Purim Preschool Activities


Purim Song: (Tune: If You’re Happy and You Know It)

If you hear the name of Haman stomp your feet. (stomp feet twice) repeat If you hear the name of Haman, if you hear the name of Haman, if you hear the name of Haman stomp your feet (stomp feet twice)

If you hear the name of Esther clap your hands……

If you hear the name of Ahasuerus turn around…..

If you hear the name of Mordecai shout hooray….


Purim Song (To the tune of Sing A Song Of Sixpence) It is time for Purim, a happy holiday We parade in costume, in a happy way The best part is eating, the sweet Hamantaschen Hearing noise from groggers when we hear the name Haman.Play knock down Haman’s sons. Haman had 10 sons. Make faces on 10 bowling pins, (you can just tape them on) and go bowling!


P-U-R-I-M (to the tune of Bingo) There is a holiday I love and Purim is its name-o. P-U-R-I-M, P-U-R-I-M, P-U-R-I-M and Purim is its name-o.


Draw a picture of Esters Head. Make crowns. Blindfold children and play pin the crown on Esters head. You could also make a head of Haman and use a Hamentashen to pin on his head.

For Purim, we make Shalach Manot Baskets for a near by nursing home. I ask parents in advance for little donations of samples like lotion, perfume and candy. The children love giving their decorated baskets, and the residents at the nursing home love seeing the children.


Make puppets for Purim! King Ahasuerus, Vashti, Queen Esther, Mordecai, evil Haman.

Supplies:

5 wood tongue depressors,

5 mini wood ‘popsicle’ sticks,

scissors,

white glue,

scraps of fabric,

scraps of yarn & embroidery floss,

10 wiggly eyes,

permanent pen,

gold foil (chocolate bar wrappers – yum!).

Instructions:

Glue the mini wood stick about 1-1/2″ from the top of the larger wood stick; let dry. Glue wiggly eyes above mini wood stick; draw on nose and mouth; glue scraps of embroidery floss for hair &/or beards. Use the scraps of fabric, felt, yarn, etc, for making clothing. (Children can be very creative and imaginative with this craft.) Allow the glue to dry thoroughly. Gold foil can be used to make crowns for the King and Queen.

Use the puppets to tell the story of Esther, how she relied on God’s strength and saved her people from destruction.

There are other people mentioned (read: Esther in the Old Testament)… puppets can be constructed for palace guards, etc.

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  1. When you hear the name of Haman, stomp your feet (stomp twice)(2x)
    When you hear the name of Haman (3x), stomp your feet (stomp twice)
    When you hear the name of Esther, twirl around (twirl)…
    When you hear Ahashverosh, clap your hands (clap twice)…
    When you hear Mordechai, shout hooray (hooray!)…
    If you’re happy that it’s Purim, give a shout (wa-hoo!)…

    Sung to: If You’re Happy and You Know it

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