Tag Archives: Maror

Teaching the Seder Plate: Real Symbolic Foods

Charoset-making station

Charoset-making station

You don’t have to make a seder plate in order to use the heck out of it as a fabulous, hands-on reference point to this fabulous, hands-on holiday of Passover.  You just need a seder plate—any seder plate—and the stuff that goes on it.

The real objects depicted on a plate are weird and wonderful.  Intentionally so.  A horseradish root?  How often does that show up on the kitchen table, and how often does a kid get to grate the thing?  Charoset is weird, a naked bone is weird.  A boiled egg is not so weird, but it can be if you scorch  Continue reading

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Grow Your Own Maror (after Passover)

Grating horseradish root for Chain. No, the goggles don't help.

Grating horseradish root for Chain. Annual photo op.

Passover seder has passed.

Did you buy a big ol’ horseradish root for Maror this year?

Did you toss it on the compost heap yet?

Well, run right out and pull it back off.  You can use it to grow a new one for next year’s seder. Even a small piece should take root just fine. Your kid can help you, and then proudly claim ownership at Passover.

HOW WE CAN USE IT WITH KIDS Continue reading