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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...