December 8

Today's activities are Hanukkah-themed. According to World Book, Hanukkah is an annual Jewish holiday that begins in November or December and lasts for eight days. It commemorates the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem in 165 B.C.E. With your child, look up when Hanukkah takes place this year and next year.

Sing a Song

Dreidel Song

I have a little dreidel.
I made it out of clay.
And when it's dry and ready,
then dreidel I shall play.
Oh dreidel, dreidel, dreidel,
I made it out of clay.
Oh dreidel, dreidel, dreidel,
then dreidel I shall play


Hanukkah with Veronica Monica

Try This

Have your child learn about a friend by asking them questions about their family, pets, likes and dislikes.

Read a Book

Here are some book recommendations for today. Check out the picture book collection at your local library, where there are lots of books to choose from! Find nearby libraries.

  • Latke, The Lucky Dog Hanukkah by Erica S. Perl; illustrated by Shahar Kober
  • The Ninth Night of Hanukkah by Ellen Fischer; illustrations by Tiphanie Beeke
  • Queen of the Hanukkah Dosas by Pamela Ehrenberg; illustrations by Anjan Sarkar

Explore More

See the December Activity Calendar for many more fun, educational activities you and your child can do anytime!