Guide: 6 fun ways to celebrate Hanukkah with children

Are you looking to make this Hanukkah extra special for your kids?
We’ve gathered some fun things you can do with your children this holiday season.

1. COOK WITH THEM

Cook with your kids! Hanukkah treats, many of which are fried, are reminders of Hanukkah's ancient miracle. Click here for a list of easy, and kid approved, recipes from PJ Library’s.

2. SHARE THE STORY OF HANUKKAH

Listen HERE for a humorous, and kid-friendly, version of the miracle of Hanukkah and the triumph of the Maccabees. And HERE find a list of children’s books about Hanukkah.

3. LIGHTING THE HANUKKAH MENORAH

Have your children help you light the menorah. Click here for a video on how to do it, plus listen to all the blessings in Hebrew and English.

4. EVENTS

Take the kids out to celebrate the holiday with your community. Visit local celebrations like menorah lightings.
Check out some holiday events across the tri-state area by clicking the links below:

5. PLAY DREIDEL

Here’s a printable on how to play the traditional game.

6. SHARE YOUR TIME WITH OTHERS

Share your holiday traditions with your kids' friends. Or do something kind as a family for a neighbor.