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: The Fun Menorah Project That’ll Occupy Kids of All Ages. 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.)

  • 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.

 

The Fun Menorah Project That’ll Occupy Kids of All Ages. 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.)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.”

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Renee Muller
Stylist Renee Muller is a trailblazer in the food and lifestyle styling industry. Her magnum opus, the “Our Table” cookbook, debuted on September, 2016. With her own European upbringing, she’s still getting accustomed to raising American-born kids (and the concept of takeout). You can follow her on Instagram @reneemullerstyling or view her work on her website www.reneemuller.com.

1 COMMENT

  1. this activity was such a hit at our chanukah party!!
    the big kids made the activity and then played a game were they had cards and had to follow a pattern
    and the little kids were busy with it the whole night!!!!!!!!!!
    thanks for this great idea

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