Two years ago, my son received a precious gift from a Jewish pen-pal.
It was a package with two dreidels (a small four-sided spinning top with a Hebrew letter on each side), chocolate coins with the Hanukkah menorah engraved on it, erasers, a letter and other fun goodies.
To this day, we still have the contents of the gift bag (except for the chocolates ? that are long gone!). We used the contents to learn more about the Hanukkah Jewish festival an eight-day celebration, and I also researched some helpful links, too.
Today, I’m excited to share with you our favorite Hanukkah resources for kids.
To learn about Hanukkah, it’s important to learn about Israel first.
- Show your kids a map, and find Israel. You can also print a Map of Israel. We were lucky to have one that we got from an International Festival we went to last year.
- JewishKids.Org has tons of games, songs, videos, and recipes to celebrate Hanukkah.
- Activity Village has coloring pages, and craft ideas.
- Enchanted Learning has spelling and writing activities, and a Chanukah Dreidel Activity Book printable book.
- We love Scholastic’s interactive slide shows with audio on Hanukkah.
- Kids Activities has instructions on how to make your own Hanukkah menorah.
- Little Passports has Israel in their world subscription. This package includes: a letter from Sam and Sophia, a wooden dreidel, an activity sheet for the country, a picture from the country, a passport stamp, a map marker, and a sticker for the suitcase.
- YouTube videos are also a wonderful resource to learn about the The Story of Hanukkah.
This post is part of Multicultural Kid Blogs Hanukkah Blog Hop. Make sure you stop by to check the participating blogs and read more about this beautiful festival.
Welcome to our second annual Hanukkah for Kids blog hop! Be sure to visit all the participating blogs for create ways to share this special time of year with kids. Plus you can find all these and more on our Hanukkah Pinterest board! (And don’t miss last year’s series!)