Winter Celebration - Celebrating Hanukkah

Hanukkah is a Jewish celebration, but anyone can find meaning in the holiday. First, watch the video to learn more about Hanukkah's origins and how it's observed today. Then, print off the Hanukkah words search to do as a family and to continue the conversation. Then, celebrate the Festival of Lights by making luminaries to display outside your home.

Print the Hanukkah Word Search

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Festival of Lights Luminaries


  • Mason jars or other glass jars. I’m using old jars from peanut butter and spaghetti sauce – just make sure you wash them out!
  • Craft paper or a paper bag. The paper should be opaque so that the light doesn’t come through.
  • Tape or glue
  • Pen or pencil
  • Scissors
  • Candles or battery powered tea light candles. Adult supervision required for candles!


  1. Trace a Star of David or other winter design onto your paper
  2. Cut out the star
  3. Tape or glue to your mason jars
  4. Set jars outside lining your walkway and light the candles to celebrate the first night of Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, on December 10!

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