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Hanukkah

This section contains free worksheets, flashcards, online activities and other educational resources to support teaching and learning about the Jewish festival of Hanukkah in Early Years, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.

Summary

Hanukkah is a Jewish festival of lights which takes place at the beginning of December and lasts for 8 days. It celebrates the recapture and rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem by Judas Maccabaeus in 164 BC. Legend has it that once the Temple had been reclaimed a lamp was lit for its rededication. The lamp miraculously burned for 8 days despite only having enough sacramental oil for one. To commemorate this a lamp is lit during every night of Hanukkah and placed in an eight-branched candlestick called a menorah.

         
Hanukkah Links

Torah Tots: Chankuh  -  History, games and puzzles, colouring pages and greeting cards.
World of Hanukat  -  Child-friendly introduction to the celebration of Hanukkah. Includes stories, activites, recipes, songs and printables.
Widget Software: Hanukkah  -  Download a pack full of printable Hanukkah resources here.

Please contact us if you know of any useful Hanukkah links or if any of the links above are broken.

     
Selected Hanukkah Book

     
The Hanukkah Story

Authors:  Anita Ganeri

Synopsis:  Watercolour illustrations breathe warmth and life into the story that lies behind the Jewish festival of Hanukkah. Anita Ganeri retells the traditional story with sensitivity, drawing children into the narrative.

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     Last updated:  16th October 2006

            

First School Years - Hanukkah Resources