Hanukkah Fun: The Dreidel Game Subject: Arts & Humanities Grade: K-2, 3-5, 6-8 Brief Description Students create dreidels, traditional Hanukkah toys, from common materials and play the dreidel game! Objectives Students learn about the history of the dreidel. follow directions to create dreidels from common materials. follow the rules to play the dreidel game. Keywords December, holiday, Hanukkah, Chanukah, dreidel, tradition, custom, game Materials Needed Computer(s) with Internet access or printouts of resources in the Lesson section below. See specific resources in Lesson section for other possible materials. Lesson Plan Begin the lesson by discussing the history of Hanukkah and the dreidel, using information from teacher-selected resources or from Torah Tots. Tell students that they will create their own dreidels and learn to play the dreidel game. Print directions for making paper dreidels; directions are available online at Chanukah On the Net -- Dreidel Pattern. You also might let students make dreidels from milk cartons or boxes, following the directions at Hanukkah Crafts & Recipes: Dreidels. After students create their dreidels, have students learn the rules for the dreidel game, using teacher-selected resources or printouts from one of the following sites. Chanukah On the Net -- The Dreidel Organize students into small groups to play the dreidel game. Assessment Evaluate students' ability to follow directions in creating dreidels and playing the dreidel game. Lesson Plan Source Education World Submitted By Lois Lewis National Standards Language Arts:NL-ENG.K-12.1NL-ENG.K-12.2NL-ENG.K-12.9NL-ENG.K-12.12 Visual Arts:NA-VA.K-4.1NA-VA.5-8.1 Links last updated 12/08/2014
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