11 Books That Feature Kids Helping With Passover

Like so many Jewish holidays, Passover is full of sensory experiences and moments that are made for kids. From tasting the items on the seder plate to asking the Four Questions and searching for the afikomen, there are numerous opportunities to make incredible family memories. While your children may already be excited for Passover, these stories, whi h showcase the important role that kids play during the holiday, will take their enthusiasm to the next level.



Afikomen Mambo by Joe Black and Linda Prater

Recommended for ages 2 to 3

Rabbi Joe Black’s lyrics set a joyful tone and build anticipation for the Passover seder and the traditional, joyful hunt for the afikomen. Plus, the accompanying CD brings the song to life.

A Different Kind of Passover by Linda Leopold Strauss and Jeremy Tugeau

Recommended for ages 6 to 7

Every year, Jessica looks forward to spending Passover with her Grandma and Grandpa -- but this year, Grandpa is sick. Jessica is worried. How will the family make sure the holiday still feels special?

Dinosaur on Passover by Diane Levin Rauchwerger and Jason Wolff

Recommended for ages 2 to 4

A young boy celebrates Passover with the help of a very enthusiastic dinosaur that visits his home.

Gittel's Hands by Erica Silverman and Deborah Nourse Lattimore

Recommended for ages 7 to 8

With her father constantly boasting about her talents, a young girl named Gittel is asked to perform impossible tasks. She must embroider a matzah cover without a needle and create an Elijah's cup from a silver coin. Just as all seems hopeless, Gittel is rewarded for her kind ways and gentle nature by none other than the prophet Elijah.

Izzy the Whiz and Passover McClean by Yael Mermelstein and Carrie Hartman

Recommended for ages 3 to 5

Izzy the Whiz is an amateur inventor who, right before Passover, creates a super-duper machine that whirs and purrs and munches and crunches and miraculously cleans the entire house just in time for the holiday -- but not without creating havoc along the way.

Kayla and Kugel's Almost-Perfect Passover by Ann D. Koffsky

Recommended for ages 2 to 3

Passover in Kayla’s house is always fun -- but it gets a little messy when Kugel the dog is involved. And who’s going to help find that afikoman?

The Littlest Levine by Sandy Lanton and Claire Keay

Recommended for ages 4 to 5

Poor Hannah. She’s always being told she’s too little for this, too little for that. But now that Passover is almost here, the day is coming when being the littlest Levine means having a very big role indeed.

The Passover Parrot by Evelyn Zusman and Kyrsten Brooker

Recommended for ages 6 to 7

No one wants to help Lily practice for the Four Questions -- except their parrot, Hametz! Hametz gets a little too involved with the afikomen, however.

Sammy Spider's First Passover by Sylvia Rouss and Katherine Janus Kahn

Recommended for ages 3 to 4

Poor Sammy! He wants to help Josh Shapiro find the afikomen, but as everyone knows, spiders don’t celebrate Passover -- spiders spin webs!

What I Like About Passover by Varda Livney

Recommended for ages 6 months to 2 years

Passover arrives, and a little girl shares her favorite parts of the celebration of the holiday. The question is: what do you like best about Passover?

Where is the Afikomen? by Judye Groner and Rosalyn Schanzer

Recommended for ages 6 months to 2 years

Someone’s hidden the afikomen. Where could it be? Look up, down, and all around!


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