Member Neil MacQueen posted:
I really recommend watching the youtube.com "Raise Your Glass" video by "The Maccabeats".
Not only does it tell the story in a modern catchy tune, but it shows the funny sense of humor and costumes that Purim is celebrated with.
Here's the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgJInVvJSZg
Purim, of course, is the big Esther Festival that has a sort of Mardi Gras feel to it.
One of the funniest Purim celebrations I've ever seen was at a synagogue celebration that took familiar songs and rewrote the lyrics.
The King sang "I Heard It On the GrapeVine....how much longer won't you be mine" etc.
Lampooning the King and Booing Haman in song is very Purim-y !
This could be a great exercise for your kids...to give them a very well-known song (to them, not the "old" teacher!). PRINT the well-known lyrics, and leave space beneath each lyric line for them to write their replacement lyric.
Suggest: have karaoke machine and backing tune to sing to. It requires some set up, but this is what "workshop" is all about in the Rotation Model, you will take the time to set it up well because you'll do it more than one week for all your classes.