A giveaway. My first. I make this leap in order to share something marvy for Passover. I love Jewish toys, and if there is cuteness or kitsch involved, I love them even more. Take this Moses and Pharaoh action figure set. No really, take it. I have two sets to give away. I want to share them with two winners who will play the heck out of ‘em. Let me explain…
I bought a Moses and Pharaoh from ChaiKids when my daughter was little. We used it every Passover week. Moses and Pharaoh helped us tell the story of the Exodus at the seder table. We made pyramids from blocks and acted out the plagues with tiny toys. They joined us as props for our Passover Parent classroom visits. We used them in the sandbox. And, they made great bath toys (tub=Nile River). Fifteen years later, they are still pressed into service during Passover, and still played with at the seder table by guests of all ages.
Moses isn’t mentioned in traditional haggadahs, by the way, so having a vinyl, 5.5 inch version of Moses at the seder can help little kids grasp, literally, the personnel of the Exodus.
The set is still sold by Chai Kids, and only by Chai Kids. When I emailed the owner to make sure I was right about this fact, she generously offered to donate two sets for a giveaway.
Chai Kids was the first kid-centered Jewish catalog way back when I was new at all this, and boy, did I love them. I had a toddler in Nashville and no local family, Judaica shop or Internet (because it didn’t really exist, yet). Here’s what the company is all about, in a nutshell:
Chai Kids looks for, and sometimes creates ourselves, the very best products available so children can experience the joy of the holidays and everyday Jewish life. We specialize in dramatic and creative play.
You just can’t go wrong with dramatic and creative play, people.
Do you want Moses and Pharaoh action figures?
Here’s how to enter:
Comment below, once per person. It’d be nifty if you shared a Passover activity/idea/book/tip for parents of young kids in the comment, too.
U.S. mailing addresses only, please. Make sure you comment using an email address or other link so I can get in touch with you if you win.
Help me show Chai Kids this is worth their time and fabulous toys by spreading the word, please. Share this post via Facebook (I have a new Facebook page) or retweet my Twitter announcement (@BBBalabusta). I’ve stuck Facebook and Twitter links on the page here, over on the right-hand column….see them?
I’ll select two winners at random (believe me, I’ll obsess over this), and then Chai Kids will ship each winner a fabulous set in time for the first seder.
The two winners will be announced Wednesday, March 28th.
Looking forward to hearing from you. I will hear from you, right? I told you this was a leap…