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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.

For a quick and fun teaching idea: Construct a dreidel (PDF) and play the popular game using these dreidel game instructions and song lyrics (PDF).

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Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins

by Eric A. Kimmel , Trina Schart Hyman

Grades

PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5

Lexile® Measure

400L

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Hoppy Hanukkah!

by Linda Glaser , Daniel Howarth

Grades

PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5

Guided Reading Level

M

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Eight Wild Nights

by David Udovic , Brian P. Cleary

Grades

1–2, 3–5

Lexile® Measure

AD1140L

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The Magic Dreidels

by Eric A. Kimmel , Katya Krenina

Grades

PreK–K, 1–2

Guided Reading Level

M

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Eight Nights of Hanukkah

by Judy Nayer , Yuri Salzman

Grades

PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5

Guided Reading Level

P

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Starting at: $3.95

On the First Night of Chanukah

by Brian Schatell , Cecily Kaiser

Grades

PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5

Guided Reading Level

J

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Starting at: $3.99
My Scholastic

Susan Cheyney

GRADES: 1-2
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