Hanukkah Recipes, Crafts & Fun Activities For Your Family

Happy Hanukkah! In celebration of the Jewish eight-day festival of lights, that begins today at sundown, we put together a list of some of our favorite recipes and crafts you can make with your family.

Hanukkah Sufganiyot or jelly doughnuts are a deep-fried Israeli delicacy. They symbolize the miracle of the burning oil lamps in the ancient Holy Temple in Jerusalem. Of course, you can never go wrong with Martha Stewart, who has created a version of these yummy jelly-filled pillows are to die for!
Rachel Ray has put a twist on the traditional latke, using grated carrots in addition to potatoes. Although I do love the plain potato variety, these are Yum-O!

“Dreidel, dreidel, driedel.” One of the most beloved pastimes for children, during Hanukkah is playing with the dreidel game. This four sided spinning top is traditionally made from clay and wood, but you can also find plastic versions at your local Jewish religious supply store.

If you would rather make your own (oh so much fun!) dreidel kits can be found online for as little as $1.20 each, or you can buy them already made for $5.00 through the Dreidelmaker.

Other games and activities: