Posted on November 28 2018
There are three prayers for lighting the candles. The first two are sung every night, and the last one (the Shehechianu) is only sung the first night. Hear all three right here:
In your box, you have everything you need to make a set of candles and a hanukiah (Hanukkah menorah).
Watch our video https://youtu.be/PB1SuRdrS_E
Here are some tips for making your menorah:
- Use a marker to help make the holes in your clay
- Use foil when baking
- Lay your cubes on foil after baking — you can tape or glue them down to make sure they don’t fall when there is a lit candle inside!
You have everything you need in your box to make your very own lego dreidel. There are directions in your box, but in case you lose them, here they are:
Our good friend Joanie Leeds is back with some music for you. Here she is with Miss Nina singing their Hanukkah song, “Spinning.”
There are so many TV episodes and movies about Christmas, but Everyday Jewish Mom curated a list of Hanukkah TV! So, put on a fire, cuddle up on the couch, and check out one of these:
THE HANUKKAH STORY!
Here are two videos about the story of Hanukkah created by BimBam. The first one is a little more fun and great for all ages. The second is best for elementary aged kids.
Or learn about Hanukkah from everyone’s favorite Jewish a capella groups, the Maccabeats and Six13!
- Sufganiyot https://youtu.be/UxJ1OTs_PPs
- Latkes: https://www.allrecipes.com/video/4918/moms-potato-latkes/?internalSource=picture_play&referringId=235052&referringContentType=Recipe
- Here is a copy of the recipe card from your box
And last but not least...
DIRECTIONS FOR HEADS UP!
1. Cut out the cards and put them in a pile face down.
2. Take a card and without looking at it, hold it up to your forehead so your partner can see it.
3. Set a timer for one or two minutes (you can decide how long to make it).
4. Your partner gives clues and can act out the word on your card without saying the word itself.
5. Get a point every time you guess the word!