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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
Make and Play the Dreidel Game
Hanukkah Coloring Page
Hanukkah: The Festival of Lights Exercises
Happy Holidays
Holiday Memory Game
More Hanukkah Printables

Lesson Plans

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

Hanukkah Art & Music Activities

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
Winter Holidays Chart
Hanukkah History
Jewish Holidays, 2015-2020
December Holidays Quiz
Giving Gifts
How Many Holiday Things?
Hanukkah: The Festival of Lights
Hanukkah (or Chanukah), the Jewish Festival of Lights
The Story of Hanukkah
More Popular Hanukkah Social Studies Activities


All About Hanukkah Quiz


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