Hannukah Crafts for Preschool

Hannukah crafts and art activities based on the holiday symbols: the Chanukiyah, the Candle and the Dreidel.

In case you need a refresher course on the meaning behind the symbols, here is a short description:

Hannukiya - The Hannukiya is a reminder that the small jug of oil lasted for eight days (hense the 8 candles on the Hannukiya). The Shamash is the helper candle and is not counted as part of the eight.

Dreidel - A toy that was created to teach children about the great miracle. The four letters on the dreidel say: Big Miracle Happened There (in Israel it says Here).

Jug of Oil - A small jug was found in the Holy Temple and was believed that it will not last for one day. The oil lasted for eight days.

Hannukah Craft for Toddlers

Hannukiya

Hannukah Hannukiya

Materials

Construction Paper (different colors)
Glue

Directions

1. Tear the construction paper into rectangular pieces in a variety of sizes.

2. Glue the pieces to create a Hannukiya.

Dreidel

Hannukah Dreidel

Materials

Shiny Paper (cut into squares)
Colorful Background Paper
Marker
Glue

Directions

1. Draw the shape of a dreidel in the middle of the page.

2. Glue the shiny squares of papers inside.

Candle

Hannukah Candle

Materials

Candles and Matches
Shiny Pastels
Black Construction Paper
Scissors

Directions

1. Cut the shape of a candle out of the construction paper.

2. Light the candle with the matches.

3. Drip the candle wax on the cutout candle.

4. Draw circles with the shiny pastels around the wax dots and color the background.

Dreidel Paint

Materials

Dreidels
Paint (in a variety of colors)
Large Paper

Directions

1. Dip the dreidel in the paint.

2. Spin the dreidel on the paper.

3. Enjoy making cool designs.

Wrapping Paper

Hannukah Wrapping Paper

Materials
Sponges (in the shape of Hannukah symbols)
Paint (in a variety of colors)
Large white paper

Directions

1. Dip the sponges in the paint.

2. Print on the large paper.

3. When dry use as wrapping paper.

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