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How to Play: Hanukkah Gift Wrapping Game

Try wrapping these gifts with your hands tied! Credit: Patrick Norman, Corbis
What you need: Rope, boxes, wrapping paper and ribbon. How to play: Pair players up and bind their adjoining hands together. The rules: With their free hands, pai...

How to Play: Pass the Dreidel

"Pass one dreidel round and round." Credit: AFP/Getty Images
What you need: Several dreidels, about five or six. How to play: Get the children to sit in a circle. Give one dreidel to a child and sing the song below. The child who is holding th...
This game is just for fun!

How to Play: Hanukkah Water Game

Fill up the water cups. Credit: Getty Images
What you need: Four chairs, two bowls, two spoons and two glasses. How to play: This game pits two players against each other, but you can play as many rounds as you have people and pit the winners ...
All you need is four chairs, two bowls, two spoons and two glasses.

How to Play: Hanukkah Toe Game

Use your toes to move the walnuts. Credit: Corbis
What you need: 20 unshelled walnuts and four plates. How to play: This game pits two players against each other, but you can play as many rounds as you have people and pit the winners against e...
Use your toes to move the walnuts!

How to Play: Pass the Hanukkah Hat

Pass the hat in this Hanukkah game. Credit: Getty Images
What you need: You need two hats. How to play: Divide players into two teams. Each team sits in a circle. The object of the game is to pass the hat around the circle, from head to head....

How to Play: Hanukkah Gelt Coin Drop

Get your gelt to the bowl first. Credit: Getty Images
What you need: Four bowls, chocolate gelt coins and toothpicks. How to play: Divide players into two teams. Each team will have a bowl filled with chocolate coins at one end of the room and...
Can you move all the gelt first?

How to Play: Hanukkah Corners

Don't get caught in the wrong corner. Credit: Getty Images
What you need: Music, a room with four corners, a hat or box and two copies of four Hanukkah-themed images, such as a dreidel, a menorah, chocolate gelt coins and an oil lamp. How to p...
Be the last one standing and win!

How to Play: Hide the Chocolate Gelt

Find the gelt and win the game! Credit: Mike Cardew/Akron Beacon Journal/MCT
What you need: You need chocolate gelt coins. How to play: Hide all of the chocolate coins around the room, or spread them out between several rooms to make it more d...
All you need is chocolate gelt!

How to Play: Hanukkah Hunt

Hide Hanukkah-related items for kids to find. Credit: Getty Images
What you need: You need Hanukkah items, such as menorahs, dreidels, chocolate gelt coins, Hanukkah cards, Hanukkah stickers, candles, etc. You also need photocopies of the items. ...
Can your team find the most hidden Hanukkah items?

How to Play: Pin the Candle on the Menorah

Make a paper menorah to play this game. Credit: Getty Images
What you need: White poster board, markers, blue and yellow construction paper, tape, scissors and a blindfold. How to play: For this variation of Pin the Tail on the Donkey, draw a ...
Get your light closest to the candle and win.

How to Play: The Dreidel Game

Dreidel, dreidel, dreidel! Credit: Getty Images
What you need: A dreidel, a pot and enough pennies to give each player 20 coins. How to play: Give each player 20 pennies. Each player puts two pennies in the pot, and then players take turns spi...
You can use pennies or chocolate gelt to play this Hanukkah game.

How to Play: Flying Donuts

A game where you get to eat donuts? We're so in. Credit: Getty Images
What you need: One mini donut for each player (it's good to have extras on hand), string and a blindfold. You also will need a time keeper and pen or pencil and paper for scor...

Hanukkah Foods: Safe or Scary?

Jelly doughnuts are just one guilty pleasure during the holidays. Credit: AnnAbulf (no), Flickr
During Hanukkah, Jewish people around the world retell and celebrate the story that one day's supply of oil miraculously lasted for eight days when ...

Inspired Hanukkah Menorahs

Lighting the Hanukkah candles is one of the oldest Jewish traditions. But, the menorah you use doesn't have to be conventional. From sea creatures to patriotic landmarks, we've found fascinating menorahs that will give this holiday tradition a fu...

Hanukkah Games for Kids

Hanukkah, from the Hebrew word for "dedication," marks the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem. According to the Talmud, there was only enough consecrated olive oil to fuel the eternal flame in the Temple for one day. However, the oil burned for ...

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