Preschool At Home: 4 Chanukah Children’s Books

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As a dual-holiday family, we enjoy carrying on traditions with our boys. My boys have a lot of Christmas stories and just a few Chanukah ones. Even a quick search on Pinterest brings up very few Chanukah crafts and games, yet I find the search results have grown a bit more each year. Here are a few of our favorite Chanukah books and activities.

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How do Dinosaurs Say Happy Chanukah? by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague:

It's often difficult to find easy-to-read and relatable Chanukah stories for young children, so I was very excited to find the book How do Dinosaurs Say Happy Chanukah? by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague. In How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Chanukah?, the dinosaurs are tempted to peek at presents, steal dreidels, and blow out the menorah candles. Instead, the dinosaurs decide to make good choices by eating all the latkes, helping clear away the dishes, and going to sleep without a fight for eight nights.

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Chanukah Bugs: A Pop-Up Celebration by David A. Carter:

For each of the eight nights of Chanukah, another fun and colorful bug pops out of a different gift. When we read this at home, my boys love guessing what color bug is inside the box.

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Spin the Dreidel by Alexander Cooper:

This interactive board book comes with a plastic dreidel so your child can play the game as you read the book. I love that the story includes the rules of the dreidel game.

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Latkes, Latkes Good To Eat by Naomi Hyland:

This is a story about siblings that are poor and hungry. When the big sister picks up a magical pan that makes latkes on command, she tells her brothers to never use the magic pan. Of course, they can't resist trying out the pan as soon as she is away. They get into trouble when they can't seem to remember the words to make the pan stop cooking latkes.

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Preschool At Home: 4 Chanukah Children’s Books

Mindi is a working mom with three boys ages 4, 2, and an infant (born June 2013). She spent her first 8 years of her career in Speech-Language Pathology at a Children's Hospital. She currently works with adults and children in home health. The real fun for her happens when she is at home with her boys, chasing them around and pretending to be a super hero. She blogs about life as a working mom at Simply Stavish. Her weekly feature, Words in the Sand, teaches parents how to grow their child's s ... More

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