Be amazed. This might look simple but children aged 1 ½ – 8 will be equally entertained while building this menorah (while keeping the adults free to schmooze.)
Every year, my family gets together for a Chanukah party and somehow I end up with the job called “figure out how to entertain 30 kids with the widest range of ages known to man.” Not an easy task, to say the least. I’d prefer the job of bringing a salad and call it a day.
Well, one year, I copied my son’s Morah’s idea, and seriously struck gold. This project looks so simple, almost “nebby” if you will. But trust me, it will keep those kids happily occupied for hours. And as I said before, it works for all ages.
You will need:
- Any form of styrofoam, cut to a rectangle
- Silver foil
- Wooden skewers, 8 medium sized and 1 tall one
- Froot Loops
- Jelly beans (like Mike and Ikes)
Cover the styrofoam with foil
Insert the skewers into the styrofoam in a line forming a menorah. Have the taller one in the center, serving as a shamash.
Let the kids have fun threading the Fruit Loops
Finally, push in the jelly beans so to complete the look and serve as the “lights.”