This week, the 1st through 5th graders at the Enrichment Center started their special Pesach project: a naturally dyed afikomen bag to take to their own Pesach Seders! The bag will serve as a gorgeous reminder of the deep thinking and questioning we have been doing together this Pesach.
In Nitzanim v’Anafim (“Buds” for 1st grade and “Branches” for 2nd-3rd grades), we loved getting to pick the bright and colorful foods that we wanted to dye our bags. There was red cabbage, turmeric, beets, clementine peels (from our snack earlier that day!), and blueberries!
We encouraged children to choose several different foods to ensure that their bags could soak up the most color. At the end of the day, we took a look at our jars and could already see the beautiful colors coming out!
We can’t wait for next week, when we’ll rinse out our bags and get to see what we made!