NEW Hanukkah Songs and more for children


ORIGINAL SONGS FOR HANUKKAH BY SYLVIA ROUSS

 

JUDAH MACCABEE

(Sing to Frere Jacque)

 

Judah Maccabee, Judah Maccabee,

Big and strong, big and strong

He was so very brave,

The temple he did save.

Long ago, long ago.

 

HANNUKAH, OH WHAT FUN!

(Sing to This Old Man)

 

Hanukkah, oh what fun!

Spin your dreidles everyone.

Twirling dreidles at your feet.

Hanukkah just can’t be beat.

 

Hanukkah, oh what fun!

Chocolate gelt for everyone.

Peel the foil and eat the treat.

Hanukkah just can’t be beat.

 

Hanukkah, oh what fun!

Have some Latkes everyone.

Latkes are so good to eat.

Hanukkah just can’t be beat.

 

Hanukkah, oh what fun!

March like Maccabees everyone.

Hear the sound of marching feet.

Hanukkah just can’t be beat.

 

Hanukkah, oh what fun!

Light the candles everyone.

See the flames and feel the heat,

Hanukkah just can’t be beat.

 

LATKES

(Sing to London Bridge)

 

Put some latkes on my plate,

On my plate, on my plate.

Put some latkes on my plate.

I can’t wa-it!

 

I’M A LITTLE DREIDLE

(Sing to I’m a Little Teapot)

 

I’m a little dreidle, short and stout,

Hold my handle and spin me about.

When I get tired watch me drop,

I fall to the floor and then I stop.

HANUKKAH RECIPES

Latkes

3 cups cubed unpeeled potatoes

2 eggs

1 small onion quartered

1 tsp. salt

3 Tbs. flour

¼ cup milk

Place eggs, onion, salt, flour, milk, and ½ cup potato cubes in a blender. Cover and blend on medium speed for 5 seconds. Add remaining potatoes and blend another 10 seconds. Fry in hot oil until brown on both sides. Serve with sour cream or applesauce.

Candy Dreidles

Marshmallows

Chocolate kisses (unwrapped)

Frosting

Licorice sticks

Spread frosting on flat side of marshmallow and attach chocolate kiss. Cut a piece of licorice and attach to other flat side for a handle.

LEARNING GAMES

  1. Patterning- Create a variety of patterns using real dreidles and candles. Ask children to reproduce the pattern.
  2. Color Match – Use real dreidles and match their colors to real candles.