Become a dreidel

Become a dreidel


2 or 3 types of dreidel or ordinary spinning tops

What should be done:

1. Hanukkah is an eight-day festive period beginning on the 25th day of the Hebrew month of Kislev, which usually falls in December (sometimes in November).

2. Tell the kids about it, what is drejdel – spinning top used during the game, played by Jewish children during Hanukkah. Show the little ones, how the drejdel works and talk to them about its rotating movement. If the kids are old enough for that, let them experiment with playing dreidel.

3. Encourage children to play spinning dreidel, by singing the following song:

I have a dreidel, I made it out of clay,
When it dries up, we'll play soon.
And dreddel, made of clay,
When it dries up, we'll play soon!


I have a dreidel, I bought it at the bazaar,
How it turns, I'll show you in a moment.
And dreddel, bought at the bazaar,
How to spin, I'll show you in a moment!

4. Children will probably like to turn around while singing the song. Repeat the fun, as long as the little ones want to.

What else can be done:
Encourage the children, to look for other toys in the room, which can spin like donuts, for example, balls or hoops. Check it out, which items spin the longest.