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Dec 5, 2022

The Best Hanukkah Crafts for Preschoolers

Mackenzie Lee

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As the holiday season rolls around, kick start your winter lesson plans with these Hanukkah crafts for preschoolers. These crafts are easy, fun, and educative in teaching students about new cultures.

  1. Handprint Menorah: This classic Hanukkah craft is simple and easy for even the youngest students. All you need is some paint and paper. Help your students make handprints on a piece of construction paper with both hands in the shape of a menorah. Then, they can add crayon, marker, or paint thumb prints as flames to the candles.

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  2. Dreidel Block Painting: This is the perfect Dreidel craft for your preschool. All you'll need is some white construction paper, paint in various colors, and a square stamp print. Help your students stamp blocks of their choosing on the construction paper. Once the paint is dry, outline the top and bottom of the dreidel for your preschoolers to paint in. This Hanukkah preschool activity is a good way to teach kids about shapes and incorporate holiday themes.

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  3. Hanukkah Greeting Cards: This craft is perfect for children who love to get creative with drawing and colors. Supply your students with blank cards, Hanukkah-themed stamps, stickers, and markers. Students can design their own cards however they like!

  4. Popsicle Stick Star of David: All you need is six popsicle sticks, blue paint, and glue. Help your students paint the sticks blue. Once dried, form them into two equilateral triangles. Glue the triangles together to form a star and hand from the classroom ceiling.

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  5. Yarn Wrapped Menorah: You'll need cardboard paper, popsicle sticks, yellow paper, yarn, glitter glue, and normal glue. Help your students wrap yarn around the popsicle sticks. Glue the end of the yarn to secure it. Then cut out the yellow paper into flame shapes and add glitter glue to make them look fiery. This Hanukkah craft for preschool is fun and great for kids to take home.

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  6. Paper Plate Menorah Craft: You'll need a paper plate, paints in blue and silver, scraps of construction paper, and scissors. Fold the paper plate in half and cut out a small semi-circle from the center. This will be the menorah stand. Paint the paper plate in either blue or silver. Once the paint is dry, help your students cut out flames from the construction paper and glue them onto the paper plate.

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  7. Watercolor Dreidels: You'll need a white piece of construction paper, watercolors, and scissors. Help your students paint dreidels on the construction paper with watercolors. Once the paint is dry, cut out the dreidels and hang around the classroom! This dreidel craft for preschool is a great opportunity to talk about holiday traditions and customs.

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  8. Popsicle Stick Hanukkah Decorations: These Hanukkah decorations are perfect for your classroom. You'll need popsicle sticks, paints in blue and silver, and glue. Paint the popsicle sticks in either blue or silver. Once the paint is dry, glue the popsicle sticks together in the shape of a menorah, star, or dreidel!

  9. Star of David Suncatcher: With just a few supplies, you can help your students make this beautiful Hanukkah craft for preschoolers. You'll need clear contact paper, markers, and tissue paper squares in blue and white. First, have your students draw a Star of David on the contact paper. Then, they can add tissue paper squares to fill in the star. Once they're finished, cut out the star and hang it in a window.

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  10. Cardboard Tube Menorah: You'll need a cardboard tube, paints in blue and silver, scraps of construction paper, and scissors. Paint the cardboard tube in either blue or silver. Once the paint is dry, help your students cut out flames from the construction paper and glue them onto the tube.

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These Hanukkah preschool activities will not only enhance their creativity but also teach them about the different aspects of the Jewish culture and traditions. So go ahead and try out these crafts with your students today! Check out our other holiday themed blog posts on our blog channel here!

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