Tips for a great Seder

Haggadah Section: Introduction
  • Read the entire Haggadah before Pesach and have an idea how you are going to lead the Seder. Try and make it as creative and entertaining as possible. Assign topics to present to various guests.

  • Tell everyone to eat a light meal before they come. That way they won't be starving and want to hurry through the Haggadah.

  • Make it fun! Have props for the plagues and you can have visuals on the table or on the wall. You can make a splitting of the red sea on the table by having a blue tablecloth and the Jews running away from the evil Egyptians.

  • Do craft projects before Pesach: Haggadah bookmarks, homemade Pesach themed posters which can be decorated around the room and make costumes for Pesach plays.

  • Be creative with storytelling. You can tell the story with lego blocks or you can create themes like star wars or the muppets and relate it to the Exodus story. Tell parts of the story with mistakes (The King of Egypt was called "Philip") and have the kids listen carefully and correct them.

  • Have some fun games for the Seder. There is the guess who am I game or the story bag game, where kids select an object from the bag and relate it to the Pesach story.

  • At Mah nishtanah recite it in different languages.

  • Reward guests and kids with treats if they ask good questions

  • Start the Seder with a fun intro like a parody

  • Explain to everyone that they are like royalty on Seder night. Everyone gets a pillow to lean on and find a friend to pour the four cups for you!

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