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Happy Hanukkah

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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:

Dreidel By Staccabees

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

Leave a comment on this post and be entered in to win a fun Hannukkah surprise. Winner will be announced at sun down. (Ok, the surprise is a BookRenter water bottle. hee hee)

Happy Hanukkah!

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