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Planning a Painless Purim

The resources in this collection making planning a lesson or unit on Purim as easy as deciding what costume to wear. The lesson plans, activities and other materials included here explore the origins of Purim, traditions, celebrations, and any, and everything Purim related.
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Planning a Painless Purim
  • Tracy Pinkard says:
    Joel Lurie Grishaver has created the ultimate resource for teaching students about Jewish holidays in this pdf! Although it explores several major Jewish holidays, the section on Purim offers a number of educational and engaging activities that can be used in a variety of classroom settings. This guide is worth bookmarking for future reference.
  • Tracy Pinkard says:
    This post on the PunkTorah blog is an awesome way to examine your own perspective and understanding of Purim before you introduce it to your classroom. In a humorous, but straight-forward manner, the Jewish holiday is explored along with what implications it has for larger global issues.
  • Purim

    Website
    chabad.org
    chabad.org
    Tracy Pinkard says:
    Although geared towards younger children, this webpage is actually appropriate for all ages. While younger students will enjoy the arts and crafts, older students can benefit from the stories and guide, and everyone can appreciate the recipes!
  • Tracy Pinkard says:
    I love these Purim-themed activities suggested by Learn Hebrew Pod! While some of the activities require advanced preparation or special supplies, the majority can be completed without any additional materials. But the best part is that not only are the activities educational, but they are just plain fun and many can be modified slightly and used for other content lessons.
  • Tracy Pinkard says:
    Who doesn't love Sesame Street? This brief Shalom Sesame introducing the story of Purim appeals to all ages and does a great job of presenting the history of the holiday. This video is great as a way to introduce students to Purim activities and lessons during whole group, small group, or individual instruction.
  • Tracy Pinkard says:
    This infographic by Mike Wirth Art does an excellent of introducing the salient points of Purim in an interesting, yet easy to follow way. I like that the highlighted words in the infographic can be used to explore Purim vocabulary and that many of the points can be expanded into discussions and other activities.
  • Purim

    Website
    jewishagency.org
    jewishagency.org
    Tracy Pinkard says:
    The Jewish Agency for Israel has compiled several great list of Purim resources that can be used in the classroom. One of the most useful aspects of this webpage is the list of resources related to the history, languages, and geography of Purim.