Hanukkah Fun for FamiliesWritten by Jessica Gurtman, 01 of December, 2011
Hanukkah is coming! Be ready to light the first candle on Tuesday, December 20.
Our websites are filled with great Hanukkah resources that your family can enjoy. Use some or all of these links to get ready for the Festival of Lights and enrich your family's understanding of some of the background and traditions associated with this winter holiday.
Decorate your house with these folded paper cut creations (includes instructions)
Amaze your friends with this Hanukkah magic trick
Get ideas for some creative ways to celebrate Hanukkah
Send a Hanukkah themed e-card to family and friends
Play dreidel in outerspace against friends or the computer with Dreidel 6000
Can you recognize these familiar Hanukkah items in close encounters?
Visit Elijah Rocks to play a dreidel game. Beat Elijah by getting more coins than him.
Test your holiday knowledge with this special Hanukkah edition of Jewpardy
Play Dreidel Labyrinth on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch (It’s a free app!)
Watch a flash mob perform a Hanukkah song and dance on Ben Yehudah Street (a popular street in Jerusalem)
Learn how a little known Jewish woman named Judith contributed to the Hanukkah Story
Matisyahu recorded this song when he noticed the number of Christmas songs compared to Hanukkah ones.
Join Benny and his Zaidy (grandfather) for the thrilling adventure of the Hanukkah story.
Listen to a Jewish parody of a popular song as performed by the Maccabeats.
Spin yourself back in time to learn the story of Hanukkah, and why we celebrate miracles in the darkest and coldest part of the year.
We hope you and your family enjoy these resources and the eight nights of Hanukkah.