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Se'udah Fit For Kings and Queens

Continued from page 55

ly your older children will design the
celebration for the younger ones.
Also, this type of evening could
give way to family parodies in the tra-
dition of a Purimspiel with songs and
limericks that are very entertaining.

BEANBAGS

Beanbags are easy to make and
young children can handle them easi-
ly because they won't roll away. They
are heavy enough to be easy to catch
and grip. They can be tossed with lit-
tle danger of hurting someone.
Your Purim beanbags might look
like the Purim characters. Stitch them
up well and fill them with birdseed or

buy some bean bags at the local toy
store or teacher store.

PURIM GAMES

TARGET TOSS— Draw three
chalk circles on a large sheet of
butcher paper. The circles should be
about three feet apart and your start
line should be about five feet behind
your first circle.
Have the kids stand on "start' and
toss the beanbag to the closest cir-
cle. If successful, toss it into another
one farther away. Finally, try for the
farthest.
HIT HAMAN — Take a piece of
poster board and draw a picture of

Haman with a big mouth. Cut out the
mouth. Prop the picture between two
chairs. Have the children stand about
five feet back and toss the bags into
Haman's mouth.
BEANBAG SCOOP — Save 2
gallon-size plastic milk cartons with
handles. Thoroughly washed empty
bleach bottles work well also. Cut
away the bottom. Have the players
toss and catch a beanbag in a scoop.
PIN THE EARS ON HAMAN —
Either draw a character of Haman or
go to your local copy shop and have
a picture blown up as large as they
can. Then play this game like pin the
tail on the donkey.

Tell the Purim Story
As a finale, tell the story of Purim
by taking a gardener's white canvas
glove and creating the characters in
each of the fingers. A short rendition
of the traditional story with this prop
will make the melodrama a clever
affair.
Please take notes on your event.
The Jewish News would love to pub-
lish what you've discovered about
giving a Purim feast. Please send us
your stories and descriptions.

Harlene W. Appelman is field
director, Whizin Institute, University
of Judaism and consultant to the
Agency for Jewish Education.

Make Your Own Ring Toss

Cut out
the four pieces —
a cone shape and three

stn • s

Fold the cone
shape. Fold
this side



Fold this side
under too .

Turn the cone

over and
ta•e.

Press the cone open and
smooth out the folds. Now
the cone can stand up.

Shape the strips into
rings and tape.

Now you are ready to play

the Toss-the-Rin• Game'

Get the ring around Esther
10 points
Get the ring around the Clown 5 points
7 points
Get the ring around Haman

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February 18, 1994
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