Dreidel Wall Hanging

Dreidel Wall Hanging lesson plan

Discover ancient Chanukah traditions and symbols. Use them to create a beautiful decoration for a holiday that's celebrated in many parts of the world.

  • 1.

    Research what people of the Jewish faith do to prepare for Chanukah. Why is the holiday celebrated? Find out about the special foods, gifts, games, and songs during this celebration. What symbols and colors are associated with Chanukah? Here is one way to make a wall hanging to show what you learned about this holiday.

  • 2.

    Use Crayola® Colored Pencils to draw dreidels and coins (called gelt) or other Chanukah symbols on construction paper. Cut them out with Crayola Scissors.

  • 3.

    Decorate the Chanukah symbols with Crayola Gel Markers. Accent them with Crayola Glitter Glue so they shine. Air dry flat.

  • 4.

    Use your imagination to decorate the edges of a large sheet of paper. Air dry flat.

  • 5.

    Place your Chanukah symbols inside the decorative border so they are balanced and unified. Attach symbols to your wall hanging with Crayola School Glue. Air dry flat.

  • 6.

    Glue the top edge of the banner to a cardboard roll. Air dry flat.

  • 7.

    Run ribbon through the tube. Tie in a knot. Hang your wall hanging or give it as a beautiful Chanukah gift.


  • Students learn the history of the ancient Jewish holiday called Chanukah.
  • Students recognize the symbols, foods, games, gifts, and songs of Chanukah.
  • Students create a wall hanging with symbols to celebrate Chanukah.


  • Invite a knowledgeable person to explain the history of Chanukah. Ask the person to bring objects used in the celebration, such as a menorah.
  • Create a classroom display showing a Chanukah celebration with a menorah, dreidels, and gelt.
  • Research the significance of candle lighting during Chanukah. Create a paper replica of a menorah.
  • Some children with special needs may draw more readily if they use photographs or replicas of items.