Posts Tagged "purim"

Purim Party Crown-Making Station Craft for Kids

Are you planning a Purim party? Or maybe you're the parent in charge of the synagogue's Purim festival. Whatever the reason is—you need a holiday activity that's fit for a group. This crown-making station idea is an artsy way to help the kids celebrate the day. And bonus, they can use the crafty crowns as part of their Purim costumes! What You'll Need Construction paper Markers and crayons Scissors Masking tape Peel and stick craft felt shapes Optional: Peel and stick jewels or sequins How-To Steps Pre-cut the crown shapes. This makes the activity easier. Chances are that you'll have...

Easy Hamantaschen for the Busy Parent

Hamantaschen are part of the Purim celebration. These triangle-shaped holiday cookies are perfect for your kiddo's Purim carnival, family dinner or any other holiday celebration. If you're not exactly the best baker, don't worry. You can still make these holiday treats with ease. Take a look at the simple ways to cut the complication factor. Doughy Shortcut  Making the dough is the most challenging part of a hamantaschen recipe. Getting that perfect blend of lightness, yet solid structure (to create the triangle shape), isn't always easy for the novice baker. Instead of struggling with a homemade recipe, substitute the lengthy...

4 Purim Books for Your Young Child

Your child dresses up like Queen Esther for the Purim carnival. They make hamentashen with you. But they still can’t really communicate what the holiday of Purim is or means. If you’re struggling to help your child to understand this Jewish holiday, try reading one of these child-friendly books on the subject! The Queen Who Saved Her People, by Tilda Balsley and Ilene Richard: The captivating illustrations, rhymes and humor of this easy read will grab your little learner’s attention. This children’s book is perfect for kids in kindergarten and the early elementary grades. Purim is Coming, by Tracy Newman...

Purim Grager Craft for Kids

There are many ways to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim. You can bake Hamentaschen, dress up like Queen Esther, have a Purim carnival or make some noise. Make some noise? Yes, that’s right. The grager is a noisemaker that is used on this holiday. Every time that Haman (the villainous prime minister) is mentioned, it’s customary to make noise with the grager. Even though you can buy one of these noisemakers, your kids can also make their own! Materials: A paper towel roll (just the cardboard tube, not the towels) Fabric (reuse scraps) A thick craft stick Duct tape...

Easy Purim Recipes for the Whole Family

Get creative in the kitchen, celebrating Purim with your family. Cooking and baking holiday treats doesn’t have to mean that you’re stranded alone, in front of the oven, doing all the work yourself. Make the food prep into a family activity, having the kids help you out. Even though young children can’t use the stove or oven, they can mix and measure. So, what foods can try out this holiday? Check out these Purim goodies! Hamantaschen These triangle-shaped cookies are staples of Purim festivals everywhere. If you’re not a big-time baker, you can use ready-made dough for this one. Fill...

Purim Carnival Activity Ideas

Purim is the annual festival that marks the Jewish people’s salvation from the evil Haman. Even though the events happened in 4th century BCE Persia, the holiday is commemorated with a celebration – often including a Purim festival (sometimes also known as a Purim carnival). Whether you’re in charge of the synagogue’s festival, are planning a community event or want to create your own version at home, these easy activities are fun-filled ways for families to celebrate Purim! Costume Contest It’s like Halloween, all over again. The kids can dress up like Queen Esther and King Ahasuerus (or anyone else...