Purim Fun for Children and their Parents

RECIPES

HAMENTASCHEN

4 eggs

1 cup oil

1 ¼ cups sugar

2 tsps. vanilla

3 tsps. baking powder

½ tsp. salt

5 ½ cups flour (approx.)

Beat eggs, oil, sugar, vanilla and baking powder. Gradually add flour and mix. Knead till smooth. Roll out on floured board. Cut dough into 3 inch circles. Place desired filling in center of each round, fold edges, and pinch to make a triangle. Bake on greased cookie sheet at 350 for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

EDIBLE GRAGGERS

For each gragger:

1 ice cream cone

1 vanilla wafer

vanilla frosting

Rice Krispies

Place Rice Krispies in ice cream cone. Use frosting to “glue” the vanilla wafer onto the open end of the cone. Shake the gragger and eat.

GAMES

1. Spatial Relationships – Using real Purim symbols (ie: mask, gragger), ask children to place it on top of their head, under their chin, in front of their tummy, behind their back etc.

2. Sound Discrmination – Make graggers and fill them with buttons, beans, rice, etc. Listen to the different sounds they make.

 

VIDEO OF SAMMY SPIDER’S FIRST PURIM

CLICK ON THE VIDEO BELOW TO HEAR THE RABBI TELL THE CONGREGATION OF STEPHEN WISE TEMPLE, LOS ANGELES THE STORY OF SAMMY SPIDER’S FIRST PURIM.  YOU MAY OF COURSE LISTEN TO THE WHOLE SERVICE, BUT IF YOU WISH ONLY TO HEAR SAMMY’S PURIM STORY, GO TO MINUTE 36 FOR THE “READING” OF THE STORY BY RABBI LYDIA MEDWIN.