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 Source Source Material and Teacher’s Guide by David Sedley (TorahLab)

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

Chanukah Articles

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.