Hanukkah Candle Craft Lesson Plan Printable Activities for Preschool and Kindergarten

Activities Materials

Holiday Lights:
Light is meaningful in holiday celebrations in many cultures. Share some information about the Hanukkah or Chanukah holiday below. Read a related picture book, video, sing a song or read a poem.

Holiday information:
Hanukkah (also spelled Chanukah), the Jewish Festival of Lights is celebrated for eight days and nights in late November or December. Each night the menorah (candelabrum) is lit. This commemorates an important victory over 2,000 years ago in which the Jewish people won freedom to worship their own God, and the rededication of the holy Temple in Jerusalem.

Online resource: Hanukkah at

Activity > Hanukkah Printable Candle
Review the significant symbols in the craft:
The Star of David is a symbol of the Jewish faith and the state of Israel. The coat of arms of Israel showcases a menorah surrounded by an olive branch on each side. Blue and white are Israel's flag colors.

Craft instructions >
1. Print on sturdy paper or card stock.
2. Color if applicable with the holiday colors.
3. Cut out and assemble > paste large oval to back of candle, paste flame , and Star of David.
4. Optional > Write a holiday message on the oval above the flame.

Uses for craft > Ornament, gift tag, greeting card (paste to folded paper and write greeting message inside), add to a wreath or other similar decoration.

Activity > Nursery Rhyme Adaptation (ages 18 months-5):
Twinkle, twinkle Hanukkah lights,
Feast of lights of eight good night.
Twinkle, twinkle Hanukkah light,
lasting lights on happy nights.

Other learning activities > Alphabet Letter C is for Candle >
Present letter C worksheet and mini-book program. Print the four or eight word search game with writing tracers or blank lines to practice letter C, featuring a candle.
Letter H is for Hanukkah >
Present letter H worksheet and mini-book program. Print the four or six word search game with writing tracers or blank lines to practice letter H.

Holidays Lights > Candle Theme Crafts >
There are other similar candle crafts for Christmas, Kwanzaa and St. Patrick's Day.

Hanukkah Candle Craft
hanukkah candle craft
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black & white

Review other printable materials listed in the instructions

*glues stick
*coloring and writing materials