Kid-Friendly Passover Recipes That Are Too Good To Pass-Over

PJ Library Offers Free Downloadable Passover Recipes for Kids on Its Jam-Packed Passover Hub

Agawam, MA (April 4, 2024) – PJ Library, long trusted as a resource for Jewish families (now in 40 countries) who receive free books each month, offers these fun and fresh Passover recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner that kids can whip up easily for the 8-day holiday. This year Passover is celebrated April 22-30. 

Families often have their favorite “tried and true” recipes that they absolutely must make for Passover. Tradition, tradition! But preparing family-style meals during Passover often becomes a challenge, especially when preparing for young children. Help is on the way from PJ Library! You and your family will love making these kid-approved and kid-friendly recipes year after year, making great memories as well as great food.

Breakfast — Charoset Breakfast Balls
Don’t discard the leftover seder charoset. Save it for these easy, make-ahead, healthy treats packed with protein to keep you full and energized. They make a great after-school snack too!


Lunch – Passover Portable Salad on a Stick
If you’re packing lunches or trying to get a fussy child to eat, you’ll love this healthy, fast, side dish. Use the caprese style recipe as a blueprint for your salad and then change things up by swapping the type of cheese, as well as the fresh vegetables used.


Dinner – Passover Roasted Broccoli Florets with Lemon Garlic Matzah Crumbs

If you weren’t a broccoli fan before, you will be after you try this dish. There’s something magical that happens when deep green broccoli meets a hot oven and emerges with a gentle char. The combination of sweet and pungent roasted garlic married with vibrant and refreshingly tart lemon zest perfumes the matzah crumbs in such a way that it won’t take long for this dish to become a heavily requested staple on any Passover table.


Looking for more Passover Kid-Friendly food & recipe inspiration? Check out these easy recipes to get you through the school week where you’ll find: 11 Delicious Books About Passover Foods25 Easy Passover Recipes Your Family Will Love, and 9 Passover Lunch Ideas for Kids. 

Finally, you’ll want to explore the newly updated PJ Library Passover Hub where you’ll discover a plethora of Passover info, videos, podcasts, activities and more for the entire family: 

  • Books For Matzah Lovers
  • How to Host a Passover Seder
  • The Before-Bedtime Seder: A Short but Meaningful Celebration for The Littlest Attendees
  • PJ Library’s Passover List of Children’s Books, Music, Videos, and Audio Stories
  • Passover History and Traditions 

For 2024, PJ Library has partnered with Streit’s, and is featured on their iconic matzo boxes. For those who’ve gone without the free stories and activities PJ Library sends every month for zero dough (leavened or otherwise), they can now be led out of the desert thanks to the opportunity to sign up for a subscription on every box of Streit’s Matzos. Look for the PJ Library logo on Streit’s Matzos boxes in supermarkets across North America or on streitsmatzos.com, and use Streit’s in your favorite Passover recipes. 

About PJ Library

PJ Library, a global program available in 40 countries, provides Jewish families with free high-quality children’s books and other resources that foster a deeper connection with Jewish life. Over 18 years, PJ Library has provided more than 50 million books to kids ages 0-12 worldwide. It is a program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation who partners with local Jewish organizations to fund PJ Library and make it available in their community. Learn more and sign up at pjlibrary.org.

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