Hanukkah Fun: The Dreidel Game

Celebrate Hanukkah with an engaging lesson about the history of the dreidel! After reading or listening to a short description of the dreidel's place in the Hanukkah celebration, young learners work on their own dreidels from classroom materials before playing the game themselves.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Display the dreidels during a unit on Hanukkah or winter holidays
  • Encourage pupils to teach their parents the dreidel game if they don't know it already
  • See if any students who celebrate Hanukkah would like to share their experiences with peers
Pros

  • All links to auxiliary materials are functional
  • Applicable for elementary and middle schoolers alike
Cons

  • None