Passover Stories to Watch and Read

Looking for some great Passover stories to watch and read with the family? We’ve got you covered!

We have to start out with this absolutely adorable re-telling of Moses and the Passover Story, told entirely by kids themselves:

And here’s a great series of tales from Kid Time Story Time, complete with story reading puppets!

Is It Passover Yet?

For the Sesame Street lovers in your household, here’s Grover & Big Bird’s Passover Celebration!

Kippi & The Missing Matzah

The Little Red Hen and The Passover Matzah

JMM Director of Education Ilene Dackman-Alon has also compiled a great list of “recommended reads” for the family, including:

The Story of Passover by David A. Adler (ages 5-10)

Passover commemorates the Jews’ escape from slavery in the land of Egypt. The complex Biblical story of Moses and the Exodus is laid out in simple terms in this lovely picture book.

More Than Enough by April Halprin Wayland (ages 3-8)

The traditional Passover song “Dayenu” means “it would have been enough for us.” This gentle story demonstrates mindfulness and gratitude during the holiday. A glossary
and author’s note round out the book.

Miriam at the River by Jane Yolen (ages 4-8)

At Passover we retell the biblical story of Moses, including his babyhood rescue by his sister Miriam the prophet. This lovely volume focuses on Miriam’s experience.

Penina Levine Is a Hard-Boiled Egg by Rebecca O’Connell (ages 9-12)

In this middle grade novel, Jewish Penina’s public school class is assigned an Easter Bunny project, but she stands up for her beliefs and schools her teachers on diversity.

Passover Around the World by Tami Lehman-Wilzig (ages 7-11)

A comprehensive tour of Passover customs from across the globe, accompanied by stories, recipes, maps, and fun facts.

You can download her full list here!

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