- Charosset (a mixture of apples, nuts and wine) -- representing the bricks and mortar the slaves used
- Take a piece of cardboard or oak tag and cut out a big rectangle (if it's not that shape already). If you like, you can cover the cardboard or oak tag with a piece of construction paper. This will be your place mat.
- Take another piece of construction paper and cut out a big circle. This will be your plate, or you can use a real paper plate. Glue or tape your plate onto the rectangle place mat.
- Discuss each item with your child and see if she can find a picture of something like it in the magazines or catalogs. Be creative. Perhaps a picture of tropical fish could represent salt water, or a picture of a brick building could be used for the Charosset. Any spring picture, from flowers and trees to birds and bees could be used for the parsley. A picture of a lamb could be used for the shank bone.
- Glue the pictures to a spot on the paper plate.
- If you want to get more three-dimensional, use the toilet paper tube to make a shank bone or crumpled tissue paper to make parsley or salt water or horseradish!
- Use your imagination to create an original plate.
- If you use only pictures, you can laminate the place mat by covering it with contact paper and use your creation again next year!
If your child is not yet handy with scissors, he or she can rip pictures out of the magazines and catalogs and you can trim them (or not!). Your child can also color any original picture or design the border of the plate. Be sure to display your child's seder plate on the Passover table along with the real one!