I wanted to create a Passover kids activity for preschoolers that can be totally child-led (for before Passover, when parents are busy). At the same time, I wanted something that also teaches a little about the holiday, and can be played on the holiday as well. This Passover game is totally unique – it’s a “splitting of the sea” board game, that also doubles as an Exodus and Passover/Pesach trivia game for preschool aged children. Disclosure: this post contains affiliate links.
The splitting of the sea Pesach board game combines hand-drawn elements with some computer graphics. I put my heart and soul into it, so I hope you love it! I’ve created it in a printable format so that it’s accessible to anyone, affordable, and you can print it as needed. The game play itself is very versatile.
The game is geared toward children age 3-6 years old, and can be played with or without a grown-up.
This printable Passover game includes two methods of game play:
- Child led: A three year old should be able to follow instructions enough to catch on to a very basic board game. Get your colored piece through the split sea first and you win. Spin the spinner to see if you move forward one, two, or three spaces. The first one through wins.
- Adult led: To add to the challenge of the game, I added trivia question cards. In order to move forward, you need to answer a question from a card of the corresponding level to the number you spun correctly. If you do, you get to move forward that amount of spaces. This can also be played among older children with a very basic knowledge of Passover.
Since it’s a very basic board game, you can really play things how you want to. You can set new rules to increase the challenge. Got the question wrong? Get a “save” pick from the same level of trivia cards. Got the second one right? You get to stay in place. Got it wrong again? Move back that amount of spaces!
Another idea: use the board game at your Seder. Whenever someone ASKS a question they get to move forward a slot. A question and an answer for it? They move forward two spots.
Purchase the game below. You’ll get it as an instant download in your inbox. I’ve kept the cost very low to make it affordable for everyone:
What you get in this printable Splitting of the Sea Passover game:
You get the following PDF files for you to print on card stock:
- Board: I’ve included a letter size board for those of you who want to keep it small and simple, and the same board split into four letter size sheets, for a nice, large board. (Note: some of the images show the board without arrows. The board itself HAS ARROWS. I just printed it for preview purposes and at the last moment decided to add the arrows.)
- Trivia: You get three double sided pages of trivia questions, answers included.
- Game play pieces: A spinner base and arrow for you to assemble using a brad. Also included: six colored “footsteps” game play pieces.
- Instructions: I’ve also included printable game play instructions for you to keep handy, but you can make up your own rules too!
More Details about this Passover game:
- The Questions: the questions are geared to ages 3-6, but of course knowledge ranges. I’ve phrased them so that people of all levels of observance can use them. They range from Passover/Pesach tradition, the ten plagues, to exodus facts and more… You can sort through them first and see which are good for your children, or create some of your own.
- The game assembly: To assemble the full size board, simply trim the white edges and tape together. The files are labeled according to which corner they belong to. To assemble the spinner, align the black dot on the arrow with the center dot on the spinner base. Connect loosely with a brad so that it spins easily. If you can’t get it to spin nicely, allow your child to rotate the arrow and base in opposite directions with eyes closed a few times.
- Printing instructions: Print on card stock. For the full sized board parts, make sure you choose “fit to page” if you don’t have borderless printing to make sure the edges aren’t cut off. Print the trivia questions back to back (each one is a 2 page PDF with the background print and the trivia questions).
Got any questions about this Passover game? Got any other Pesach activities for kids to share? Comment below!