What is Purim?

Posted on February 19th, 2018
From bimbam.com


From the parties to the reading of the Megillah to the piles and piles of Hamentashen, Purim is easily the most fun holiday in the Jewish calendar. This series of videos talks about all of the great traditions, the basics, the story, the graggers (including a video on making your own). Check them out!

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Want more information on Purim? Check out Jvillage Network's Purim Guide. 

How to Make Savory Hamantaschen, Six Ways

Posted on February 12th, 2018
BY SAMANTHA FERRARO for The Nosher for myjewishlearning.com 


Purim Begins the Evening of February 28, 2018


Purim is all about the party, the fun and the celebrating. Get in the spirit this year and host a build-your-own hamantaschen party! Not everyone wants sweet treats these days, so why not make them savory?

 

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Want more information on Purim? Check out Jvillage Network's Purim Guide. 

 

Pixar and the Zohar

Posted on February 5th, 2018
BY ELI FINK for JewishJournal.com


If you’ve seen the trailer or any advertisements for “Coco,” you already know that it’s Pixar’s most Mexican film yet. What you don’t see in the trailer is that Coco is also Pixar’s most Jewish film. You probably would not see that by watching the movie, either, but it’s all I saw.

“Coco” tells the story of Miguel Rivera, a Mexican boy who travels on Día de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead) to the Land of the Dead, where he must reconnect with his deceased ancestors to return to the Land of the Living. “Coco” fits neatly in the pantheon of familiar Pixar stories and the film is bursting with wholesome values.

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DIY PLANTABLE FELT GARDEN BOX

Posted on January 29th, 2018
From A Beautiful Mess


Hey, guys! It’s Katie here. I recently made one of my most favorite toys for my kiddos and I just had to share! I have to admit, when this idea popped into my head I may have gotten a little overly excited. You see, one of our very favorite things to do as a family is tend to the garden, but since we live in the Midwest there has been none of that for many months now. Soon the weather will be warm and we will be growing goodies in the garden again, but until then this toy garden box will help tide the girls over. Here’s how to make your own:

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TREE ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS

Posted on January 22nd, 2018
By Shaunna Evans for Fantastic Fun and Learning

 

I didn’t really expect  our alphabet series to be full of exploring natural elements, but I like to follow the kids’ lead. It’s a great time to be outdoors and learn more about the world around us, so we’re seizing the opportunity.

For the letter T we learned about trees. Today I’m sharing some of the many tree-inspired activities around the web.  There are ideas for science investigations, literacy and math activities, book-related projects, and many terrific crafts and paintings to help you put together your own tree activities for the kids in your life. Some of the posts are seasonal, but they can often be adapted easily to meet your needs. I hope you enjoy reading all of these posts as much as I did!

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