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Happy Hanukkah!

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd
Celebrate the valued and cherished traditions of the Jewish Festival of Lights with a collection of materials about Hanukkah. The resources are mainly designed for elementary learners but would be just as educational and fun for older...
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Winter Holiday Printables

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Celebrate the winter holidays with ABCmouse! Use these printables in class or send them home as a fun homework assignment. Create your FREE ABCmouse for Teachers account to access these and thousands of other resources for preschool...
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Hanukkah

For Students 3rd - 8th
How much does your class know about the Jewish Festival of Lights? Young learners practice Hanukkah vocabulary, including latkes, Judea, sufganiot, and gimel, in a series of word puzzles.
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Hanukkah

For Students 1st - 4th Standards
How much do your students know about Hanukkah? Teach them about the sights, sounds, and traditions of the Jewish holiday with a language arts activity about Hanukkah.
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Hanukkah Vocabulary Words

For Students 2nd - 6th Standards
A wealth of resources designed to teach learners about Hanukkah is perfect for the classroom this holiday season! Elementary learners complete a word search, use adjectives to describe different Hanukkah traditions, break cryptograms,...
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Make a Hanukkah Card!

For Students K - 4th
Add a little light to a Hanukkah celebration by asking class members to use the provided template to craft a Hanukkah card for a friend or family member. Senders get to color the menorah on the cover and write their own messages inside....
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Hanukkah Ideas

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students create crafts to represent the holiday of Hanukkah. Students create menorahs, dreidels, the Star of David, and more to celebrate.
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Hanukkah Gelt Hunt

For Students K - 5th Standards
A Hanukkah-themed learning game challenges players to find hidden gelt. Scholars examine festive pictures to locate hard-to-see gelt—chocolate coins— and click on them to earn points before the timer runs out. Levels become increasingly...
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Dinosaur on Hanukkah

For Teachers K - 1st
Menorahs, latkes, and dreidels are all part of Hanukkah. As part of a celebration of the holiday, class members listen to the tale of a decidedly devious dinosaur that causes a fuss playing with candles, dreidels, and latkes. Youngsters...
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Hanukkah Crossword Puzzle

For Students 2nd - 5th Standards
Hanukkah is the theme of a festive crossword puzzle. The online learning game challenges players to read and answer questions with holiday-related vocabulary terms. Hints are provided at the cost of points. 
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Chanukah Suncatcher

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students familiarize themselves with the traditions of the Jewish holiday of Chanukah and the symbols associated with it. They construct a hanging decoration to commemorate their understanding of Chanukah, using appropriate holiday symbols.
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Chanukah and Shabbot Challah Cover

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students examine the reasons behind why Chanukah is celebrated. As a class, they discover why the Sabboth is considered a more important holiday and why Challah bread is eaten. To end the lesson, they make their own Challah cover using a...
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Hanukkah Fun: The Dreidel Game

For Teachers K - 8th
Celebrate Hanukkah with an engaging instructional activity about the history of the dreidel! After reading or listening to a short description of the dreidel's place in the Hanukkah celebration, young learners work on their own dreidels...
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Chanukah Cards With Quilling

For Teachers 5th - Higher Ed
Students research the story of Chanukah and learn the traditional art of paper curling. In this Chanukah card-making lesson, students examine Jewish customs in order to create one-of-a-kind quilling on personalized holiday cards.
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Hanukkah - ESL

For Students 2nd - 6th Standards
Reinforce vocabulary and reading comprehension with a Hanukkah-themed collection of worksheets. Scholars first read a two-paragraph informational text, then apply their new-found-knowledge to match phrases, fill in blanks with...
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The Maccabees and Hanukkah

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Celebrate the Festival of Lights with a reading of the story of the Maccabees. Elementary learners discover how Hanukkah came to be with comprehension questions and fun activities for a full lesson during the holidays.
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Hanukkah | All About the Holidays

For Students 2nd - 6th Standards
A short video outlines the origins of Hanukkah and the various traditions celebrated by the holiday. A great way to get class members talking about respect for all traditions.
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Children's Literature Across the Curriculum Ideas-Hanukkah Lights, Hanukkah Nights

For Teachers K - 4th
Students read Hanukkah Lights, Hanukkah Nights by Leslie Himmelman. They complete a variety of cross-curricular activities surrounding the study of Hanukkah. Included are reading, art, math, science, writing, social studies, and library...
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Let's Celebrate Hanukkah!

For Teachers K - 1st
Students read books about Hanukkah and make a project about it. In this Hanukkah lesson plan, students read a book about Hanukkah and make a candle window decoration for the holiday and compare it to other holidays.
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Hanukkah Flashcards

For Students Pre-K - 2nd
It's time to celebrate Hanukkah! Explore the sights, sounds, and foods of the Jewish holiday with a set of vocabulary flashcards.
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Festivals of Light Hanukkah

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Five sessions make up a lesson on the Jewish celebration of Hanukkah. After reading and teaching young historians the history of the Jewish holiday, learners explore the celebration through hands-on activities and collaborative learning.
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Judaism Hanukkah

For Students 5th Standards
Winter time is full of holiday celebrations around the world, including Hanukkah. Learners briefly read about the history of the Jewish holiday and the traditions of the culture before responding to 10 reading comprehension questions.
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Let's Celebrate Hanukkah!

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students identify and analyze various multicultural celebrations. They list their prior knowledge of the Jewish Holiday known as Hanukkah and listen to various books about the celebration. Students also compare and contrast Hanukkah to...
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Celebrate Hanukkah in Israel

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Explore Hanukkah and its origins with a social studies lesson. Learners discover the history of Hanukkah and its traditions. They locate Israel on a map, hear the story of the menorah and create their own dreidel. Afterwards, they sing...

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