I ran across this bizarre item on Facebook. A friend (a real friend, too, not just a Facebook “friend”) posted a gift his children received. The only thing stranger: they’re not Jewish, and it’s not Passover.
Rite Lite makes the puppets and distributes it on its website. RiteLite.com, I found out, is “your ultimate online source for wholesale Judaica”). Rite Lite makes a bunch of ten plagues toys and novelties including
- Ten plagues finger puppets
- Ten plagues nail decals
- Ten plagues foam fingers
- Ten plagues hand puppets
Another option is to make your own puppets. Brenda Ponnay, author of the Secret Agent Josephine blog, has some finger puppets you can download and print for free (available here). Personally, I find Ponnay’s puppets much cuter than Rite Lite’s puppets (the frogs and wild animals are downright darling).
Whatever plagues-themed puppet you use, let us know how your kids like it. I’m guessing my brothers would have fought over the dead eldest brother while I threaten to turn them into a river of blood.
Maybe these puppets are a fun idea after all.