The Chanukah Experience Pack

Celebrate Chanukah at home with our special Chanukah packs created together with our partners.

Whether you have the physical pack or not, you can find all the content created for each day below!

DAY 0 Intro to the experience

 

Start the Chanukah experience by printing the doughnut day tracker. After completing each day’s activity, kids will be asked to decorate one doughnut, getting to the end of Chanukah with eight tasty colourful doughnuts!

Doughnut tracker

DOUGHNUT TRACKER

DAY 1 Elephants

 

Learn about the use of war elephants in the battles between the Seleucid Empire and the people of Judea.

Inspired by the activity from the Estorik Collection of Modern Italian Art, use egg boxes to build an elephant.

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ACTIVITY INSTRUCTIONS

DAY 2 Beit Hamikdash

 

Today we are learning a little bit about the Second Temple, known as Beit Hamikdash in modern Hebrew.

Little Angel Theatre has created a menorah display activity to decorate your windows.

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ACTIVITY INSTRUCTIONS

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MENORAH TEMPLATE

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DAY 3 Hiding

 

Shh, the Greeks are close, we need to create a hiding den to have a safe space to speak..!

 

Download the instruction on how to create a den and the secret message to read once you are in hiding. 

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ACTIVITY INSTRUCTIONS

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SECRET MESSAGE

DAY 4 Maccabees

Today we are learning a little bit about the Second Temple, known as Beit Hamikdash in modern Hebrew.

Little Angel Theatre has created a shadow puppet performance activity. First follow the instructions on how to create your theatre box, then watch the video to learn how to make your puppets.

Little Angel Theatre has used the theme of a circus, but you can choose whatever theme you like, you could try and link it about the Maccabees!

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ACTIVITY INSTRUCTIONS

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PUPPET TEMPLATE

 

DAY 5 Menorah

 

On the fifth day read about the history and meaning of the  menorah and learn how to make a beautiful pleated card that will bring the menorah alive! 

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ACTIVITY INSTRUCTIONS

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PLEATED CARD INSTRUCTIONS

DAY 6 Oil

 

Why does oil play such a big part of Chanukah? Download today's activity to find out.

Using oil, the Francis Crick Institute has created a lava lamp activity. Gather the materials required and build your own! 

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ACTIVITY INSTRUCTIONS

DAY 7 Miracle

 

Read about the beautiful miracle of Chanukah and get your creative juices flowing to write your own miracle story.

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ACTIVITY INSTRUCTIONS

DAY 8 Candles

Chanukah is coming to an end, and to remember this special holiday, today we will reflect on what the past eight days have taught us.

Download the dreidel templates, to write your own reflections and make a wall hanging piece.

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ACTIVITY INSTRUCTIONS

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DREIDEL TEMPLATES

 
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