Celebrating Purim With Kids

Celebrating Purim with kids

Of all the holidays in the Jewish year, none is more fun for children than Purim. Kid-friendly Purim activities include baking hamantaschen, delivering mishloach manot, gift baskets, to friends and neighbors, dressing up in costume, and shaking a grogger.

Looking for a kid-friendly version of the Purim story to share with your kids?
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Here are some ways to enjoy Purim with your kids:

Kids reading a book together
We love any excuse to snuggle up and read with our kids, and Purim is no exception. Here are some fantastic Purim bedtime, or anytime, books that you can read with your kids:

Cake & Miracles
Goldie's Purim
One, Two, Three Purim!
Queen Esther Saves Her People

Looking for a kid-friendly take on the Purim story? Click here.

Kids in costumes
One of our favorite Purim traditions is dressing up in costumes. You can be almost anything!

Dress Up Like Your Favorite PJ Library Character or head over to our Purim Pinterest Board for more ideas.

A tradition of Purim is to give gifts--to friends as well as to the needy. Gift baskets for friends, or mishloach manot may include packets of baked goods, treats, or other items. Families may also collect canned goods to donate to a local food pantry, give extra to their weekly tzedakah practice, or cook and deliver a meal for a neighbor stuck at home, as part of their Purim festivities.

Check out our ideas for mishloach manot in 7 Gifts in a Jar to Make With Your Kids.
Purim display
For kids, and some grownups too, one of the best parts of Purim is getting to make noise--and lots of it! When you hear the name, Haman, the villain of the Purim story, shake your grogger, or noisemaker. Don't have a grogger on hand? Make one:

Noise Makers via Martha Stewart
Edible Purim Groggers via The Cupcake Project
How to Make Your Own Gragger via MyJewishLearning

Looking for even more grogger tutorials? Visit 18 Great Ideas For Purim


Check out our Purim playlist!


You can try out some of these super easy hamantaschen recipes, or get fancy with one of the recipes linked below:

Mix and Match Hamantaschen via Kosher.com
Rainbow Hamantaschen via The Nosher
Red Velvet Hamantaschen via What Jew Wanna Eat
Rice Krispies Treats Hamantaschen via The Nosher


18 Great Ideas For Purim
Browse All PJ Library Purim Books
Giving to the Needy: A Purim Mitzvah

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