Eight Tips for Eight Nights: Fun Activities For Teaching Hanukkah

Eight Hanukkah themed activities make up a resource designed to bring holiday cheer to everyone far and near. Festive activities include reading stories, singing songs, eating latkes, and more!

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Conduct activities over several small group rotations, invite parents and guardians to provide guidance at different centers
  • Go caroling; visit multiple classrooms to sing Hanukkah songs
  • Many activities come equipped with a discussion portion; pose questions on a classroom blog, encourage learners to respond to each question and reply to at least one peer
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires a variety of materials depending on which activities you choose to implement 
  • Consider classroom allergies prior to bring in food 
Pros

  • Teaches individuals of all religious backgrounds about Hanukkah
  • A variety of activities enhance engagement and allows class members to learn about the Jewish holiday in many different ways 
  • Hyperlinks make included materials easy to locate
Cons

  • None