5 Creative Hanukkah Traditions for Kids

Hanukkah is the Jewish Festival of Lights. During Hanukkah, on each of the eight nights, a candle is lit in a special menorah (candelabra). In addition to lighting the menorah, the holiday includes many awesome traditions from spinning the dreidel to cooking (and eating!) delicious food, and gift-giving. It’s a great time to gather with friends and family to share, craft, and create. Here are five creative ways to celebrate the holiday:

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1. Hanukkah Candles

Creating your own candles makes for a very special menorah. Experiment with color mixing using crayons and wax. Observe how colors change as the wax cools. (This is a great project for using up old crayons!)

Hanukkah Candle Tradition

2. Hanging Menorah

Learn how to hand sew while making a Hanukkah-themed wall hanging. It only takes a few materials and easy to make. This simple craft makes a lovely gift for friends and family.

3. Paper Circuit Menorah

Illuminate the season with these light-up Hanukkah cards! You’ll use copper tape and LEDs to make seriously fun greetings! This is a great project for kids (and adults) who love to tinker.

Light-up Menorah Project

4. Homemade (Hanukkah) Cookie Cutters

Create unique cookie cutters shaped like stars and dreidles. Then use your favorite cookie recipe to make cut-out Hanukkah cookies. Homemade cookie cutters make great gifts for people who love to bake.

Homemade Hanukkah Cookies

5. Potato Latkes

Represent the miracle of oil in your Hanukkah celebration, and cook up some tasty potato latkes!

Latke Recipe for kids

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