The days are getting shorter, the weather is getting brisker, and your nose is running. This can mean only one thing: Hanukkah is coming! It’s time to spin the dreidel, light the menorah, eat some latkes, and give some gifts. But what to get? With eight nights of gift-giving, finding the perfect presents can often be a difficult task… but fear not, we are here to help! Read on for some great ideas!
For Little Kids
Give the tykes some fun exposure to Hanukkah with simple, accessible, holiday-themed gifts.
My First Menorah
This is a great gift for a new baby! Also an excellent present for baby showers near holiday season.
Everyone loves chocolates during the holidays! These are perfect as little gifts throughout the week.
Dreidels are a great traditional present and are also excellent for non-Jewish visitors.
Books are a fun and educational gift for children. These are suitable for one of the 8 days of presents.
If you’re the relative that gives socks, at least make them interesting with some Hanukkah footwear!
Holiday music is a great way to set the mood at a Hanukkah party.
Great for infants or toddlers, this Menorah toy is adorable!
The Hot New Toy
This guide will help you pick out the perfect toy for any child, no matter what his or her interest!
For the Household
Although it’s not as cumbersome as Passover, you can still outfit your house in Hanukkah-riffic goodies.
Banners are great for parties and events. They set the mood quickly and are easy to put up/take down. These Hanukkah banners are perfect for the occasion.
It’s time that Hanukkah joined in the holiday light craze! Grab some of these lights for the inside or outside of your house, and show the Christmas decorators what you can do!
So much of the Hanukkah tradition revolves around dinner, so make sure your table is set with decorative plates for a festive look.
Dreidels don’t have to be reserved for spinning and games–in fact, they are great for decorations! Have fun and explore the possibilities!
For the Classroom
If you’re teaching about Hanukkah in a classroom, these tools can help outfit your classroom and engage your students.
Bulletin boards are a must have for any classroom. They are one of the easiest ways to decorate!
Fun pens are perfect for classroom Hanukkah gifts or prizes.
Use these stickers to reward hard work or good grades.
Paint a Menorah
This is a good craft for art class or home!
Hanukkah Story Picture Books
Here are some great books for read-alouds.
Hanukkah Songs Sing Along
To set the mood while learning about Hanukkah, play some of these kid-friendly songs.
Hanukkah Puppet Kit
Have students make Hanukkah puppets and then put on a play for the entire class!
Clothing and Jewelry
Any ber-chic Jewish grandma knows that no holiday is complete without a themed sweatshirt. You’ve got 8 days to rock this holiday, so don’t forget to accessorize!
Here is a general guide to all things Hanukkah
Here are some crafty art suggestions for the classroom or for home.
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