How to Make an Easy Afikomen Bag

Sedar plate illustration

On Passover, it isn’t enough to merely remember the Exodus of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt; we must also teach our children about it. Children are active participants in the seder (the ritual meal) from start to finish. The night opens with the Four Questions — and reciting them is a child’s special job. Families have different fun ways of involving the kids throughout the seder, from rewarding questions about the Exodus with treats to acting out the Passover story. The seder can’t end without finding the afikomen, a special piece of matzah that is hidden during the meal. This is also often the domain of the little ones, who race to find the hidden matzah. So, call kids to the table! This night is about them.

This Activity Works With These Books:

Matzah Belowstairs
Kippi and the Missing Matzah
Hoppy Hanukkah

Supplies

  • Zippered plastic bag
  • Decorative duct tape or washi tape
  • Stickers (optional)
  • Markers

Directions

  • Use strips of decorative duct tape to cover the outside of the plastic bag.
  • Write “Afikomen” in marker, then enhance with a few stickers (if desired). 
  • Now your afikomen bag is ready for some matzah and for a game of hide-and-seek!

More

7 Passover Books to Read With Your Preschooler
Getting Kids Involved During Passover
Planning a Child-Friendly Seder
Printable Paper Passover Scene

Find more Passover crafts and activities on the PJ Library Passover hub.