posted on Jan 21 2021
Purim is coming soon, and even though we won't be celebrating in-person this year, we can still bring in the liveliness of the holiday from the safety of our homes. As an educational theater company, we appreciate the more theatrical elements of Purim, and we've put together some fun Purim games you can play at home.
This game turns a simple object - a three-cornered hat - into anything your imagination can think of!
This game doubles as a way to teach your kids about the story of Purim, and test older kids' knowledge they've picked up from Hebrew School.
Once everyone is familiar with the Purim story, it's time to really dive in!
Have kids line up on one side of the room and move across the space exploring different settings and characters in the Purim story. Whether marching like soldiers, moving like Mordechai, or masquerading through a costume ball, kids will have a blast experiencing the motions of the Purim story.
...Mordechai, old and kind, helping people along the way
...King Ahashveryos, counting money and looking for love
...Haman, greedy and slick
...someone nervous on the way to meet the king at a costume ball
...soldiers, ready for the defense
In this game, you're taking a field trip through the story of Purim and will be creating "photos" explaining your trip. As you tell the story, pause and freeze in a way that reflects the scene you just described.
Bonus Points: To really get into the Purim spirit, dress up as the different characters in the Purim story.
...everyone at a huge party that lasted 7 days
...the king trying to decide between a bunch of people in wacky costumes
...Mordechai refusing to bow to Haman
...Esther asking the king to save the Jewish people
Have kids with big imaginations? Allow them the opportunity to dig into some of the characters from the Purim story.
Bonus Points: If you have budding filmmakers at home, give them the opportunity to make their interviews into a little home video!
...What do you think of insert character from Purim story?
...What is your favorite part of celebrating Purim?
...What flavor of Hamentaschen is your favorite?
...Who is your best friend? What do you like to do together?
Ever played Mad-Libs? It's a family favorite on road trips for a reason. Get silly with this creative re-telling of the Purim story.
Looking for a way to celebrate Purim virtually?
posted on Jan 21 2021
At mainstages, Eva focuses on social media, digital content creation, and brand management. As a teaching artist, she specializes in devised work, improv, and musical theatre. Eva currently also teaches as a private voice and piano instructor.