A Bag of plagues for Pesach
Posted 2 April, 2011on:
Recently I stumbled across this fabulous idea from Felt So Cute: a bag of 10 plague-themed items for your Seder guests.
Guaranteed to keep the younger participants amused and probably the older ones also! I think the sunglasses and the bubble wrap are particularly inspired.
So, I decided to include something similar in our Seder, although I will not bag them up individually. My plan is to construct “Egypt in a box” probably featuring Pharaoh made out of a toilet paper roll, and then let my family indulge in a spot of plague flinging mid Seder.
My daughter is obsessed with frogs, so we already have about 20+ small plastic frogs in the house – so that’s one plague sorted! I have a bag of packing beans for hail, and plenty of plastic wild animals (it’s tempting to include dinosaurs and unleash Jurassic Park on Pharaoh). I plan to turn off the lights for darkness, and drop some red food colouring into a glass of water to show rivers turning to blood.
But I still need some lice and locusts, so we’re on a mission this week to find some (of the plastic variety). And if anyone has any good ideas to represent dead firstborn in a way which will not upset a sensitive 4 year old, please let me know.