Pip­pa’s Passover Plate

January 1, 2013

Pip­pa the Mouse has been work­ing hard all day– clean­ing her house, set­ting the table, cook­ing the meal. Every­thing looks great — but her spe­cial Seder plate is miss­ing! Search­ing through her tiny house turns up noth­ing so Pip­pa ven­tures out to ask her neigh­bors if they can help. Brave­ly she asks the oth­er ani­mals for help but the snake, owl, and cat haven’t seen her plate either. But it’s almost time for the Seder to begin so she keeps look­ing — and when she finds it, she invites all the oth­er ani­mals home to join her celebration.

Discussion Questions

Cour­tesy of Vivian Kirkfield

  1. Why does Pip­pa want her Passover plate so much? Did you ever want some­thing so much that you were will­ing to do some­thing that scared you in order to get it?

  2. What did Pip­pa do to get her house ready for Passover? What do you do to get ready for a spe­cial hol­i­day or occasion?

  3. What was Pip­pa afraid of? What are you afraid of? What helps you over­come your fears?

  4. Was Pip­pa per­sis­tent? Have you even per­se­vered in order to get some­thing or do some­thing, even though oth­ers encour­aged you to give up?

  5. How did Pip­pa thank her friends? How do you show your friends you respect them and appre­ci­ate their friendship?