can keep themselves occupied appropriately by looking thru them & seeing their & their siblings’, or now their parents’ names on the covers.

  • Mira:

    Make things edible: Red jello for blood, chocolate pudding for darkness, animal cookie cutters and cut shapes out of loaf of sponge cake, mini marshmallows for hail, little red gummy candies of jelly beans for boils……

  • erica:

    i make for my students a 10 makkot kit, with all types of toy/gummy/jumping frogs, toy flies, safari animals, sunglasses, homemade clothespin locusts, red dot stickers (boils), and throw mini marshmallows (hail). i surprise them with these at our class model seder, in a bag with plague stickers that they use to decorate the bag to take home for their own seder. its a hit every year!

  • Lily:

    My cousins parents-in-laws always have a fun setup. The hosts dress up as the Pharaoh and his Queen, the table is laid and decorated with items such as porcelain frogs (“Ribbit!”) and at least three different kinds of charoset from different parts of the world. Some recipes have citrus fruit, dates, or honey, etc. For the plagues, we wear the masks and each hold props. For hail, we throw marshmallows at each other from across the table!

    My cousins mother-in-law also plants her own parsley on Tu B’shevat to be harvested for Passover.

    Since the seder is so long and people are hungry, she serves appetizers like vegetables. Once certain blessings are said at their points in the seder, it is okay to eat from that food group.

    I’ve also been to a Sefardic in seder where we get to “whip” each other with leeks and scallions, to represent the suffering of the slavery. The adults in this household, who grew up with this tradition, were chasing each other with the leeks and laughing in good good fun.

    All these things make for a fun and engaging seder.

  • Lily:

    Pinned!
    Frogs in the Bed: My Passover Seder Activity Book – http://pinterest.com/pin/119134352617286626/

  • […] And the winner of the free copy of my book, Frogs in the Bed is… Tziona! Tziona’s idea for making the seder fun for kids was to have, “Little tchatkes for each of the plagues, such as throwing cotton balls down the staircase for the plague of hail.”  You can see the rest of everyones great suggestions and ideas for the Seder over here. […]

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