Thank you so much to E.L.'s grandma, Judy, who came in and taught us about Passover. We learned that people of the Jewish faith celebrate Passover as a commemoration of their liberation by God from slavery in ancient Egypt and their freedom as a nation under the leadership of Moses.
We learned a bit about slavery and freedom ( in a very child-friendly way)
We coloured the word SLAVERY in sad colours:
and we coloured the word FREEDOM in happy colours:
When the Jews were freed, it is said that they left in such a hurry that they could not wait for bread dough to rise. So that is why matzo (unleavened bread)is eaten during Passover. Judy gave us each a piece of matzo to try and everyone wanted more!
Judy read us a story of The Matzah Man (like the Gingerbread Man)
We were able to make our own Matzo Men:
Judy lent us her Sammy Spider book to read. We love Sammy's adventures!