Whether you're sharing Hanukkah via zoom this year or with relatives in your "pod", there are easy ways to involve kids of varying ages, liven up a (virtual) get together, or share some fun on a dark, starry, night.
Need help lighting the candles? How about a refresher on playing dreidel? Or maybe some finger puppets to act out the Hanukkah story--find five fun and easy printables to make Hanukkah at home -- or virtually - even more fun this year.
Where does the first candle go? Are the candles lit from right to left or left to right? What are the blessings? Open this easy to use sheet on your tablet or print a copy to make candle lighting a snap.
How to Play Dreidel
Get ready to play until you drop like a dreidel. The rules are simple and the game is addictively fun. Find a basic set of rules below:
Hanukkah Story Puppets
PJ Library parent Jennifer Stempel often finds herself as the "Hanukkah parent" at school, and this year was no exception. To keep kids engaged and entertained during a virtual story time, she and her friend Jason Spitz, created their very own custom-illustrated Hanukkah puppets. You can make your own just like they did, or use the handy template below. Just print, cut, and attach to pipe cleaners or popsicle sticks.
Do you love the Who Stole Hanukkah?! and Candle Club characters? Use the templates below to print and cut out these colorful characters to make your own finger puppets and put on a Hanukkah show! Check out more about these characters here.
Hanukkah Photo Booth Props
Want to create a Hanukkah photo booth? We have props that you can download and print, and even glue to a poster board so that you can use them year after year.
Mad Libs-Style Games
Tweens have got Hanukkah down--they know how to play dreidel, the full scoop on the Hanukkah story, and may even be making their own gelt too. Get silly with family or friends by playing with some Hanukkah-themed word games. The two below feature a story about a Hanukkah tradition and a continuation of PJ Library's podcast episode, The Missing Ingredient.
Recipes And Activity Cards
Looking for a quick recipe, service activity, or a customizable Hanukkah card? Browse and download from the options below:
Stained Glass Cookies
Upcycled Crayon Candles
Oven-Fried Zucchini Sticks
Hidden Veggie Latkes
Share the Light Goodie Bags
Sufganiyot Donut Holes
A Special Hanukkah Card
November 23, 2020