We learned that Achashverosh lived in a big palace in Shushan and so we have been building palaces out of different materials. Some children built with blocks and magnatiles.

We took the boxes we painted silver and gold and set up a palace wall around us. We were in Shushan! The children loved dressing up in all the interesting costumes and pretending to be Achashverosh, Queen Esther, Vashti, Mordechai, and Haman.

We made a circle and triangle collage in preparation for making hamantashen next week. Hamantashen are triangle shaped, but before you fold them up, they’re circles! We’re finding shapes everywhere and learning to recognize them.

We also have been practicing with scissors. It’s great for our fine motor practice and the children love seeing their handiwork.