Sunday, March 15, 2009

The Purim Party

Today we attended our first ever Purim party. It was at the same place we go to Sunday School. Who knew there were so many humanist/atheist Jews?!

We started with crafts - painting masks and coloring pictures.


Bowling was a big hit with the kids. They used the basketball....


...to knock down Haman pins. (Haman was the evil guy who wanted to kill all the Jews....well, one of them.) So the kids knocked him down.

A guy named Jon read the story of Purim. Each child had a sign to hold up. The signs had words we (the audience) were supposed to say when different names were read in the story. Chloe had Vashti and we were supposed to say "oo oo". If ya wanna know why, you'll have to read the story. Or, you can read this poem I just found.




We had a fun time, but the best part for Princess was getting to dress up like the princess she is...and she's still dressed that way (even for the movies this afternoon). Notice the pink?

7 comments:

Momma Snail said...

What a fun Purim party! I like the bowling game!

Fiona said...

pretty princess! K dressed as a chicken this year!

Shady Lady said...

Momma Snail, welcome! Thanks for visiting my blog!

Fiona, K dressed like a chicken for Purim or are you talking Halloween?

Kelly said...

That's a lot of pink! ;)

Such Lovely Freckles said...

She looks so sweet. :) I'm so glad you found this place, and you like it so much.

Mandy aka Mandaroo said...

Looks like fun times. She looks so cute in her pink princess dress!

Lisa said...

She is so cute! Little girls and pink just go together so well! My oldest had a time when everything had to be pink; my youngest never did, she prefers orange.