Hanukkah Activity: Share-The-Light Goodie Bags

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Spread some light to a friend in need with this get-well gift.

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  • A plain canvas bag or large white paper bag
  • Piece of cardboard or some scrap paper
  • Art supplies like markers, ink pads, paint, stickers
  • Paper or card stock
  • Small toys, games, and goodies
  • Books
  • A small flashlight


  • Decorate a bag. Place cardboard or scrap paper inside to keep the art from leaking. Have fun decorating with fabric paint, stamps, markers, and other supplies.
  • As your bag dries, make a get-well card on paper or card stock.
  • Fill bag with books, games, toys, stickers, crayons, and other fun items. Put get-well card on top.
  • Deliver the bag to a friend who is feeling sick or make a bunch for children in a local hospital -- just be sure to doublecheck with the hospital staff about what items they need and can accept.

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