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Mel’s Ten Tips for Hiding the Afikoman

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Artwork: Photographs by Maya Hed

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Hiding the Afikoman is a fine art. On the one hand you don’t want the kids opening your safe or running a knife through your Rembrandt. On the other hand, make it too easy and you won’t have them out of your hair for more than thirty seconds.

 

 

 

 

Photo: Cracks are a good possibility. Matzo fits perfectly in a crack.

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Mel’s Ten Tips for Hiding the Afikoman by Mel Rosenberg - מל רוזנברג - Illustrated by Photographs by Maya Hed - Ourboox.com

If you had 1000 old LPs, slipping the Afikoman into a Nat King Cole Record will keep them busy. Hopefully they won’t leave fingermarks all over your Beatles classics.

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Mel’s Ten Tips for Hiding the Afikoman by Mel Rosenberg - מל רוזנברג - Illustrated by Photographs by Maya Hed - Ourboox.com

If you’re pressed for time, hiding the Afikoman under the cover of the ironing board is a safe bet. Unless they kick it over.

Make sure the iron is unplugged and out of reach.

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Mel’s Ten Tips for Hiding the Afikoman by Mel Rosenberg - מל רוזנברג - Illustrated by Photographs by Maya Hed - Ourboox.com

The oven is a good place. Just don’t turn it on.

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Mel’s Ten Tips for Hiding the Afikoman by Mel Rosenberg - מל רוזנברג - Illustrated by Photographs by Maya Hed - Ourboox.com

If the kids are four or under, hiding the Afikoman under a tablecloth is a safe bet.

If there is nothing on the tablecloth.

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Mel’s Ten Tips for Hiding the Afikoman by Mel Rosenberg - מל רוזנברג - Illustrated by Photographs by Maya Hed - Ourboox.com

In the piano is a cool option, but make sure it won’t close on their tiny fingers.

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Mel’s Ten Tips for Hiding the Afikoman by Mel Rosenberg - מל רוזנברג - Illustrated by Photographs by Maya Hed - Ourboox.com

If you have an old laptop that you don’t mind being tampered with, you can hide it inside.

We recommend Dell (“matzoh inside”)

but others work too.

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Mel’s Ten Tips for Hiding the Afikoman by Mel Rosenberg - מל רוזנברג - Illustrated by Photographs by Maya Hed - Ourboox.com

Behind a picture is only recommended as a last resort. Kids will be kids. Make sure it’s an inexpensive painting, perhaps one you’d be happy to see destroyed.

This painting is by my Mother-in-law. I love it. I had better.

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Mel’s Ten Tips for Hiding the Afikoman by Mel Rosenberg - מל רוזנברג - Illustrated by Photographs by Maya Hed - Ourboox.com

One option is sticking the Afikoman straight into the sofa. Not such a good idea if you sit on it, though.

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Mel’s Ten Tips for Hiding the Afikoman by Mel Rosenberg - מל רוזנברג - Illustrated by Photographs by Maya Hed - Ourboox.com

If you are portly, no one will notice the Afikoman hidden under your shirt. Be sure to wear a clean undershirt. Try not to bend over.

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Mel’s Ten Tips for Hiding the Afikoman by Mel Rosenberg - מל רוזנברג - Illustrated by Photographs by Maya Hed - Ourboox.com

If all else fails, conceal it in the lampshade.

Keep a fire extinguisher handy in case someone turns on the lamp at it catches fire. That’s what I call an afikoman afterthought. Just saying.

 

Happy Passover, everyone!!

 

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