In the Jewish holiday, Purim, Jews celebrate the Jewish people’s salvation from Haman’s (boo) evil plot to annihilate all the Jews in one day. This year, Purim 2020 starts the evening of March 9 and ends the evening of March 10. In this post, you’ll find a bunch of 2020 Purim activities for the whole family.
During Purim, Jews read the megillah, feed friends and family, give to the needy (Tzedakah), and celebrate with a festive meal
Purim Activities For Kids and Families
Purim is a fun Jewish holiday for kids because you get to dress up as characters from the Megillah. When the Megillah is read or acted out, the kids eagerly anticipate the mention of Haman (the bad guy). Whenever Haman is mentioned, the custom is to make noise, boo, and spin groggers (Purim noisemakers).
2020 Purim Costumes
For tradition, many of the Purim costumes are characters from the Megillah. Although, there is no rule that says you have to dress up as a Purim character.
Here are Purim costumes.
Queen Esther Costumes
Free Fun Purim Activities and Ideas for Kids
If you are looking for some fun kids’ activities for Purim, then here are some ideas. There are many places to find free Purim crafts and activities as well as free Megillah for kids.
Free Purim Megillah for Kids
If you are looking for free megillahs for kids, then check out these links below.
Chabad Megillah Reading Audio here
Purim Story for Kids here – Character Summary and Pictures
The Story of Purim here – very short version of the story of Purim
Printable Megillah here – This megillah has English and Hebrew as well as laws about reading the megillah.
Free Purim Online Games
For Purim online games, go to these fun sites.
Online Games for Purim – concentration, word search, puzzle, and more
Purim Fun and Games online here – Paint and Print Purim coloring pages online. In addition, get Purim word finds, and online jigsaw puzzle too.
Hamantashen Catcher Online Game here – Very basic. Collect all the chocolate hamantashen. Lose points for jelly hamantashen. Gain time with masks.
Free Purim Coloring Pages
Free Purim Activities for Kids
Purim crafts for Kids here – make a gragger, Purim masks, origami, and puppets for Purim
Games and Puzzles: Purim Paper Games and Puzzles – Next, here’s a Purim connect the dots and more.
Purim Costume Contest – Kids around the world share their favorite Purim costumes. Upload a picture of you as your favorite Purim character and/or view pictures from around the world. Vote for your favorite Purim Costumes.
Make Your Own Megillah for Kids online here – Kids make their own scroll of the Book of Esther for reading at Purim.
DIY Make Your Own Gragger – Save money and let kids make their own Purim noisemaker
Make Your Own Purim Crown – Kids can make a Queen Esther or King Achashverosh crown at home.
Craft: Make A Tzedukah (Charity) Box For Purim
Print Purim Costumes and Masks here – If you want to print out these masks then you can make your own Purim costumes at home.
Purim Crafts for Kids here – make hamantashen, crowns, graggers, and more.
Purim Audio and Video
Chabad Purim Audio and Video – There are cute videos talking about Purim. Listen to songs, stories, and a megillah reading.
Purim Videos Songs and Stories for Kids – Then, take a look at these Purim videos for kids and kids at heart. Some are animated, others use real people. In addition, learn how a megillah is made. Also, visit a kosher bakery and watch as they make hamantashen.
Purim Videos on YouTube – Next, this is a very large list of kid-friendly Purim Videos on YouTube. There’s even one titled “Eva Longoria Learns About Purim “.
Purim Food Ideas
If you are looking for some Purim recipes and food ideas, then take a look at these ideas.
Kreplech to Hamantashen – In addition, get some Purim Recipes from Chabad.
Food for the Kids – Purim Recipes for Kids – With these recipes, learn how to make hamantashen, Purim popcorn, and more
Purim Recipes – On the AllRecipes Celebrate Purim page find help with your Purim feast or teach you how to make treats for your friends and family for Purim.
Buy Purim Books, Movies, Products for Kids
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