Mix It Up Mondays #3
Run out of things to do at home? Don’t have anything left in the queue to watch? Not to worry- Camp Chi is here! Each Monday we will provide some great fun ideas to get those creative juices flowing and bodies moving! Be sure to check out Mix It Up Monday #1 & #2 as well, but this week we have a theme: Passover. With the holiday beginning Wednesday evening, we have compiled some of our favorite things to keep everyone busy all Pesach long. For more activities and projects, stay tuned to Camp Chi Facebook and Channel J.
Something Active: Afikomen Scramble!
Who doesn’t love some friendly family competition? Especially when it comes to finding the Afikomen on Passover. Take it to the next level with your household! Take turns hiding the Afikomen and come up with fun prizes for whoever finds it! Try a round where the kids hide it and the parents search. We’ve even seen some people coming up with virtual afikomen hunts! The options are endless and it can challenge your mind while keeping your body moving!
Something Yummy: Charoset
Looking to make some delicious Passover treats? We’ve got you covered with a simple and easy recipe for everyone’s favorite seder plate item- charoset!
(optional) 1 apple and 1 pear to mix it up!
1 cup chopped or ground walnuts*
½ cup sweet red wine or grape juice
¼ tsp. cinnamon
¼ tsp. nutmeg
(optional) ½ cup raisins
1. Peel & core your apples. Then you can either chop or grate them into a bowl.
2. Simply mix the other ingredients into the apples and let it sit for a bit to meld together.
3. Enjoy it all Pesach long!
* For our nut allergy friends here is a link to some unique and delicious nut-free Charoset recipes!
Something Artsy: Make your Own Seder Plate
Not used to hosting seder? Don’t have a seder plate? Here is a fun and creative way to make your very own seder plate using supplies you probably have around the house!
Large paper plate
5 or 6* mini cupcake liners
(optional) Any other fun art supplies to personalize your seder plate including pipe cleaners, glitter, play dough, etc.
1. Glue the cupcake liners around the edge, or in any pattern you like, around the paper plate.
2. Use the markers to label each liner with the name of one of the seder plate items (beitzah/egg, marror/bitter herbs, zeroa/shank bone, karpas/vegetable, and charoset. *based on your custom, you can add a second bitter herb or hazeret.)
3. Add colorful drawings around the rest of the plate to make it a festive decoration, as this is a celebration, after all.
4. Fill the plate with the seder items, or if you don’t have the items, you can make them out of play dough for the seder.
5. Display proudly at your family’s seder.
Something Messy: Shaving Cream Marbling
This is fun one that gets you messy and gives you a beautiful product afterwards.
Paper (a few pieces any size)
Large reusable container or pan
Smock (optional, but encouraged)
1. Spray shaving cream into container/pan and try to get it to be somewhat level
2. Add a few drops of the colors of your choice throughout the shaving cream.
3. Using your toothpick, swirl designs in your shaving cream
4. Take a piece of paper and gently lay it so the side facing down is completely touching the shaving cream.
5. Gently remove the paper from the shaving cream mixture and lay down on surface with shaving cream side up.
6. Take your ruler and scrape off the shaving cream from the paper.
7. Let it dry and you should have beautifully marbled paper now.