DREIDEL PROJECT

 

This is a fun and easy project for children ages 7 and up. Younger children can enjoy it too with some help from their parents.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dreidel is Yiddish for "spinning top." A dreidel is a pointed, four-sided top which can be made to spin on

 

its pointed base with a Hebrew letter  printed on each of the dreidel's four sides. The letters form an acronym in Hebrew for : Nes Gadol Hayah Sham", a great miracle happened there," a reference to the Chanukah miracle that occurred in the Land of Israel. It is customary to play dreidel games on the holiday of Chanukah.

 

 

 

 

 

Here are a list of materials, instructions, and a template that you can print on card stock paper.

 

Materials:
 

  • Template 

  • Scissors

  • Glue gun

  • Card stock paper or any thick paper

  • Markers, glitter, or stickers to decorate

  • Straw (1" piece)

 

Instructions:

 

  •  Trace or photocopy the template on an 8.5x11" 

  •  Cut out the two pieces

  •  Decorate the large circle (cone) with colored markers, glitter, or stickers

  •  Decorate the small circle (top) 

  •  Cut (the radius) along the dotted line of the dreidel cone

  •  Slide the larger part of the dreidel until you reach the mark

  •  Glue 

  •  Fold the tabs of the small circle 

  •  Cover the open end of your cone with the small circle

  •  Glue the tabs on the outside of the cone

  •  Glue the straw in the center of the dreidel top

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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