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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

Printables

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

Lesson Plans

Winter Holidays
Holiday Poems
Holiday Paper Chains
Create a Menorah Gallery
Potato Print Wrapping Paper
Clay Hanukkah Menorah
Israeli Children's Songs
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 Word Scramble
Hanukkah Facts Quiz
Hanukkah Spelling Quiz
Rabbi Benjamin's Buttons Educator's Guide

Clip Art Images

Menorah
Menorah 2

Hanukkah Social Studies Activities

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

Quizzes

All About Hanukkah Quiz

Slideshows

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

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