This great project is excerpted from Rivky Koenig's Crafting Jewish, which will be given away to one lucky winner in my Pesach Giveaway. Don't forget to leave a comment in the giveaway post to qualify! Thanks Rivky for letting me share this with my readers! I just love the idea of using a cute little vintage-look lunchbox for storing the game!
This fun matching game will help children remember the names of the ten plagues
It is is quick and easy to make as well as to play. Laminating the cards
will make them more durable; this can be done at a local copy shop.
What you will need:
- 3 (8½"x11") sheets white cardstock or thick paper
- 3 (12"x12") sheets colored cardstock or scrapbook paper
- glue stick
1. Fold one sheet of white paper in half. Then fold the paper in half and then in half again. Unfold the paper. The folds will have divided the paper into 8 equal rectangles.
2. Repeat step one with the other two papers. Cut out the rectangles; you will only need 20, so there will be four extra.
3. Draw a picture of a different makah on ten of the rectangles or download a clip art picture from your computer and glue to rectangles.
4. Write or print the Hebrew and English names of each makah on the other ten rectangles.
5. Fold the 12"x12" papers in the same manner that you did the white paper. Cut out the colored rectangles.
6. Center each white rectangle on each colored rectangle and glue into place, centering the white rectangles so that a colored border is visible.
Optional: Have the cards laminated at a copy shop or office center. Punch a hole in the top right corner of each card and place on a metal ring for storage.
Note: The makot cards pictured here were made using color copies of illustrations in the ArtScroll Children's Haggadah; used with permission.
Estimated time: 45 minutes
And guess what? Just because I love you I've assembled clip art of the 10 plagues for you to drag onto your desktop from the blog! And as a bonus because I really really love you, I've assembled another page of ten more images, so that you'll have 20 images in all. I'm planning to make a memory matching game with these . I'll keep my kids busy coloring two sets of each page, then I'll make cards from the images, either by laminating them or by gluing them to larger cardstock rectangles. To save time I may just print the images on full sheet sticker paper and then mounting them onto something heavier will be a breeze! I'll mount them first and then trim with a craft knife and a metal ruler! I'm sure everyone would love a new game for Pesach, so just a little bit of extra effort at this very busy time will be so greatly appreciated and enhance the holiday for your family! After all they really don't care how clean the house is!