Growing up in a small suburban town with a fairly large Jewish population, I had the opportunity to learn a bit about some other customs. In school, it was not uncommon to sing the dreidel song, play dreidel, and learn about the menorah. Sadly, political correctness has all but eliminated these types of learning opportunities for my children.
My ten year old has always loved dreidels. Even though we don’t celebrate Hanukkah, it’s not uncommon to find him playing dreidel during the holiday season.
Oh dreidel, dreidel, dreidel, I made it out of clay.
When it’s dry and ready, dreidel I will play!
If you can’t find one in a local store and don’t have the time, patience, or supplies to make one from clay, Enchanted Learning has a paper dreidel that you can make. Have fun!
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