I found a wonderful family study guide at Torah Family called
These are some of the games we will be playing during Hanukkah
Old Antiochus...the Madman ~ This is a card game that is played like 'Old Maid' and the Madman Antiochus card is the card you don't want to end up with...I had to make our own cards for this. These cards can also be used for a match up game the ol 'concentration' game.
Hanukkah Bingo ~ again I had to create our own cards and it's played just like bingo
Hot Dreidel ~ everyone lines up in a circle, turn on the music, and pass the Dreidel. When the music stops whoever is holding the dreidel is out but before they leave they must give a fact about Hanukkah...it's played just like Hot Potato
Pin the shield on Judah~ again played just like Pin the tail on the donkey
Treasure Hunt ~ this game can be found on Torah Family
Scavenger hunt ~ the children have to find eight items
Dreidel bean bag toss ~ toss the bean bag on to the menorah each candle stick has points the one with the most points wins
Hanukkah History Game~ I made this with a program similar to Publisher
it's a board game about the history of Hanukkah. Heres a pic of it:
I'm also making a couple of party favors: A Dreidel gift box I don't remember where I found the pattern if I come across it again I'll post the site.
in pretty tissue paper, stuff it through the paper roll tie of the ends with
pretty ribbon, and then well you really should do this
first, cover the roll with silk or pretty paper
decorate it with beads, pearls, ribbons, or anything
else that will make it pretty.
We have a special dinner on the first and last night
so this is when I'll lay out the party favors,
one at each plate setting.
Each night this week and the following until Hanukkah
we are ROL
The story of the first Hanukkah
by Miriam Chaikin
This is a ROL we do every year, the girls love it! It's
a fictional based on true facts. The main
characters ate two young girls, my girls can really relate to them. One is
keeping a record of all the events
that are taking place during the rule of Antiochus the madman. We enjoy
the book greatly.
Here are some pics of the girls make the dreildel party favors:
Well that's our plans for Hanukkah...
Hope you have a Blessed and Joyful Celebration!