Monday, February 25, 2013

The Little Red Hen and the Passover Matzah

The Little Red Hen and the Passover Matzah By Leslie Kimmelman
Grades K-3

The traditional story of The Little Red Hen with a Jewish Passover twist. This is a perfect story to introduce Passover to your students in public schools (informative yet fun and not too religious). The poor little red hen is making matzah for Passover and none of her animal friends want to help plant or harvest the grain, bring it to the miller or help cook the meal. Yet when it comes time for the Seder they certainly want to be invited in to eat! What should the little red hen do? Since she's a mensch (a decent person) of course she invites them all to eat with her. In the back of the book a description of Passover is included, along with a recipe for homemade matzah and a glossary of Yiddish phrases used throughout the story.

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