On Passover night, we all recline and get together for a long and delightful Passover seder — which can be A LOT if you’re a kid with energy to spare. Luckily, the seder has a built-in expending of shpilkes: the traditional hunt for the afikomen, which is designed to keep kids awake and entertained.
For the adult tasked with the very important task of hiding the afikomen, there are many things to consider. How long do we want the afikomen search to last? Are the kid in attendance up for a challenge, or are they likely to get frustrated and give up? Are we willing to risk the fact that the afikomen will not be found? (Related: What is your seder host’s tolerance for four- and eight-legged creatures, which some may consider the 11th plague?)
Whatever your considerations are, nobody — repeat: nobody — wants you to hide the matzah in the same place you did last year. So, courtesy of some of Kveller’s clever readers, here are some ideas of where to hide the afikomen.
1. Under the top of the toilet tank.
You should tape it to the top, sealed in a plastic bag, of course! This is a bit of a challenging one, and depending on your toilet, risky. Be warned!
2. Underneath the piano or piano seat.
Do you, too, have a neglected piano in the house? On this night, unlike other nights, the piano will be the center of attention.