Hanukkah

Hanukkah (or Chanukah) brings holiday fun for kids of all ages. Light the menorah, spin the dreidel, make your own latkes and more. Plus get fun ideas to make this festival of lights special for all eight nights.

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How to Explain the Hanukkah Story to Kids

The first night of Hanukkah 2020 is December 10, and this year more than any other is a great opportunity to take extra time to teach your family about the Jewish holiday that celebrates the power of light and miracles.

7 Menorah Crafts for Kids You'll Want to Keep Forever

From Legos to seashells, these menorah crafts make great keepsakes and use simple materials you probably already have on hand. Get tips for making them, plus our favorite store-bought menorahs for kids.

8 Gift Ideas for the 8 Nights of Hanukkah

Hanukkah 2020 starts on December 10. Still looking for gift ideas for kids? We rounded up eight presents that are beyond funukkah for everyone.

21 Hanukkah Songs for Kids

Fill your Hannukah music playlist with these family-friendly songs for a festive eight days and nights!

9 Totally Awesome Experience Gifts for Kids

Give experiences instead of gifts this season, and ask extended family to get on board too. Here are some great family Christmas ideas to give instead of gifts.
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4 Multiracial Families Share How They Make the Holidays Work

When the season kicks off, these multicultural families know there’s not just one way to celebrate—especially when there are so many traditions to go around!

Sweet Apple Latkes: A Fun Twist on a Classic Holiday Dish

Make traditional potato pancakes one night, but then surprise the kids with dessert for dinner at your next Hanukkah candle-lighting. 

17 Creative Ways to Celebrate Christmas AND Hanukkah

Looking for ways to celebrate both Christmas and Hanukkah? Try these tips from interfaith families to create heaps of fun in a two-for-one Chrismukkah celebration.