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.

Choice Boards
Perfect for 1st through 3rd grade, this choice board features a group of activities that will help elementary students learn about and celebrate Hanukkah.
Educational Videos
View our short videos about Hanukkah and extend your students' knowledge with the extension activities prepared for each video, such as games, art projects, reading passages, and writing prompts.
Teach your students about Hanukkah with these printables. Includes a mini-book with celebrations around the world, a story describing Jewish traditions, foods, and holidays, and an art project making Hanukkah cards.
Lesson Plans
Our Lesson Plans will help students understand Hanukkah with activities such as writing acrostic poems about Hanukkah or other holidays, singing and comparing Israeli and American songs, and more.
Hanukkah Art & Music Activities
Incorporate Hanukkah activities into art and music classes by creating potato print wrapping paper, singing Israeli songs, making paper chains with Hanukkah symbols, and making Menorah galleries.
Hanukkah Reading & Language Arts Activities
Expand your students' knowledge and understanding about the Jewish holiday Hanukkah by having them write an acrostic poem.
Clip Art Images
Choose from our Clip Art Images to expand your teaching strategies about the Jewish holiday Hanukkah and help students understand the holiday better.
Hanukkah Social Studies Activities
Explore Hanukkah connections using these social studies resources. Includes videos which are great for introducing Hanukkah, a chart of Jewish holidays, and a reading passage about the history of Hanukkah.
Browse our collection of slideshows to find resources to enhance your curriculum by introducing your students to Hanukkah and other winter holidays with these slideshows which include fun learning activities.
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