Chanukah: 4 great, free printable that teach kids all about the festival of lights

This year, I decided to dedicate the entire homeschool week to Chanukah. Everyday we are doing a fun activity that is also teaching the kids about the holiday and the history behind it. This is important because when my 5-year-old first saw the Menorah he proudly held it above his head and pronounced, “I won the Piston Cup!” (for those of you who haven’t seen Cars and Cars 2 and Cars 3, 5 million times, that’s actually the prize at the end the race, so obviously we had a lot to learn).

Luckily, I found some great printables online and I am pretty sure most, or all are free. I just love some free printables!!

Star of David Maze

Free printable here, from Print Activities

I eased into things with this little Star of David maze. Do your kids love mazes as much as mine?

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Star of David Maze Printable, link above

Word Scramble

Free printable here, from Have Fun Learning

Next, we move on to an actual writing project, word scramble. Both my 8-year-old and 5-year-old found this challenging, but doable and they had fun with it.

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3D Dreidel

Free printable here, from brsata.com

Moving on to a little coloring project. My 5-year-old was also practicing the words in Hebrew, he thought this one was fun. It’s a dreidel that they can color, cut out and tape together.

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Chanukah dreidel printable, finished product!

Dreidel Charting

Free printable here, from Teachers Pay Teachers

Saving the best of last, we did a chart of how the dreidel falls – would definitely recommend using an actual dreidel for this, not the 3D one the kids made, as that one tended to fall the same way a lot.

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The kids had so much fun with this!

So, I’m the queen of thematic printables, but we’ll see how the brisket and latkes turn out tonight! Happy Chanukah!

 

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