Purim Preschool Activities


Purim Preschool Activities

Purim Preschool Activities

Fun Purim Preschool Activities for the classroom or home.


To the Tune of He’veynu Shalom Alecheim:

Let’s all dress up ’cause it’s Purim (3x) (Stamp feet) We’ll stamp out Haman, Haman, ’til his name is gone…

Let’s clap our hands “cause it’s Purim (3x) We’ll stamp out Haman…

Let’s pat our Rosh (head)…

Let’s jump around…

Let’s all shake hands…

etc.


on Purim day on Purim day

4 mitzvot we do

on Purim day on Purim day

ill sang them now to you

la la la la la la …..

we go to shul we go to shul for the megilla reading and then back home and then back home the meal that we’ll be eating la la la la la la….

we give tzedakah give tzedakah to the poor and then the shalach manot that’s delivered to the door la la la la la la….


“If You Knew Shushan”

(“If You Knew Susie”)

If you knew Shushan

Like I knew Shushan,

Oh, oh, oh what a town!

And then there’s Vashti,

She was a problem,

Even though she looked good

in her evening gown!

Then there’s Esther

and Mordecai, too.

They conquered Haman

to save every Jew!

Ahashuveros was very happy,

Oh, oh, what a town,

We’re talkin’ Shushan,

Oh, oh, what a town,

Give Shalach Mones,

Oh, oh what a town,

Eat hamentashen,

Oh, oh what a t-o-w-n!!!


In Hebrew, there is a song about a little clown (“Leitzan katan nechmad, Roked im kol echad, Leitzan katan sheli Ulai tirkod iti…) Here is the English version:

A little, little clown
Is jumping up and down!
A little little clown
Is jumping up and down!
Purim! Purim!

Purim, Purim Today! (Repeat the last two lines twice)
On every Purim day I dance I sing and Play! (Repeat these four lines twice)
Purim, Purim today! (Repeat these last two lines twice)


Song – Pretty Little Ester went to town bought hamentashen nice and brown, she took a little bite and then she cried “Goody, Goody, Goody, there is something inside”

Sung to “I’m a little teapot”


to the tune of Heveynu Shalom Aleichem:

Let’s all dress up ’cause it’s Purim,

let’s all dress up ’cause it’s Purim,

let’s all dress up because it’s Purim

We’ll stamp out Haman, Haman, ’til his name is gone (have the children stamp their feet at this part)

2. Let’s clap our hands ’cause it’s Purim…

3. Let’s pat our rosh (head) ’cause it’s Purim…

4. Let’s march around …


A cute song for Purim…

Purim day, Purim day. What a happy holiday.
Wear a mask, wear a crown. Dancing all around.
Round go the groggers, rash, rash, rash! (3x)
On Purim day!

(This is the English version of a Hebrew song called Chag Purim)


My hat it has three corners, three corners has my hat and had it not three corners it would not be my hat. Use hand motions. My–point to yourself, Hat-touch head, three–put up three fingers, corners–touch elbow. Each time you sing the song leave out a word and just use the hand motion. First leave out my, then hat, then three, then corners. Finish by singing the complete song again.


Pat a cake, pat a cake, baker man, bake me hamentashen fast as you can. You roll it and fold it and make corners three, put it in the oven for the children and me.


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….

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  • Shoshana March 18, 2017 at 10:34 pm Reply

    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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