Costumes, treats, permission to make random noise? No wonder kids love Purim so much!
Indeed, Purim is an exciting and fun-filled holiday, and the story of Esther risking her life to save her people is an intriguing and adventurous tale, but parents of young children may worry that the more “adult” themes of the Book of Esther are too advanced for their kids.
Luckily, PJ Library provides numerous family-friendly resources for teaching the Purim story to children of all ages. On my Instagram page, I shared how much my eight-year-old loved Queen Vashti’s Comfy Pants, an interpretation of Vashti that showcases the Queen as a strong independent woman.
Queen Vashti’s Comfy Pants is just one of the many fantastic books, podcasts and videos PJ Library has to help you share the Purim story with your family. You can check some of them out here.
On PJ Library’s website, you can also find an age-by-age guide for how to celebrate the Purim holiday with everyone from toddlers to tweens to everyone in between.
If you think enriching your home with high quality Jewish books and other media is important for your family, than you will want to be sure your children are enrolled in PJ Library’s subscription service. Available to children from the age of six months to about age five to eight, depending on your area, this FREE, monthly service is a wonderful way to supplement the Jewish values you’re already teaching in your home.
Disclaimer: As a PJ Library influencer, I am compensated for promoting this program. All opinions expressed are my own.