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