Looking for some ways to incorporate Hanukkah in the classroom or homeschool? Here are five Hanukkah math games that you can try. These games can be done independently or in pairs and make great centers activities.
Print and cut out paper Gelt pieces (one set per child or per pair of children)
Print the appropriate worksheet (addition, subtraction or multiplication (1 one paper per child)
Place the Gelt pieces number side down.
Player picks two pieces, records the numbers in the circles on the worksheet and performs the proper operation
Player then records the answer in the square.
Print one template per player
How to Play
Player spins the dreidel and records the spin with a tally in the appropriate column on the paper.
Hanukkah Word Problems
There are a variety of word problems for all different ability levels. These can make a good “what to do when you are done” activity, good for centers or even for homework!
Menorah Candles Patterns
This is a good game for younger children.
crayons or markers
Print the Menorah template (one per child)
Print the candle template (one per child)
How to Play:
Give each child a copy of the candle template.
Have him color each set of five one color (ie 5 red, 5 blue, 5 green and 5 yellow)
Have him cut out the candles
Use the candles on the menorah to create several different patterns
Have the child choose his favorite pattern and glue it onto the paper menorah and display!
Gelt or other counters (pennies, beans etc)
template with directions
Print the templates
Provide each player with about 10 pieces of Gelt or other counter.
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