Kings and Things
(20 Jewish Plays for Kids 8 to 18)

by Meridith Shaw Patera

Price: $19.95

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"Drama is an ideal technique for helping students to internalize every aspect of Jewish tradition and culture. In this book, you will find plays, both serious and witty, for students in Grades 3-12, about such subjects as Jewish history, values, customs, holidays, and literature.

"Engage your students in the foolishness of Chelm, spend a few minutes in a cellar in the Warsaw Ghetto, and relive the excitement of 1948 Israel. Revisit the story of Ruth. Get into the rhythm of a Chanukah rap. Determine the most precious thing in the world at High Holy Day time. And through plays about kings and things, act out Jewish values.

"Plays can be presented with minimum costuming and props for classroom or assembly presentations, at camp or retreats. What a fun way to learn!"


Featuring these favorites:


The King and the Drinking Glasses (High Holy Days)

The Thief's Story (High Holy Days)

The Most Precious Thing (High Holy Days)

Chanukah Rap

The Chanukah Visitor

Star (of Judah) Wars (Chanukah)

Trees of Life (Tu B'Shevat)

I Dream of Purim

The Story of Ruth (A Puppet Play for Shavuot)

The Magician (Passover)

The Passover of Hope

That's Incredible! (Yom HaAtzma'ut)

This is Your Life, Israel (Yom HaAtzma'ut)

Fair Exchange (Shavuot)

David and the Spider

God Will Provide

The Princess in the Tower

A Silly Story

A Love for Learning

The Most Precious Thing

The Wreath of Prayers