The Holiday Spirit Begins With Family
Hanukkah is an important time to love and honor family. It was so amazing the light lasted so long. I really enjoy my friends who celebrate Hanukkah. They share not just interesting recipes, but also great family traditions and family time experiences. This truly warms my soul.
So I wanted to share something of my own with my Jewish friends.
This Hanukkah Activity printable pack was created to give your child a little something to do. Complete as a family or have a group of kids do them together. Download, print and use. We would love to hear about how your family celebrates Hanukkah. Tell us in the comments about your Family Hanukkah Celebrations.
What is Hanukkah?
Festival of Lights, is an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple (the Second Temple) in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt of the 2nd century BCE. Hanukkah is observed for eight nights and days, starting on the 25th day of Kislev according to the Hebrew calendar, which may occur at any time from late November to late December in the Gregorian calendar. (source Hebcal)
My family wanted to come up with something for their Jewish friends so we came up with a Festival Of Lights printable activities pack.
We are also printing it out and the boys will be sharing what they learned and came up with here.
Happy Hanukkah Everyone!
This word-search can also double as a way to learn about each of the words and how they relate to
The Festival Of Lights
Another fun activity plus you can get creative and play around with the words. Get the children to create an amazing story related to The Festival Of Lights, I would love to hear what they come up with. Can you share with us in the comments what they came up with?
My family is not Jewish but we have lots of great friends that are. I like my children to know about various religions and cultures. I want them to not be ignorant when they become adults and go out there into the real world.
- Our Family Does Not Believe In Being Closed Minded
They are encouraged to freely learn and have very open and detailed conversations with us. Religion and belief is no different for us. It isn’t our jobs as parents to dictate, push or coerce our children into believing or following something that we do. They are absolutely free without judgement to follow their own paths.
They wanted to learn about what the Menorah is and what it symbolizes. We once lived in a community where the elementary school talked lots about all the Jewish holidays, so they would at times bring home different arts and crafts about The Festival Of Lights. So I think it is important for the kids to learn about other holidays, not just ones we celebrate.
A fun poem to highlight important points about the Hanukkah celebrations.
Another little activity to help the kids learn about important words related to The Festival Of Lights.
Share in the comments below, how your family celebrates
The Festival Of Lights – Hanukkah Traditions.
What else should I help my boys learn about it?
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