Hanukkah in the Classroom
Celebrate the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah with these lesson plans, articles, and teaching ideas.
- Grades: 1–2, 3–5, 6–8
Latkes, gelt, and eight nights of presents! Begin a series of winter holiday lessons by inspiring your students with the Hanukkah spirit. To learn more about the victory of Judah and the Maccabees and the many traditions that commemorate it, browse the lesson plans and articles below.
About Hanukkah and Judaism
Students explore an interactive scrapbook of photos, articles, and activities to learn about the history and traditions of Hanukkah.
Alycia Zimmerman provides eight suggestions for fun and educational Hanukkah activities to share with your students.
Children learn the history of the holiday, then create a dreidel and play the dreidel game.
Students explore the Jewish holiday, compare and contrast it with Ramadan and Diwali, and create a candle window decoration.
Students read and discuss Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa customs, then use a graphic organizer to compare and contrast them.
Create Hanukkah books with this booklet cover, and inside, have students write stories or poems about the holiday.