Browse and download free Purim resources for kids with diverse learning needs, prepared by Gateways’ experienced special education teachers.
Book Recommendation: Cakes and Miracles by Barbara Diamond Goldin
The book Cakes and Miracles is a touching story about Hershel, who is blind and learning to celebrate the gift of differences.
Purim Songs and Stories
File Folder Activities
File folder activities are puzzles contained in file folders that are quick and easy to make. They can help children review ideas and familiarize them with Jewish objects. Since file folder activities are inexpensive and relatively easy to make, you can accumulate a large stack of them in no time! The visual nature of file folder activities takes advantage of the visual strengths of children with autism and many other developmental disabilities.
Color Match Hamantaschen
Match the hamantaschen based on the colors of their fillings. This activity will familiarize students with hamantaschen and the idea that hamantaschen are special Purim cookies filled with various treats.
How I Celebrate Purim (Complete the Sentence)
This activity provides an excellent overview of the things we do to celebrate Purim.
Match Purim Mitzvot
This file folder activity involves matching words and pictures that convey the four mitzvot associated with Purim.
Complete the Purim costume by matching the top half to the bottom half. This activity familiarizes students with the idea that people dress in costume for Purim.
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