In Shteelim (‘Saplings’ for Kindergarten) we are trying out a bunch of different ways that Jewish people might celebrate Purim including four ways to celebrate Purim that are described in Megillat Esther, the Purim Story.
We played making and giving מִשְׁלוֹחַ מָנוֹת (Mishloach Manot– Giving Gifts of Food to Friends)…
…and made and delivered actual Mishoach manot to people who are in our community at the Jewish Enrichment Center!
We played giving מַתָּנוֹת לָאֶבְיוֹנִים (Matanot l’evyonim– Giving Gifts of money and food to people who are poor). Some children made cards to be given with a basket filled with healthy foods, Purim treats and money for someone in need.
For לִשְׁמוֹעַ מְגִילָה (Lishmoah Megillah– Hearing/Listening to the Purim story (Megillat Esther)) we explored inside a handmade megillah scroll. We heard some of the words written inside and look for the names of characters and the אוֹתִיוֹת (otiot-letters) in our names.
Having a סְעוּדָה (Seudah- a meal/feast) for Purim.