Aaron, to show proof of the message comes from G-d, follows G-d’s instructions and throws down his staff,
which turns into a snake.
Pharaoh’s magicians show they can do the same.
But even when Aaron’s snake eats theirs,
Pharaoh refuses to let us go to the desert to worship G-d. The 10 plagues follow…
Though this Parsha Nosh looks involved, you can even just take one or more little bear-shaped animal crackers and act out the story. Jelly bean shoes are completely optional and may cause the feet to snap off, but are necessary for the purpose of taking photos.
Ingredients per snack:
5 bear-shaped animal crackers
Fruit leather (pliable)
10 jelly beans (optional)
- Small bowl for powdered sugar
- Snap ears off of the bear-shaped cookies you want without ears (optional).
You may prefer them with cute ears.
2. Make sugar glue: put some powdered sugar in a small bowl. Add water, a few drops at a time, just until it forms a thick paste.
3. Paint sugar paste beards onto Moses and Aaron cookies, and clothes onto magicians using a toothpick. Place on wax paper or smooth surface to dry for a short time.
4. Cut fruit leather to make headdress and skirt for Pharaoh.
You may want to add a third piece for the front part of the headdress (optional).
5. Wrap the skirt around Pharaoh, place headdress (and optional front snake) on head.
7. If you want to cookies to stand up, cut each jelly bean in half and press on front and back of the bear cookies.
8. Snap pretzel sticks to be the right size to be walking sticks for your bear cookies
9. Cut small strips of fruit leather to make snakes, fold and shape into snakes with your fingers.