Help your children understand that a dreidel is a toy. (If possible, have one on hand to show.) Explain that it is used in a game played by children at Hanukkah, a winter Jewish holiday, and throughout the year. Then use the recipe below to let your students create their own edible dreidel snacks, which they can share together.
Give each child a chocolate candy "kiss," a marshmallow, and a pretzel stick. Have on hand a tub of ready-made vanilla cake frosting.
Place dreidels on plates then together sing this dreidel song.
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