PJ Library's Easy Hanukkah Guide: recipes, gifts and activities for each night is a sponsored post with pjlibrary.org
With The Jewish holiday of Hanukkah just around the corner, pjlibrary.org offers a crash course in traditions for the Festival of Lights with an Easy Hanukkah Guide: recipes, gifts and activities for each night
That means eight beautiful nights celebrating the miracle of the Maccabees, lighting the menorah, and, well, figuring out what to do to build your family’s own special traditions.
PJ Library's Easy Hanukkah Guide
Whether you grew up celebrating Hanukkah or are building traditions with your own family, PJ Library has resources and books for you! Check out their latest post – a Hanukkah “cheat sheet” supplying parents and kids with story book ideas to read each night of Hanukkah, gift ideas to make or exchange, recipes to cook together including delectable latkes and sufganiyot donut holes, and more. You’ll also find a “Get Togethers” section to help you share the holiday with your friends and family!
Ans this cheat sheet of recipes is THE BEST: https://pjlibrary.org/beyond-books/pjblog/november-2019/the-easy-hanukkah-cheat-sheet-ideas-for-recipes
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Bottom line: Being a member of the J tribe during the month of December, when the glare of multi-colored lights, sparkly reindeer and the possibility of a jolly old man climbing down your chimney, leaving you with more brightly wrapped presents than your heart can handle– well it can send the littlest members of the tribe over the brink.
Instead of trying to compete head to pjlibrary.org to kickstart all the hanukkah fun with your brood! Create your own family tradition of decorating your house. Just let them go gaga creating dioramas, figures, just about anything that has to do with the story of Hanukkah and anything that will take their minds off mistletoe and a manger scene.
Remind your kids that the beauty of this world is that we live in a time and place where each and every one of us can take pride in our religion and customs. In other words they should not feel jealous of their Christian friends, rather they should feel grateful that we live in a society where a Star of David and a baby Jesus can co-exist and both can bring joy and beauty to a neighborhood in their own individual ways.
And of course there are always PRESENTS!!! That's right I am NOT above using the fact that there are eight days of Chanukah -which means EIGHT days of presents to help you remind your kiddo that being a Jew can also be pretty darn sparkling and magical too!