Tasting Pesach in Junior Kinder
Yesterday the Junior Kinder classes, along with Pre-Kinder, joined together to participate in a very special Pesach activity. The children got the opportunity to think and learn about how the Avadim made bricks to build cities and palaces in Mitzrayim all those years ago. Tamar demonstrated how the bricks were made using mud and straw.
The children also learned why we eat charoset on Pesach (to symbolize the mortar between the stones of the buildings of Egypt) and got to taste their matzah, lettuce and parsley. Below is the charoset recipe if you would like to make it at home.
About 13 pitted dates
2 apples peeled and grated
¼ cup Grape juice
Soak the dates in warm water for a minimum of 1 hour and mash them up with a fork
Add in the grated apples
Stir in the grape juice
Mix all together and enjoy!
We concluded with a mindfulness session. We asked the children to close their eyes and visualise the Jewish people in Mitzrayim, how they felt, tasting the salty tears going down their cheeks, the tiredness and sore muscles of their legs and arms etc. The children were able to hold the lettuce and let us know how it felt, smelt and tasted in their mouths. This was an amazing opportunity for the children to use their five senses. Like the Jewish people all came together, it was lovely for the three Kinder rooms to participate in this together!