Below is a collection of Chanukah lesson plans, interactive tools, and articles created by The Lookstein Center staff or contributed to site by Jewish educators.
See a complete list of Chanukah classroom activity ideas here.
Chanukah Instructional Materials
Chanukah Mystery Webquest for grades 3-5 by The Lookstein Center
Chanukah Scavenger Hunt Lesson for grades 3-6 by Debbie Shohat
Chanukah Scavenger Hunt Lesson for grades 7-8 by Debbie Shohat
Chanukah Word Search with Hebrew vocabulary by The Lookstein Center
Chanukah Word Search with English vocabulary by The Lookstein Center
Chanukah SMART Board lessons by Legacy Heritage Foundation
Light up Africa lesson plan by Jewish Heart of Africa – learn about Hannukah and Israel’s role helping African communities
Classical Texts about Chanukah compiled by Amy Schneinerman
The Menorah: A Jewish Symbol, a guide for the classroom by Hadassah Levy
The Obligation of Women in Lighting Chanukah Candles (in Hebrew) by Aharon Lichtenstein
The Miracle of the Lights by Yair Kahn
Pe’ninei Torah by Chaim Jachter
Classroom Chanukah Plays
Chanukah Play by Amihai Bannett – a humorous play in which ES/MS students relay the miracle of Chanukah as a breaking news broadcast from the Torah News Network.
“The Chanukah Play” by Mike Freedman of ICTeachers– a three page play that tells the story of the Chanukah miracle.
Hanukkah, Shmanukkah! – A Reader’s Theater Script Adapted by the Story by Esme Raji Codell – a humorous, modern script that weaves together the story of Chanukah and the American dream.