This year, Purim falls during Jewish Disability Awareness Month. These resources can help children with special needs prepare for and participate successfully in Purim celebrations:

created at: 2013-02-14Waiting in line is hard! This social story prepares children for waiting in line at a Purim carnival:

http://www.jgateways.org/cms_content/upload/resources/purim/Waiting%20in%20line.pdf

 

created at: 2013-02-14Download and read this simplified version of the Purim story, written for young children: “Long ago, Esther and Mordechai lived in Persia. Esther and Mordechai were Jewish. King Achashverosh was king of Persia. King Achashverosh married Esther. Haman was King Achashverosh’s friend. Haman wore a triangle hat with three corners….”

http://www.jgateways.org/cms_content/upload/resources/purim/The%20Purim%20Story%20%28simple%29.pdf

 

created at: 2013-02-14Learn key Purim phrases in American Sign Language:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=s3e_n0rIdqQ

 

created at: 2013-02-14Complete a Purim costume puzzle by matching the top half to the bottom half:

http://www.jgateways.org/cms_content/upload/resources/purim/Make%20Puzzle%20Purim%20Costumes%20%28pict%29.pdf

For more Purim resources, visit http://www.jgateways.org/Resources/Purim-Resources.

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