, pub-8985115814551729, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0 Free Printable Lesson Plans: Free Printable Purim Lesson Plans for Jewish Kids

Free Printable Purim Lesson Plans for Jewish Kids

The Jewish celebration of Purim begins at sundown on 14th day of Adar in the Hebrew calendar. That's March 4, 2015. Purim celebrates the bravery and wisdom of a Jewish girl, Esther. Esther became queen of Ahasuerus, King of Persia. Here are free printable Purim activities and Jewish lesson plans to help children learn about Queen Esther.
Read the Purim story. King Ahasuerus's first wife Queen Vashti was very beautiful. One night the King demanded she parade naked in front of his guests. She refused and was executed. King Ahasuerus sought a new queen and liked Esther, niece of the leader of exiled Jews, Mordecai, Haman, evil prime minister to Ahasuerus, hated Mordecai. He connived to get Ahasuerus to decree that everyone should bow to the King. Jews bow only to Yahweh. Jews refused and Mordecai was to hang. Queen Esther pleaded with the king for her people (risky even for the Queen as it was forbidden to approach without a summons). Ahasuerus's heart was softened and Haman was put to death instead.
Throw a Purim party. Torah Tots is one-stop visit for Purim recipes, crafts, printables, lessons, books and films. Check out the Purim spiel (play) ideas to put on your own Torah presentation. Chabad has a complete Purim holiday guide for families. Kids will love making Hamantaschen (Haman Hats) and dressing up like Queen Esther, Mordecai, Ahasuerus and Haman.
Teach Purim with free printable Purim puzzles to reinforce story. Print word searches, crossword puzzles, word games and worksheets. Use for study guides. Teacher Planet has dozens of free printable Purim lesson plans, activities, crafts, unit ideas, games and puzzles.
Make Purim crafts. Chadis Crafts has free printable Purim craft projects, yarn crafts, coloring, puzzles and activities. Artists Helping Children always has neat craft projects. Check out their free printable Purim crafts, There are mask crafts too.

Each year Jewish observances fall on different days in the western calendar but it's the same in the Hebrew one. Whatever your religion or faith, Purim makes a cracking good story and kids will enjoy learning about it.