Making a Menorah and learning about Hanukkah

The Jewish religion is such an integral part of history of Israel that I thought our ‘Israel week’ might be a good opportunity to explain what Hanukkah is and why Jewish people celebrate it. This BBC teach video is an excellent introduction, aimed more at primary school aged children but my preschooler enjoyed it nonetheless.

After we’d watched the video, we talked a bit about it and then decided to try and make a Menorah out of duplo. It is by no means perfect, but I thought not a bad attempt for a 4yo!


Hi! I’m Claire, stay-at-home-mum to two gorgeous boys and a lovely girl. My kids are energetic, spirited and full-of-life, and they certainly keep me on my toes. I love spending time with them and seeing them learn and experience new things – I hope that this blog will give you ideas to try out on the children in your life!

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