Hanukkah

Happy Hanukkah! You can make a variety of fun Hanukkah crafts! Find many fun crafts including games, recipes, and other activities to help you celebrate Hanukkah. Find out how to make a Tree Branch Menorah. This would make for a fun holiday craft!

To find out how to make a Tree Branch Menorah click after the jump!

Materials Needed:

  • Tree Branch
  • Silver Spray Paint
  • Candles
  • Drill (should only be used by an adult or with close adult supervision)

Instructions:

Maureen made this menorah from a tree branch that she drilled holes in. Once she made the holes, she painted the branch with silver spray paint. Let the paint dry and put the candles in place. It is as easy as that!

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Hanukkah Games for Kids

Hanukkah or Chanukah?Happy Hanukkah! After lighting the menorah tonight and eating some potato latkes, you may want to play a little dreidel. Or else you might want to do some Hanukkah word searches or coloring pages with your kids.

First off, you need a dreidel and although the classic Dreidel song says otherwise, you don’t need to make it out of clay. You can buy a plastic one for under $1. Secondly, you need to know how to play the game of dreidel. So here are the directions:

You can play the dreidel game with any number of people (even by yourself!). Each player is given an equal number of “gelt” pieces (coins or chocolate coins), around 10-15. At the start of each round, each player puts one piece into the center. Then each player takes a turn spinning the dreidel.

If you land on “Nun” it means you get nothing. If it lands on Gimmel, the player gets everything in the pot. If the dreidel lands on Hey, the spinner gets half of the pot. If you get Shin, you add a coin to the pot. You just need to be able to recognize the Hebrew letters on the dreidel and the rest is easy.

And after you’re done playing dreidel, check out these printable Hanukkah coloring pages and printable Hanukkah word searches. And to get in the Hanukkah spirit, listen to Adam Sandler’s Hanukkah song! Also, check out these super-cool menorahs and fun Hanukkah craft ideas.

Do you have any Hanukkah games or traditions you can share with our readers? How do you plan to celebrate?

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