5 LEGO Hanukkah Activities

Who doesn’t love building with LEGO® bricks? For parents, building a LEGO or Duplo block structure with your kids is an incredibly fun--and--nostalgic rite of passage. This holiday season, get out the blocks and build something Jewish together with one of these fun, Hanukkah-themed activities.

Basic LEGO Brick Dreidel

image via Bible Belt Balabusta

All you need to build a dreidel are a few pieces and a minute of time. You can find loads of tutorials and videos for building LEGO dreidels online, or print out step by step instructions from a site like Bible Belt Balabusta.

LEGO Menorah

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Mom Erica was looking for a creative, flameless, option to help teach her kids about Hanukkah. While there are certainly Hanukkah themed building kits online, she came up with this sweet and simple tutorial using blocks that her kids already had on hand. Check out this post to learn more about how they built their LEGO menorah and what the kids learned.

Minifig Menorah

image via Bible Belt Balabusta

The blog Bible Belt Balabusta is a treasure trove of LEGO ideas and tutorials. This flameless menorah made with mini-figs and dragon flames is one of several Hanukkah themed tutorials available on the site. Take a look and don’t forget to show us what you build with your kids.

Giant LEGO Brick Dreidel


Watch the video above to build a GIANT, working, dreidel out of blocks that you have on hand at home. It takes a few tries to get this big boy spinning, but it also makes a cool decorative piece. If you have older kids who like to do more complex projects, this is definitely for them.

Duplo Block Dreidel

image via Simple Play Ideas

If you have smaller children at home who aren’t quite ready for the teeny tiny parts involved with a LEGO set, pull out oversized blocks like Duplos and create a dreidel together. The site Simple Play Ideas has two tutorials available for families who prefer using oversized blocks.


Find Hanukkah activities, recipes, story ideas, and more on the PJ Library Hanukkah hub.