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 2023 starts the evening of Monday March 6th and ends the evening of Tuesday March 7th. In this post, you’ll find a bunch of 2023 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
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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).
2023 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.
We have included a few Purim activities for toddlers, Purim preschool activities, Purim activities for kindergarten, and even a few for older kids. We also have recipes that you can try to make with your kids.
Free Purim For Kids Megillah
If you are looking for free megillahs for kids, then check out these links below.
- Chabad Megillah Reading Audio here
- 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 Online Games
Purim Fun and Games online here – Paint and Print Purim coloring pages online. In addition, get Purim word finds, and online jigsaw puzzle too.
Free Purim Activities For Preschoolers And Kindergarten
- Purim Coloring Sheets – Purim coloring book and print and color sheets The Story of Esther Purim Coloring Pages
- 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 – make hamantashen, crowns, graggers, and more.
More Purim Activities
- Create a Purim costume with arts and crafts
- Hold a Masquerade Party to celebrate
- Make traditional Hamantaschen cookies
- Have a Purim Parade in your neighborhood
- Learn about Megillat Esther, the Purim Story
- Make Mishloach Manot packages to share
- Bake Hamentaschen-shaped cupcakes or cakes
- Do an online scavenger hunt for hidden hametz (leaven)
- Watch a Purim-themed movie or music video
- Hold a Purim Play or Puppet Show
- Have a Purim Carnival with game booths and prizes
- Put together a Purim Variety Show with skits and songs
- Decorate a Grogger (traditional noisemaker used during Purim)
- Participate in a Virtual Purim Party
- Make a Purim Crown using paper, paint, and glitter
- Listen to Purim stories read by family or friends
- Organize a pretend Purim parade with toy cars, horses, and other animals
- Put together a collage with pictures of different Purim symbols
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 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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