My intended entry for today was totally derailed when I came across these sites today, courtesy of the Practical Hippie: the Bag of Plagues, and the 10 Plagues Adventure, "a fun activity to represent the ten plagues". As you might guess from the 10 plagues reference, these are Passover activities for the kiddies, centered around the 10 plagues. Holy wow. The bag is actually kind of cute in a gag-gift kind of way. But the activities, they just freak me out. I can't even decide which one weirds me out the most. But it might be this one:
10. Put red ribbon on the sides and top of door post of your house to avoid the death plague. When the neighbors ask what the ribbon is for you can witness to them!Yes, the 10 Plagues fun is actually for Christian kids, who I think would enjoy them even less than Jewish kids who at least have an afikomen payoff to look forward to.