Haggadah Ideas For Children

Let’s Have Some Fun This Passover

“Our Passover Seder was really fun and I learn a lot!” If these are the words you hope to hear from your children at the end of this years Seder you have come to the right place. With any of the Passover Haggadahs in this collection, you will have a unique and fun Seder, without sacrificing tradition. Each of the Haggadah presented here offer something special for the family, while they tell the story of the Jewish Exodus from Egypt and include the traditional prayers and blessing.

Shown here is Sammy sammy-spider-haggadahSpider’s First Haggadah (Passover): for kids aged 5 and up.

Recommended for Preschool to Early Readers

Bright and colorful Sammy Spider makes Passover fun for younger children. This Haggadah is loaded with fun songs sung to familiar tunes. Early readers can participate in the reading of the Passover story and the Seder, or the book lends itself to groups of children acting out the story of Exodus from Egypt.

Most of these children’s books are written so that kids as young as 4-8 can participate in the reading,while they are enjoyed by the entire family. Unfortunately the holiday is hard to explain to toddlers, so there are no books I can recommend that try.

If you are looking for a bit of fun this season, you can find the perfect pesach Haggadah for kids right here.


The book which tells the story of how the Jewish people escaped Egypt (and slavery) about 3,300 years ago. It is read at a Seder on the first two nights of the Jewish Passover.

Passover Can Be Fun with Any of These Children’s Haggadot!

(The plural of Haggadah is Haggadot)

Kids sometimes struggle with the reading of the Haggadah at the Passover Seder. As the scriptural commandant of “telling our sons” of the liberation from slavery and leaving Egypt is done, the story can be long and difficult for children to understand, especially if they are of preschool age. It is an important story and part of the Jewish history that kids do need to understand so I am offering you some ideas that are great for young kids as your family celebrates Pesach. 

My Very Own Haggadah – For ages 4 and up

Recommended for Pre-k, Kindergarten and early elementary school

My Very Own Haggadah is the perfect Haggadah for families that want extra Passover activities in addition to a Seder. This child’s Haggadah tells the story of the Exodus and adds songs, blessings and a simplification of holiday symbols. It is a great choice, especially if you have early readers at the table. For that added bonus, this Haggadah offers recipes, craft ideas, and pictures to color, all of which will help your child better understand the story of Passover. With over 2 million in print, you know that My Very Own Haggadah must be doing something right.

The Really! Fun Family Haggadah

Recommended for Pre-k, Kindergarten and early elementary school

A really great feature of this Haggadah is that it includes two versions of the Passover story, one written for younger children, the other for adults. In addition to the telling of the traditional story, this Haggadah offers explanations of many traditions and an abundance of fun questions to promote discussion among both young and old.

The Animated Haggadah – For kids in the ages 4 and up

Recommended for Pre-k, Kindergarten and early elementary school

What could be more fun than a Haggadah using claymation characters to tell the Passover story in English. More than just the traditional Seder, this fun Haggadah includes some recipes, activities, games and discussion questions to help further engage your kids.

Uncle Eli’s Passover Haggadah – Bring some rhyming fun to your table this year

Recommended for Pre-k, Kindergarten and early elementary school: funny for all ages

A very fun, silly and brightly illustrated Haggadah. It is the story of the exodus told in rhyme by the mysterious and mischievous “Uncle Eli.” Kids and adults will find themselves laughing and having fun as they share the Seder reading. While all of the prayer and ritual is here, you will also find some fun and interesting creatures like “Abie the Afikoman-thief.” The perfect Passover Haggadah for kids who need to be engaged.

Uncle Eli’s Passover Haggadah can be a great way to make sure that the kids do not take a snooze during the meal and celebration of Passover. It can be fun and appealing when using a Haggadah like this one. The illustrations are quite humorous, the characters are on the zany side and the rhymes are wacky and fun to recite. One can not help but think of an example of the rhyming being a bit of the Pharoh meets Dr Seuss. 

Pesach is the Hebrew word for Passover

Acceptable alternate spellings include: Pessah, Pesah and Pessach

A Children’s Haggadah is a wonderful choice for your next Passover Seder. There is no need for anymore boring Seders that even adults have trouble understanding. Hebrew text is used in the book with the English translation beneath it and gets straight to the heart of the Exodus. There are beautiful illustrations included in the book and the presentation makes for the telling of the story within a time span that will work with a child’s attention span. Because children might not understand what slavery really is, the text puts into a context that even a preschool age child can grasp. Examples of not being able to go to school or to see a movie make more sense to a child. This Haggadah is not so simplistic that adults won’t enjoy it, either. 

Richard Codor’s Joyous Haggadah:A Children and Family Cartoon Haggadah for Passover Seder –

Recommended for a slightly older reading level (ages 9-12)

Tired of long, dry Seders? Well, Richard Codor’s Joyous Haggadah: A Children and Family Cartoon Haggadah for Passover Seder brings fun to your Passover table. The customer reviews are outstanding, each using terms like fun, wit, interesting, exciting, or clever. This review from Joan in California sums it up best:

“The BEST Hagaddah ever! What more could we want from a Hagaddah? It’s beautiful, whimsical, tells the story well and is both a fun and thoughtful way to enjoy the Seder. Thank you Richard Codor. This was enjoyed by all of us (adults and teens) around the table; I don’t think you need to have children to enjoy this Haggadah. It added more smiles and a sparkle of delight to our Passover and will be enjoyed, we are sure, for many more Passovers in the future.”

The Richard Codor’s Joyous Haggadah:A Children and Family Cartoon Haggadah for Passover Seder is a fun way to begin the first two days of Pesach. By using cartoons to help tell the story of the end of slavery and leaving Egypt this Haggadah is enjoyable for children of all ages. I like the format with the pictures, English definitions and the Hebrew next to it in the beginning of the book that shows all of the elements of the Seder for Passover. The special order of this special Seder is explained well with the beginning of the Kadesh or the blessing of the wine. It tells the child that they will drink four cups during the celebration and tells them to raise the glass in their right and and then tells them the words to say for the blessing. There are also recipes and extras included in this Haggadah for children.

A Child’s First Haggadah Book A unique Haggadah will be a delightful asset to any Seder table. Use it at home, in religious schools or at community centers to help children better understand this service. Offering colorful illustrations on every pages the book uses 14 steps to tell the Passover story to small children. It is wonderful for assisting children to understand the story and ritual of Passover and offers both Hebrew and English text. A special gift for the precious little ones in your family so that they can follow the progress of this most special tradition of their people.

A Family Haggadah II is wonderful for all ages to follow the order of the Seder. The word Seder actually means order and it is easy for everyone, both adult and children to grasp the rituals and meanings of the things that are being done and said during the celebration. This is actually a good book to have for guests that may not be Jewish so that they can feel a part of the evening. It is not as childish as some of the selections and works well for anyone at the table.

Having Haggadahs for each person at the table is a good idea especially the ones for the kids to have. The children can follow along as the tradition is followed without having to have an adult help them. You can even select a book that is appropriate for the different ages of children at the Seder.

A reader says:

Choosing the right haggadah is SO important! Your choices to make this holiday engaging for even young children look marvelous. Another consideration I always look for is a haggadah that doesn’t make guests of other faiths uncomfortable. Thank you for sharing such excellent choices!

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  1. Three matzot are stacked on the seder table; at this stage, the middle matzah of the three is broken in half. The larger piece is hidden, to be used later as the afikoman , the “dessert” after the meal. The smaller piece is returned to its place between the other two matzot.

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