Sunday, November 28, 2010

Hanukkah Happenings

Hanukkah begins on Wednesday so this week we will be learning all about this special holiday.

Handprint Menorah- we'll be making a simple menorah similar to the one above that Eva made last year (her "my nora")

Star of David Ornament- popsicle sticks will be transformed into this six pointed star

Latkes- you can't celebrate Hanukkah without some yummy potato latkes!

Dreidel Cookies- fig newtons will be transformed into edible dreidels

Dreidel- we will try our hand at playing this traditional Hanukkah game

Light The Lights! A Story About Celebrating Hanukkah And Christmas Sammy Spider's First Hanukkah (Sammy Spider's First Books) Hanukkah: A Counting Book Where Is Baby's Dreidel?: A Lift-the-Flap Book Disney's Winnie the Pooh and the Hanukkah Dreidel (Mouse Works Holiday Board Book) The Hanukkah Mice This Is the Dreidel Mrs. Greenberg's Messy Hanukkah  Light the Candle! Bang the Drum!: A Book of Holidays from Around the World The Magic Dreidels: A Hanukkah Story Grandma's Latkes The Chanukkah Guest My First Chanukah Just Enough Is Plenty: A Hanukkah Tale (Picture Puffins) 


  1. I love the idea and books you have shared here! Thank you so much!

  2. I personally have the Sammy series of books and the Hanukkah counting book.
    My children have always loved them :)
    Thank you for the great ideas that can be used with children that aren't Jewish without sharing religion. It's always a fine line and I like how you've balanced it :)

  3. This is adorable!! Love crafts with handprints!

    I have an early childhood website and we are currently having a winter and holiday idea contest, and would love to have you
    submit some of your Hanukkah ideas! Visitors to the site get to do the voting and we are giving away some gift cards to Discount School Supply for the top rated ideas! Our contest page is here: - Hope you'll share some of your great ideas!

  4. Great collection of Hanukkah books! We are doing some Hanukkah reading and crafting here too, and some of our books overlap. Thanks for joining WMCIR!

  5. What wonderful ideas you have! Your daughter is very lucky that she has such a fun mommy!

  6. What kind of paint did you use for this craft?

  7. The normal menorah has 7 candles whereas the chanukah menorah has 8. One for each night of chanukah. There is a middle candle that is lit every night and used to light the others.