Happy Shushan Purim!
This entire week has had Purim as its focus.
Here are some of the highlights:
Hats, hats, hats, out of newspaper, tissue paper, and scarves
Achashverosh, Esther, Vashti and Haman puppet shows
Painting our own faces
Purim parade then singing with Melita as one big group
Yes to Esther's courage--speaking up for doing the right thing
Palace-building out of fabrics and blocks
Utterly delicious dough and berry jam for baking
Rahsh-rahsh-rahshing with homemade ra'ashanim/groggers
Interesting costumes of all kinds
Making hamentaschen for Mishloach Manot to enjoy & deliver
Other activities included lunching with Nachshonim, playing with packing material, enjoying the mud kitchen, talking about Spring and nest-building, and discussing how to stay well and healthy.
Judy, Ruth, and Ofra