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Hanukkah - Teacher Resources

Hanukkah, the "Festival of Lights," starts on the 25th day of the Jewish calendar month of Kislev and lasts for eight days and nights. Explore the rich traditions and history of Hanukkah, with our lessons, printables, activities, and resources. Your students will enjoy learning the meaning behind the holiday, creating their own dreidels, singing Israeli children's songs, writing holiday poems, taking Hanukkah-themed quizzes, and much more! You'll find materials that meet the needs of your students, no matter which grade you teach.

Educational Videos

The Story of Hanukkah – Videos & Activities


The Story of Hanukkah
Hanukkah: The Festival of Lights
Celebrations Around the World
Make and Play the Dreidel Game
A Holiday from Another Culture
Hanukkah: The Festival of Lights Exercises
Holiday Memory Game
More Hanukkah Printables

Lesson Plans

Winter Holidays
Holiday Poems
Holiday Paper Chains
Clay Hanukkah Menorah
Potato Print Wrapping Paper
Create a Menorah Gallery
Israeli Children's Songs
More Hanukkah Lessons

Hanukkah Art & Music Activities

Making a Hanukkah Card
Hanukkah Coloring Page
Happy Holidays
More Hanukkah Art & Music Activities

Hanukkah Reading & Language Arts Activities

Hanukkah Word Scramble
Rabbi Benjamin's Buttons Educator's Guide
Hanukkah Facts Quiz
Hanukkah Spelling Quiz

Clip Art Images

Menorah 2

Hanukkah Social Studies Activities

The Story of Hanukkah – Videos & Activities
Holiday Bingo (K-4)
Hanukkah (or Chanukah), the Jewish Festival of Lights
Hanukkah History
Dreidel Games
How Many Holiday Things?
Winter Holidays Chart
Jewish Holidays, 2015-2020
Giving Gifts
December Holidays Quiz
More Popular Hanukkah Social Studies Activities


All About Hanukkah Quiz


Hanukkah Classroom Activities Gallery
Favorite Hanukkah Activities Slideshow, Grades K-4
Favorite December Holiday Printables Slideshow, Grades K-4
December Holidays Printables Slideshow (K-2)
December Holidays Printables Slideshow (3-5)

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