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Everything you need to have your own Reader's Theater presentation for the historical Medio—Persian event that Jews today celebrate as Purim!
You will find a kid friendly, color coded reading script, writing prompts, audience props, a craftivity, an introduction to Purim, and puppet pictures.
This is a two page readers theater geared towards children in 2nd Grade -High School. The characters are color coded to help the participants know when to read their lines. This could also be used for a puppet show presentation. Props could also be used in the presentation for extra readers and participants. Signs which encourage audience participation such as “Yay” and “Boo” are also included.
In our Reader"s Theater presentation we used spoon puppet props to help the children fluctuate their voice to aid in reading fluency.
There is also a Hamantashen Craftivity and two writing prompts. The printables have images that require less ink for easy printing.
This is the shortbread cookie version of the story of Esther found in the ancient Jewish scrolls called the Megillah. Purim is a celebration of remembering the Jews of the Medo-Persian time period who survived a planned holocaust against them.
This version has been shortened to make it humorous and easy for children to retell the story. Traditionally in synagogues throughout the world Purim is celebrated in the Spring time (Feb.—March) When the story is retold there is usually audience participation cheering the hero Mordecai and "booing" the villain Haman. People usually use noisemakers (called groggers) to cheer on the show and celebrate. The Hamantashen cookie is a traditional cookie eaten during Purim that resembles the hat Haman was said to wear. Although this is a traditional celebration, it is also a historical event. King Xerxes (Persian) (King Ahoshvorosh—in Hebrew) was made king of Persia at 36 years of age in 486 BC.
All can learn from the history told in this story and draw parallels to current events that take place with similar events.
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