8 Chanukah Activities for Children – One for Each Night!
Kids LOVE Hannuka! What’s not to love? They get eight nights of fun gifts, play games, and eat lots of chocolate and jelly doughnuts. It’s a dream come true! So it’s a perfect opportunity for parents to get their children involved and excited.
Here are some products and activities to help kids learn about Hannukah while having an amazing time.
1. Jewish Star Hannuka Desserts
Have the children help cut out Jewish stars or dreidels to use as edible, festive decorations. Use cookie cutters to cut Hanukkah symbols from store-bought puff pastry. View instructions on Martha Stewart.
2. Paint your own Menorah / “Color Me” Cookies
Paint your own Menorah provides hours of fun for the kids ages 4 and up. Available from Ahuva.
Or let kids get creative with Color Me Cookies. The blank, decadent canvas is available in Dreidel and Star of David shapes from Eleni’s New York.
3. Make a Menorah
Kids will love getting involved building this modern menorah made with wooden blocks, bright paint colors, and metallic candleholders. View complete instructions on Martha Stewart.
A Hanukkah Activity book is a wonderful and educational gift kids will love. The Chanukah Activity Book includes 32 pages of games, puzzles and pictures. Available from Ahuva.
5. Hanukah Stickers
For younger kids, Chanukah stickers make it fun and interactive to learn about the holiday symbols. Each roll is 6 ft long. Available here.
6. Hanukkah Gelt Paper Cones
Have the children help make paper cones to fill with Chanukah gelt or small gifts. View instructions on Spoonful.
7. Crayon Dreydels
Make art time festive with dreidel shaped crayons. Available from Ahuva.
8. Glitter Dreidel Doughnuts
Some children are too small to get involved with making sufganeeyot, since your dealing with hot oil. But you can get them involved in decorating the doughnuts, for example creating glitter dreidle decorations. View complete instructions on The Jewish Hostess, submitted by Amy Oren of Blowout Party.
BONUS: Free Hanukkah Party Printables
Download free Chanuka printables from Catch My Party, including a welcome sign, “Happy Hanukkah’ banners, cupcake toppers, invitations, gift bag circles & tags, mini candy bar & water bottle wrappers, silverware wrappers, menu cards, and a coloring sheet for kids. Get Your Free Printables.
We wish you and your family a very Happy Chanukah! Chag Sameach!
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