In celebration of Hanukkah we had a friendly dreidel battle and partook in a traditional Hanukkah treat -doughnuts.
Dreidel playing is a fun Hanukkah tradition using a spinning top. We decided to play our own version- where we timed player’s spin and the longest spins won yummy chocolate coins (Hanukkah gelt).
The traditional way to play dreidel -you will need a dreidel and some coins (but you can use anything; buttons, pretzels, or other small easily counted items). All players begin by placing equal amounts into the “pot.” Than each person takes a turn spinning the dreidel.
If it lands on:
Nun– get nothing
Gimmel– take the whole pot.
Hay– take half the pot.
Shin– pay two into the pot.
For more fun Hanukkah facts and fun check out the links below:
Wikipedia has a ton of information.
Major League Dreidel Tournament: The Last Night Of Hanukkah Done Right
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