I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
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Friday, December 4, 2015

Funtivity Friday - Five Things to Do With Your Kids for Hannukkah

Here are some fun things you can do with your kids for Hanukkah.

1) Sing and/or listen to Hanukkah  songs -

Hanukkah Songs include:

Hanukkah Oh Hanukkah
The Dreidel Song
Adam Sandler's Hannukah Songs

For the lyrics to Hannukah Oh Hanukkah and other Hannukah songs go to

 For the Dreidel Song go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKreDYVWark

You can find the lyrics to Adam Sandler's first three Hanukkah songs here:

Find his 4th Hannukah song here: https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=adam+sandler%27s+5th+chanukah+song&view=detail&mid=4BDCB8497A230F45912C4BDCB8497A230F45912C&FORM=VIRE3

2) Read Hanukkah Stories

Hanukkah books for small children include:

My First Hanukkah by Tomie De Paola
Happy Hanukkah Curious George by H.A. Rey and Margaret Rey

Hanukkah books for kids 6-9 include:

The Hanukkah Book by Marilyn Burns
The Power of Light: Eight Stories for Hanukkah by Isaac Bashevi Singer and Irene Libelich

Hanukkah books for kids 10-12 include:

How I Saved Hanukkah by Amy Goldman Koss

For other Hannukah books go to Amazon,  Barnes and Noble, or your local library or check out this web-site: http://childrensbooks.about.com/od/holidays/tp/hanukkah.htm

3) Cook Hannukah foods:The most well known Hannukah food is potato latkes. You can find many latkes recipes all over the internet or in various cook books.

There are also cookbooks specifically for Hanukkah including: 

Hanukkah Sweets and Treats (Holiday Cooking for Kids) by Ronnie Randall

4) Make Hanukkah crafts

Draw a menorah or a driedel
Make your own driedel out of clay
See what fun materials you can use to make a menorah including paper, clay, popsicle sticks or even pretzels

These are just a few ideas for Hanukkah crafts you can make.

5) Play Hanukkah games

There are traditional games like Driedel
There are more modern games like Hanukkah Mad Libs

There are also activity books with Hanukkah games, such as:

The Everything Hanukkah Kids Puzzle and Activity Book by Beth L. Blair and Jennifer A. Ericsson 

You can also check out this web-site 


Tune in tomorrow for a Saturday Special interview with Robin Rothstein, the creator of Mad Libs Live.

photo credits
photo credit 1: Talk to the Guitar via photopin (license)
photo credit 2: Storytime via photopin (license)
photo credit 3: Zucchini latkes via photopin (license)
photo credit 4:  Messy Studio Work Desk via photopin (license)
photo credit 5: Hanukkah Dreidels via photopin (license)

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