We suggest you refer to last week's Creativity Corner for
Games 1 and 2 in creating your own double set of home-made
GAME THREE - HAND ILLUSTRATED LOTTO CARDS. This is identical
to Game 1 except that the illustrations on the cards are hand
drawn instead of photocopied. The drawings may be copied from
illustrations in one or more Haggados or they may be drawn
from the child's imagination. You may prefer to use a set of
simple symbols such as a Kiddush cup drawn on 4 cards (times
2) with each one a different color and number. Make a simple
symbol of the Plagues: a cup filled with blood, a frog, 20
lice, a tiger, a cow, an Egyptian with red dots (boils on his
face and arms), 10 balls of fire and ice, 5 grasshoppers, a
solid black card for the plague of darkness and a dead
GAME FOUR - HAGGADA BOARD GAME
This board game includes two extra cards, a `start card,'
such as "Rush home from shul and begin the
seder," and a `finish card,' such as "Yetzias
Mitzrayim". We spin the spinner to decide how many spaces
we will move. Along the way we identify the parts of the
Haggada as we land on them, and then collect the matching
card from the second set of cards.
* Make 24 double sets of lotto cards. For a longer game, make
up to 44 sets.
* Make a `start' and `finish' card.
* Construct a game goard on a large piece of cardboard of
heavy paper size 16 x 16 inches (50 x 50 cm.).
* Use a board that is large enough to accommodate one set of
the lotto cards laid out on the Board. Arrange the cards in
order of appearance in the Haggada in a circle, `S' shape, or
`N' or `M' shape on the board to see how they fit.
* Glue cards in place for permanency, or arrange, play and
then remove and use for Lotto 1 or 2 games. If cards are
permanently glued to the board, mark each card with a number
in numerical order.
* If the game board is a heavy one and you plan to store the
game, fold the cardboard in half and cover the fold line with
cloth or other types of tape. Otherwise, with thin cardboard
or heavy paper, simply fold it in half for storage.
* Or use a piece of vinyl or plastic that may be folded up
and reused as the `game board.'
* Another impromptu game board may be a piece of removable
shelf or simply the top of a table or a space on the
* Arrange the one set of cards in sequence, along the chosen
* Arrange the second set of cards face up to the side of the
* You will need a spinner.
TO MAKE A SPINNER
* Cut out a circle on cardboard about the size of a top of a
* With a ruler, divide it into 4 equal spaces.
* Color each space a different color.
* Number each space from 1 to 4 in bold.
* Push a toothpick through the center and let it spin like a
* You will need a spinner, the prepared game board and the
second set of cards.
* Spin the spinner to decide which player has the high number
and goes first.
* Each player in turn spins to see how many places s/he
* Each time a player lands on a card, he chooses from the
second set of cards the matching pair, identifies the card
and holds on to it.
* As each child lands on a new card, teach or review its
significance in the Haggada.
* A player that spins a 3 skips a turn.
* A player than spins a 1 takes 2 turns.
* The winner is the one with the largest number of cards and
who reaches the last card of Yetziyas Mitzrayim
REMINDER: LAST YEAR'S PESACH PROJECTS ARE EQUALLY WONDERFUL
Your Child's Personalized Haggada. If you recall, Ima
surprised her young child with a picture Haggada that had her
child's photograph inserted among the illustrations, such as
Jews serving in bondage etc. Update the photos of your
children and family in each one's copy of the Haggada. Keep
this secret a surprise until they open the pages of their
Haggados and see that they, too, went out of Egypt, somehow a
bit older this year. When other children see your family's
Haggada, they may be equally convinced that your family was
actually in Mitzrayim.
Hand-Painted Place Cards for the Seder Table. If you
saved the Hand Painted Seder Place Cards from last year, use
the appropriate ones again and make new ones for additional
guests or replace the wine-stained ones that are not worth
saving. Or start from the beginning and have your oldest
child make a new set for the Seder Table based on
illustrations from the Haggada. If you recall, the miniature
paintings were done in watercolors on watercolor paper or
other water absorbent paper. These give the set Seder table a
personalized handmade touch and make each guest feel
A Kosher and Joyous Pesach - to you and your children!