This year isn’t exactly a Thanksgivvukah – but it sure is close. The first candle is Sunday night, November 28th.
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Last year, I wrote about how many of us would be seeking new ways to celebrate, without family in our homes, because of the pandemic. This year, I hope that many of us will be with family and friends. But many of us are still being careful.
Outside Scavenger Hunt
One way to get a group together with less worry is to plan outdoor Hanukkah activities, like setting up a Hanukkah scavenger hunt in your own backyard – or nearby park. This adventure would work much better in the daylight if you have younger kids.
Places to hide things include:
- Trees and shrubs from which you can hang Hanukkah symbols, like dreidels tied up with strings or lightweight gold and silver tin menorahs.
- The ground near flower beds where you can stick colorful Hanukkah candles
- Wooden bench or table in your yard to which you can tape chocolate gelt.
You could divide your group into two teams - kachol (blue) vs. lavan (white). To differentiate the teams, each person could pin a strip of blue or white crepe paper to their clothes.
Or, if your crew is older, they would love searching by flashlight. Modify the game according to the ages of the children and your space.
More Hanukkah Ideas:
Choose what works for your family - art? food? music? combo?