The Purim story comes from the biblical book of Esther. Purim commemorates at moment in time when the Jewish people living in Persia were saved from extinction. Then, King Ahasuerus was manipulated by his assistant of Haman into ordering a massacre of the Jewish people. The Jewish people saved by courageous young queen Esther, she reveals her Jewish identity to the king and pleads for the salvation of her people. The word Purim is resultant from "lots" because Haman cast a lot or 'pur' to determine when to kill the Jews and they celebrate this holiday, people traditionally wear masks and dress in costumes.
Masks, games, puppet shows and delicious treats are all part of this year's Purim celebration. Listen to the story of Purim and meet the heroes of the Megillah, Queen Esther and King.
Make a small golf course that activity around a giant map of Israel.
Hide small prizes in a tub of sand. Players make tunnel until they uncover a prize.
Paint a backboard with a Haman face. Players try to beat each other face with wet sponges.
Blow up balloons and draw "Haman" faces on them. Put together the balloons to a backboard such as drywall or thick Styrofoam. Players attempt to "pop Haman" with darts.
Make a plywood model of Esther's head, or make use of a mannequin head. Players attempt to toss a plastic crown to ring around Esther's head.
Have a "beauty parlor” and offer face painting, tattoos and wild hair colors
Have a sand art craft booth.
An important and traditional feature of Purim are the fun costumes.
Arrange the craft booth, where the kids can decorate cardboard crowns with glitter, plastic gems, and stickers.
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Price Family Courtyard and David and Dorothea Garfield Social Hall
During Purim Carnival the San Diego Blood Bank will be taking contributions on March 8 during the For your donation, you will receive a free Deli Dinner from the Men’s Club at our next Dinner Forum, plus a T-shirt from the Blood Bank. Enjoy the carnival and take a few minutes to do a mitzvah.