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Dreidel for Hanukkah

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


Celebrations Around the World
A Holiday from Another Culture
Holiday Memory Game
Giving Gifts
Hanukkah: The Festival of Lights Exercises
How Many Holiday Things?
Make and Play the Dreidel Game
More Hanukkah Printables

Lesson Plans

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

Hanukkah Art & Music Activities

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

Hanukkah Reading & Language Arts Activities

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

Clip Art Images

Menorah 2

Hanukkah Social Studies Activities

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


All About Hanukkah Quiz


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

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