SHARED by: Early Learning Foundations Preschool and York Avenue Preschool

Happy Hanukkah! We have been learning all about Hanukkah at Early Learning Foundations Preschool and York Avenue Preschool this week! Read on to find fun Hanukkah crafts you can do with your child.

“Stained Glass” Dreidels

The Early Learning Foundations’ Polar Bears’ classroom made these simple, yet festive stained glass dreidels. Making dreidels are quick and easy to create.

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • Dreidel template – can be found here
  • Blue construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Wax Paper or cellophane
  • Tissue paper (yellow/blue)
  • Glue (Elmer’s or glue sticks)
  • Paint Brush (used as spreader)

WHAT YOU DO:

1. Trace dreidel template onto blue construction paper

2. Place wax paper or cellophane onto open area on dreidel

3. Cut tissue paper into small pieces

4. Put glue in a small bowl and use a paint brush to spread glue onto wax paper

5. Place tissue paper all over the wax paper until it’s fully covered

6. Enjoy your beautiful creation!

Happy Holidays from the Polar Bear Classroom!!!

Handmade Menorahs 

Ms. Rachel’s four-year-old classroom at York Avenue Preschool created handmade menorahs. This is a fun and easy way to help your children learn their shapes while also creating holiday decorations!

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 9 rectangles (candles-one slightly bigger as “helper candle”)
  • 9 circles (flames)
  • 1 large rectangles (candle holder/menorah base)
  • 1 triangle (menorah base)
  • 1 strip of velcro (soft side) to fit large rectangles
  • 9 pieces of velcro (rough side) cut up to fit candles
  • 1 large piece of construction paper to glue everything on
  • Glitter
  • Glue
  • Markers

*Shape Menorah with velcro for candle attachments

WHAT YOU DO:

1. Glue triangle and large rectangle on construction paper and a attach velcro strip.

2. Glue circles on each rectangle (add flames to candles).

3. Attach velcro to bottom of each rectangle (candle).

4. Add a candle each night of Hanukkah and put larger one in the middle.

5.  Add some flair with glitter.

6. Store extra candles with a paper clip on side of paper.

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