In this challenging time, many parents and guardians are looking online for meaningful activities for their children that don’t require too much prep or too many materials. Each weekday on this blog, the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust will post an activity geared to a range of ages that guide children how to explore heritage, history, and learning through artifacts.

Food is an important part of heritage. Recipes can reflect our family history, including the places our family lived. As we get closer to the Passover and Easter holidays, many families plan to make special meals.

Have your student interview a family member or another adult about a special family recipe. Include questions like:

  • Who taught you this recipe?
  • Is there a special memory that you associate with this recipe?
  • How does this recipe reflect your family? Your heritage?

Use this template to record the recipe’s ingredients, directions, and the story behind it.

We encourage you to share your student’s work with us! Please email so that we may feature it on our Museum blog!