Hanukkah For Kids – 8 Activity Ideas

8 Chanukah Activities for Children – One for Each Night!

Hanukkah Chanukah Kids Crafts Activities Kids LOVE Hannukah!  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 Chanukah Desserts

Jewish Star Dessert

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 MenorahPaint your own Menorah provides hours of fun for the kids ages 4 and up. Available from Ahuva.

Color Me Hanukkah Chanukah CookiesOr 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

Menorah Kids Craft ProjectKids will love getting involved building this modern menorah made with wooden blocks, bright paint colors, and metallic candleholders. View complete instructions on Martha Stewart. 

Bar & Bat Mitzvah, Wedding Venues & Vendors4. Chanukah Games & Activity Books

Hanukkah Chanukah Games Activity BookA 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. Jewish Nail Ar & Temporary Tattoos

Hanukkah Kids Ideas - Nail Decals & Art, Chanukah Children's ActivitiesNail art can be intimidating! Not anymore.  Just throw on some nail decals, available from Modern Tribe, and you’ve got a festive Hanukkah mani in no time!

Jewish Chanukah Temporary Tattoos | Children & Kids Hanukkah IdeasThe flash tattoo has become extremely popular, giving an upgrade to temporary tattoos with metallic ink and cool shapes like necklaces and bracelets.

Hanukkah Temporary Flash Tattoos in Gold & Silver Metallic | ChanukahKids are sure to keep busy with metallic Hanukkah flash tattoos from Modern Tribe, featuring Hamsas, menorahs, stars of David and more!

6. Hanukah Craft Fun

Hanukkah Chanukah 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.

Hanukkah Gelt Paper Cones Craft ProjectHave the children help make paper cones to fill with Chanukah gelt or small gifts. View instructions on Spoonful.

7. Crayon Dreidels

Dreidel CrayonsMake art time festive with dreidel shaped crayons.  Available from Ahuva.

8. Glitter Dreidel Doughnuts

Glitter Dreidel DoughnutsSome 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

Hanukkah & Chanukah 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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Written by Cigall Goldman

Cigall Goldman