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Purim - Celebrating Salvation

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Fruit Basket

Word Puzzles and Quizzes:
Purim Quiz - Print or Online
Word Search on the Book of Esther - Printable version or Online
Crossword Puzzle: It's In the Megilla - Print or Play Onlin
Solution to the Printable Crossword Puzzle

Hangman Type Word Game - Online
You have 60 seconds or 10 letter guesses to get the word.

Horrible Haman Game
Find the Differences Online Game

Find seven differences between the two pictures before time runs out.
Find the Differences Printable Game



Holidays Celebrated by Y'shua (Jesus)

The Purim holiday comes from the Book of Esther. It is a story of deliverance and salvation of God's people from the evil one who tries to destroy them. Haman, the evil one, cast lots, or Pur, to select the month that he would destroy God's people. He had planned to destroy all the Jews on the 13th day of Adar. It was through fasting, intercession, and courage that his evil plan failed. Purim is celebrated on the 14th (15th for walled cities) of Adar, the 12th month of the Jewish calendar. Adar occurs in February and March.

Purim is a festive holiday. The entire Book of Esther , the Megillat Esther, is read. (The phrase "the whole megillah" comes from this tradition. Megillah is a word meaning scroll and the whole story is read on this day. You can read the King James translation of the Book of Esther online here.) Whenever the name of Haman is mentioned during the reading, the audience hisses, stamps their feet, and/or spins graggers, noise makers, to drown out his name.

Children dress in costumes and the story is reenacted in pageants and plays.

The commandment of Mordecai and Esther to celebrate and feast on this day is honored, as well as the Shalach Manos, the sending out of gifts. Baskets of food and presents are made and given to the poor and to family and friends.

It is a day to rejoice in God's deliverance and God's salvation.

It is the story of the Great Intercessor who risks His life to save mankind from the destruction of the evil one.

Resources and Activities for Purim

Kids with gragger

Print and Color:
Purim Coloring Page 1 - Children with gragger
Purim Coloring Page 2 - Happy Purim and graggers

Horrible Haman GameHorrible Haman Game
Evil Haman is moving in and out seeking to destroy God's people.
Hit him as many times as you can with the scroll.

Crown Pattern
Print, color, and cut this pattern to make a crown for Purim.
After coloring and cutting, add glitter, confetti, and/or jewels to decorate.

Counting Hamentaschen Printable Worksheet
Counting Hamentaschen
- Make a printable counting worksheet.
Click on the rectangle to add more Hamentaschen to the page and print.

Holidays celebrated by Jesus

Wherefore He is able also to save them to the uttermost
that come unto God by Him,
seeing He ever lives to make intercession for them.

~Hebrews 7:25


Math Games and Resources

Thinking Math

Stories to read, stories to write, story starters, word games, nursery rhymes, printable coloring pages, picture prompts, and more resources for language arts.

Mother Goose   Photo Resources
Animal, plants, flowers, and scenic photos for your projects.
Skunk Photo

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