Hanukkah Dreidle & Candle Sensory Bin

Dreidles and candles are a big part of Hanukkah. We always have fun exploring them in different ways. A few years ago we did a Hanukkah sensory bin and had so much fun. Last year we made that same one again. This year we wanted to do something different. So we decided to have some fun with dreidles and candles.

Hanukkah Dreidle & Candle Sensory Bin - 3Dinosaurs.com

We pulled out all the dreidles that we had of every shape ans size that we had. They had fun pulling them all out. We had a lot of fun exploring the meaning of the candles and the dreidles.

What you need: dreidels, candles (44 of them), coins, blue glass gems
and mini menorah.

Hanukkah Dreidle & Candle Sensory Bin - 3Dinosaurs.com

The first she did was pull out and count all the dreidles! She wanted to see how many we had in the bin. She lined them up in 5 in a row. We counted that there were 23 in the bin.

Hanukkah Dreidle & Candle Sensory Bin - 3Dinosaurs.com

She then sorting them by color and we talked about what color had the most and what color had the least amount. We made a pattern with the blue dreidles.

Hanukkah Dreidle & Candle Sensory Bin - 3Dinosaurs.com

Next she pulled out the candles. She was counting them. We laid them out in a pattern by the number of candles we would use to count the days. We did not count the shamash candles for each day. After we counted out to 8 days we counted the left over candles that added up to 8 for the shamash.

Hanukkah Dreidle & Candle Sensory Bin - 3Dinosaurs.com

Then we had fun playing the dreidle game. I challenged her to try spinning two dreidles at the same time.

Hanukkah Dreidle & Candle Sensory Bin - 3Dinosaurs.com

Check out these other Hanukkah activities:

Check out all the Hanukkah Printables & Activities on 3 Dinosaurs.

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About Cassie

Cassie is a mom of three stomping, romping, and roaring girls. She blogs about fun art and craft activities and printables she makes. She includes the odd review of products every now and then. She also blogs about the places that she has taken the girls called trip reviews. She has a few free printable pack for kids ages 2 to 8 and always adding more. She loves to get comments and feedback and always looking for new things to try or do with her girls.
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23 Responses to Hanukkah Dreidle & Candle Sensory Bin

  1. Jodi says:

    That’s pretty neat! We’ve never done sensory bins, but I have been hearing a lot about them recently, and am interested in learning more about them.

  2. Sharla Orren says:

    What a fun idea! I really miss my children being of the “sensory bin” age. That was one of my favorite activities to do. I do have friends that are starting to home preschool and I will share this activity with them.

    • Cassie says:

      I missed it for my oldest who is 9 but I find her playing with the sensory bins as much as her sisters do. They pull them out and find out some pretend play with them. I have made sensory bins with her sight words to practice.

  3. Brandi says:

    How fun! Great sensory tub!

  4. Tomika B says:

    I love sensory activities. This is a great and creative idea.

  5. Angela says:

    What a great idea! Games are always such a fun part of Hanukkah celebrations!

  6. shelah says:

    I am going to do this for our Hannukah party!

  7. Diana says:

    What fun!!! Hanukkah activities and ideas are sometimes difficult to find. You have some super ones! Thank you!

  8. Mitzi says:

    I love this idea– this one takes the sensory bin to a whole new level. I’m seeing tons of ways to use it with hours of learning fun 🙂

    • Cassie says:

      I love making them hands on learning when I can. I see them pull stuff out and do their own learning as well when they play with it hours later.

  9. I love the sensory experience for exploring all the symbols of the holiday.

  10. You own a lot of fun dreidels!

    • Cassie says:

      Thanks we have slowly gathered them over the years. That is not all we have. last year we did a challenge with all of us to see how many dreidles we could get going at one time.

  11. Crystal & Co says:

    You create the COOLEST sensory bins!

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