One of the wonderful things about Jewish holidays is how hands-on they are, and Hanukkah is no exception. Including children in the celebration teaches them about their heritage while they participate in fun bonding activities. Build their excitement and get them involved through songs, games, storybooks, and special DIY holiday crafts.
Hanukkah for Toddlers
It’s never too early to introduce Hanukkah fun! For the youngest in the family, set the atmosphere with cozy Hanukkah Footie Onesie. Then surprise them with My Soft Menorah Set. This plush Menorah is perfect for cuddling and has removable candles for tiny tots to practice their counting and motor skills. Finally, for toddlers who want to be just like their older siblings, consider getting a Hanukkah Tablet that plays five different Hanukkah songs!
Hanukkah for Young Kids
Hanukkah Crafts make great family activities with young children. Colorful crafting activities, like the DYO Hanukkah Wood Craft Kit and the Create Your Own Wood Menorah, let each member of the family participate at their own level while creating lifelong holiday memories.
While the kids are hard at work, you can also read to them a favorite Hanukkah book, like All About Hanukkah by Madeline Wikler and Judyth Saypol Groner. Enjoy the timeless tale of the Maccabees and discuss the historical lessons kids can continue to apply to this day.
Hanukkah for Preteens
Looking to engage the preteen who seems to have it all? Look no further. Judaica.com has awesome Hanukkah toys that are bound to supply hours of holiday entertainment. Liven up your preteen’s holiday with a Dreidel Launcher that will breathe new life in the traditional Hanukkah game, or start a dance party with Judah Maccabot, the Hanukkah robot.
Have a preteen who’s hard to shop for? Don’t despair; get them involved by having them plan the party. Let them design the menu, and then browse through Judaica.com’s Hanukkah Decorations and Treats for the perfect Hanukkah celebration!