General Education & Teaching Tips : How to Teach Children the Meaning of Hanukkah

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hi this is Laura Turner and today I want
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to talk with you about how to teach your
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children the meaning of Hanukkah first
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of all of course you want to teach your
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children about the story of Hanukkah and
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story behind why you light the menorah
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for the eight nights of Hanukkah so
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you’re gonna of course want to know that
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story yourself that the Temple in
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Jerusalem was sacked and the oil for the
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lamp was lost and that the remaining oil
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was only enough for one day but
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miraculously lasted for eight so you can
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sort of illustrate to your kids in that
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very easy way by telling the story of
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Hanukkah and then connecting of course
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with your menorah that you’re going to
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be lighting each night and of course
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they’re going to light the menorah with
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the ninth candle each successive candle
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also a very good way for kids to learn
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about the miracle of Hanukkah is to play
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the dreidel game the letters of the
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dreidel shin-hey gimble and none and
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they can actually play this this game
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and the letters translate to mean a
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great miracle happened there
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so that your kids will sort of
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unknowingly in some ways be playing this
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little game in honor of what actually
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happened next of course you can make a
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Hanukkah box for your kids and actually
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give them a little gift every night of
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Hanukkah so that it translates into a
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miracle you know for them that something
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nice happens every night of Hanukkah so
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that it’s not just you’re telling the
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story you’re lighting the candle it’s
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you’re telling a story you’re lying the
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candle and you’re giving them something
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that represents something miraculous at
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least you know to the kids so those are
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just some ideas for how to teach your
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children about the meaning of Hanukkah

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