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
Alycia Zimmerman provides eight suggestions for fun and educational Hanukkah activities to share with your students.
Hanukkah Lesson Plans
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.