Hannukah activities for children 

Activities and games can be a helpful way to teach children about the holy festival of Hannukah, the Jewish Festival of Lights 

A woman helping a young child with a painting activity.

Why is Hannukah celebrated?

Hannukah means ‘dedication’ in Hebrew. It’s a celebration of a miracle that happened over 2,000 years ago in Jerusalem.  

What is Hannukah? – Newsround 

Families mark Hannukah in lots of ways, like: 

  • Lighting a menorah.  
  • Playing dreidel.  
  • Eating special foods, like Latkes (potato pancakes) and Sufganiyot (doughnuts).   

Hannukah is celebrated every year in November or December and lasts for 8 days.  

Hannukah dates – Wikipedia  

Hannukah activities

There are lots of things you can make with your child to celebrate Hannukah, for example: 

You can also find free printable Hannukah crafts online. 

Books about Hannukah 

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