Hanukkah Lesson Plans
- Blue and White Pictures - Light blue
and white are the colors commonly associated with Hanukkah. In this activity,
students make pictures by tearing blue and white construction paper and
gluing it onto another paper.
- Candle Math - Candles are an important
symbol in the Hanukkah holiday. In this math lesson, students use candles
to help them practice counting by fives and tens.
- Similarities and Differences and the affects of the Nazis Research their
- Hanukkah and Nutrition - The holidays are
a great time to enjoy yummy food. In this lesson, students explore the
nutritional value of some of the traditional foods found at Hanukkah.
- How Much is My Gelt Worth? - Students use
the traditional gold wrapped chocolate coins, Gelt, and the current price
of gold to practice their math skills.
- How Much Oil Would You Need - The student will
be able to conduct an experiment to determine how much oil the Macabees
would have needed to keep the candles burning for eight days.
- Jars of Clay - Students make jars that resemble
the jars used in the Hanukkah story.
- Potato Latkes for 1 or 10 - In this yummy
activity, students modify a single serving recipe for potato latkes to
serve five, ten, and fifteen. They practice multiplying fractions and
converting improper fractions to proper ones.
- Probability and Spinning the Dreidel
- Students use a Jewish Dreidel to practice probability. They answer questions
about how often one of the symbols may appear and what different combinations
- The Details of Kosher Foods - "Kosher" is
a term we hear often when we are talking about Jewish food, but how many
of us really know what it means? In this lesson, students study the rules
in depth and plan a meal that is entirely kosher.
- Timeline for Hanukkah - In this activity,
students create a timeline that shows how the Hanukkah celebration has
grown and changed over the years. They start with the actual event and
continue through today.
More Lesson Plans From Other Sites
Celebration with HanuKat- "The Hanukat story provides an opportunity
for the introduction of Hanukkah Holiday concepts."
Fun: The Dreidel Game- "Students create dreidels, traditional
Hanukkah toys, from common materials and play the dreidel game!"
The Festival of Lights- The Jewish holiday Hanukkah literally lights
up the home. The eight-day, 2,000-year-old holiday, also called the Festival
of Lights, celebrates God's glory, an ancient victory of the Jews over
their enemies, and the freedom Jews enjoy today.
- The Whole
World Celebrated Christmas! Right?- This lesson is for use during
the weeks before the Christmas break. This will be great for middle school
students. It is a comparison of the other religious holidays that are
celebrated around this same time of year.