Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday celebrated over 8 days. Also called the Festival of Lights. The kids will love learning about this holiday with our free printable Hanukkah coloring pages.
Hanukkah changes every year and is always on the 25th day of Kislev in the Hebrew calendar. But it always occurs between the end of November and sometime in December.
As we always like to have fun holiday activities for kids in our homeschool (any excuse to pause the core curriculum!) I have shared with you some fun Hanukkah activities we will be doing.
Carry on reading to download our free Hanukka story and coloring pages.
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Printable Hanukkah Activity Sheets
The kids are going to enjoy coloring in our printable Hanukkah story.
Print out the coloring pages below, it will print out on eight full pages. Make sure to check the printer settings.
These Hanukkah coloring pages are free to print but are for personal and classroom use only. Scroll to the bottom of the post and add your email address to get the pdf file.
Printable Hanukkah Story for Kids
This free printable Hanukkah story is a great way to explain Hanukkah to kids while they have fun coloring in the Jewish images.
The story talks of the Maccabees and their fight for freedom. The first image to color in is the Israel flag as that is where the Maccabees were from. Judae is a mountainous area around the city of Jerusalem.
The Greeks wanted the Jewish people to worship their Greek Gods instead of their own God. But the Maccabees fought back and won.
You will also enjoy our Greek Gods worksheets!
The Jewish people went to light the menorah, a candle with 8 branches. But they only had enough oil to light it for 1 day. To their surprise, the oil lasted 8 days.
The miracle is celebrated every year in the Jewish faith. Where families would add and light one candle every night until all 8 are lit.
Children would play with dreidels. These are small four-sided spinning tops with a Hebrew letter on each side.
Families would get together and eat potato pancakes, called latkes, and jelly donuts called sufganiyot.
Hanukkah is celebrated for 8 days sometime in November or December. Happy Hanukkah!
Have fun with our free Hanukkah memory game printable too!
Hanukkah Activities for Kids
When the kids have had fun with our coloring pages, why not spend a bit more time having fun with Hanukkah?
I have added a mixture of games, books, and worksheets that the kids are going to love.
Hanukkah party games printable bundle with word searches, would you rather, scavenger hunt, and much more.
If you don’t already have a set of dreidels I highly recommend getting some. The kids will spend hours spinning them and they are so much fun to play with.
We love read alouds in our homeschool and the Night Before Hanukkah is our favorite for this holiday.
Hanukkah bingo – let’s play. This is a great game for kids of all ages, and perfect for school and homeschool (especially if you have multiple children.)
Matching activities with Jewish words and pictures.
Hanukkah activity placemats keep the kids entertained at the dining table.
Dreidel Craft, learn all about the history of the dreidel while creating your own.
Hanukkah project is a great school project to learn all about the Jewish holiday.
Hetty’s Hanukkah‘ is a great free way to introduce the Jewish celebration.
Tips for downloading the free files
Below you will see a large sign-up box where you need to add your name and email address, and press I NEED THIS NOW!
Within minutes you will be sent the free PDF directly to your email address, so you can print it out and start using it immediately.
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Download the free Chanukah Coloring Pages
Last Updated on 8 November 2023 by homeschoolof1