Eggs, flour, sugar, baking powder, vanilla, and more are the ingredients the Sunflowers mixed together to make delicious hamantashen.  Taking turns adding and mixing the ingredients together as the children counted to ten in either Hebrew or English, the boys remembered that they needed to count in the ZACHAR (masculine) and the girls remembered that they needed to count in the NEKAYVA (feminine).  It was a proud moment as their counting was done with such zest.

After the dough was rolled out the children enjoyed choosing the flavor for their hamantaschen before folding the circle into a triangle.  Morah Jill taught the children a song about the shapes a hamantaschen start out as and then become.

HAMANTASHEN (to the tune of Clementine)

HAMANTASHEN, HAMANTASHEN HOW I LOVE TO BAKE THESE COOKIES, FIRST  THEY’RE CIRCLES THEN I PINCH THEM. THEN THEY’RE TRIANGLES – LET’S EAT!

Speaking of Morah Jill, the children were so excited to see her.  It always feels like a long time since the Sunflowers are able to spend time and sing with her.  Being able to sing all our Purim songs and learn even more was so much fun.  Morah Jill brought in some of her favorite graggers. It was a great experience for everyone.  Hearing all the different sounds, seeing how graggers can come in many shapes and sizes was, as one child said, was “cool.”  Ending our time with Morah Jill with the parachute was great.  We even shared this experience with the two’s.

The children put forth a lot of hard work to make sure all their Purim projects were complete for Purim.  They can not wait to shake their graggers when they hear Haman while listening to the Megillah, share their Mishloach Manot with you, and show off their LAYTZON (clown).  Enjoy all the Purim goodies.

The children are looking forward to the Purim carnival on Friday.  They can not wait to play all the games, share in a sing-a-long, and of course, nosh a hamantash with you.  If you have not RSVPed, it’s not too late.  Looking forward to seeing you at 10:15 am.

Wishing you and your families a CHAG PURIM SAMEACH and a Shabbat Shalom!!

Morah Pam, Morah Aimee, and Morah Debra