Clay Hanukkah Menorah

Objectives

  • Students make a clay menorah.
  • Students learn about Hanukkah.

Materials

  • Clay of your choice (the kind that hardens in the air)
  • 9 small birthday candles or 9 Hanukkah candles per child
  • Paint or glaze

Procedure

  1. Shape the clay for the menorah any way you like, as long as it can hold 9 candles (1 candle for each day of the holiday and 1 candle to light with - the Shamas).
  2. Flatten out the base so it will stand solidly.
  3. Press the candles into the clay, making an opening a bit larger than the candle itself. (Clays shrink when dry).
  4. Allow the Menorah to dry.
  5. Paint or glaze to finish.
  6. Take this opportunity to enhance your class's knowledge of what Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, really means.
Students make a clay menorah as a way of learning about Hanukkah.
Grades
1 |
2 |
3 |
4
Holidays
TYPE:
Lesson Plans (1,036)

Activities (2,935)

Join TeacherVision today

Spend more time teaching and less time searching.
Get full, ad-free access to all our learning resources—curated and vetted by teachers
and curriculum specialists—for one-low price.

Sign Up Sign Up

Special Offer: Get 50% off unlimited, ad-free access

Use special offer code 2020 at checkout to get half off a premium membership of full access and unlimited downloads.

Get Started

Select from a monthly, annual, or 2-year membership plan. All plans include a 7-day trial. Cancel anytime.
Learn more about Premium