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Splitting the Yam Suf

Why is this Pesach different from all other Pesachs? I’m sure I don’t even need to begin to tell you. With coronavirus spreading and most of us holed up at home, for many, almost nothing will look the same. My kids are continuing to learn about Pesach with their teachers via Zoom, and we are making Haggadot, but I think many of us are looking to expand on their learning at home and really bring the holiday to life. This will be our first time making a Seder and we are trying to make it special. (Paro hat has been ordered!)

We always decorate a wall in our dining room with seasonal crafts, including school projects and our own additions. We made the Yam Suf this year and plan on putting pictures of our family in the center! We used a variety of colors for the waves, since my supply of blue paper is limited at this point. I translated that wall mural into a fun craft you can do on a smaller scale. I googled “splitting of the sea coloring page” and picked a version that was not too elaborate for our center scene. You can also draw your own, or print out pictures of your own family like we are planning.

Cover one sheet of white paper with blue waves. You can cut them out and glue them on or draw them, or a mixture of both! When gluing, I recommend starting with the wave that will be overlapped (likely higher up the page) rather than the one at the bottom so you don’t need to lift and tuck them in.

Allow a few minutes to dry and then cut the paper in half and set aside.

Using the second sheet of paper, create a scene of the Jews walking through the sea. Print a coloring page from google or create your own!

Using a strip of clear tape, attach the two halves of your waves page on top of the scene.

By Rena Ray

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