Chanukah is Coming to Shorashim!

Shorashim geared up for the upcoming start of Chanukah this week with many different Chanukah themed activities.

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We did some dreidel spin art with Morah Naomi in Yetzirah.



We got a little more creative with our Chanukkah art and used not only dreidels, but נרות (nerot – candles) as well.  You can read more about the project in Morah Naomi’s post below.

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At the art table pictures of different Chanukkah scenes, from frying latkes to lighting the chanukkiah, inspired the children’s artwork.

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Over in the מטבח (mitbach – kitchen) we were frying up some latkes!

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Some Shorashimers decided to host a Chanukah picnic!  They even “cut” the latkes to make sure there were enough to serve everyone.

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In the building center we had miniature pictures of different Chanukah objects such as latkes and chanukkiot for children to include in their structures, such as in a house for a favorite stuffed animal so that he too can take part in the Chanukah traditions.

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We also found a new creative use for Wiki Sticks: to decorate a chanukkiah…

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…or to make a chanukkiah!

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We even joined Anafim for a Chanukah themed משחק (mischak – game) in which we used our bodies to make the shapes of different Chanukah items such as נרות (nerot – candles) …

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…and dreidels!  Here you can see the different stages: some are tall and spinning, some are starting to fall, and some have already fallen!

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Stay tuned to find out what other Chanukah activities we’ll get up to in Shorashim now that Chanukah is finally here!

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