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Celebrate Purim

Wednesday, March 20 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Celebrate Purim at Pretend City!

Wednesday, March 20

Today we celebrate this festive Jewish holiday including sweets, storytimes, and art activities. Purim is all about honoring the bravery of Queen Esther and her successful plan to save the Jews. The story helps children learn about courage, bravery and standing up for what’s right. Your kids will be able to learn about the meaning behind this important holiday.

Purpose Behind the Play:  Fine motor skills, gross motor skills, linguistic development

  • Smart Art (Art Studio-Times Vary): Groggers & Masks> Groggers (noisemakers) and Masks are two important elements used to celebrate this special Jewish holiday. In addition, Decorate your very own grogger or create a unique mask to dress up and dance around in celebration of Purim.
  • Sensational Story Time (11:30 am): Purim is Coming! > Purim is coming! Follow along as we read about a family and their adorable dog as they celebrate the kid-friendly holiday of Purim with its megillah reading, parade and cookie baking. In addition, children will learn more about the holiday through crafts.
  • Cooking Up Culture (3:00 pm): Not for All the Hamentaschen in Town > This whimsical story brings together familiar characters and Jewish traditions. Listen in as we learn about yummy Hamentaschen and sample some of ourselves.
  • Purim Day Parade (4:50 pm): Holiday Song > Let’s end this day of celebration with our Heading Home Purim Day Parade! Also, you can visit the art studio to make your very own masks for the end of day parade.

Grown-up TipAmidst all the celebrating, Purim is also a time to give gifts to friends, family, and those less fortunate. As an educational nonprofit Pretend City thrives off of gifts and donations from community members. Make a donation and your child will see it’s just as fun to give as it is to receive! 

RSVP:    Not required; Purchase tickets here. 

Fee:    Included with museum admission 

About the Holiday:

On this Jewish holiday, we celebrate the bravery of Queen Esther, a very smart Jewish woman who was married to King Ahashverosh. When Esther learned that Haman, who worked for the king, was plotting against the Jews, she summoned the courage to tell the king about Haman’s evil plan and saved her people. Continuing, the original story is a bit gorier. Haman was executed. Yikes! However, today, we will be teaching the message behind bravery and courage and standing up for what’s right.



Wednesday, March 20
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Pretend City Children’s Museum


Pretend City Children’s Museum
29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618 United States
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*Activities are subject to change and limited to availability.