Uncover and hold up the three pieces of matzah and say:

Behold, the bread of affliction which our ancestors ate in the land of Egypt. Let all who are hungry come and eat; let all who are needy come and celebrate Passover with us. This year we are here; next year we will be in Israel. This year we are slaves; next year we will be free.

Take the middle matzah and break it into two, one piece larger than the other.  The host should wrap up the larger of the pieces, the afikomen, and at some point between now and the end of dinner, hide it.  After dinner, the children will hunt for the afikomen in order to wrap up the meal… and win a prize.

The smaller piece is put back, between the two matzot. This smaller piece, along with the top matzah is what will be used for the “Motzi-Matzah” and “Korech”

haggadah Section: Yachatz