Alphabet Block Children's Menorah Activity
This children's menorah is a fun Hanukkah craft that lets your child celebrate the Festival of Lights while learning his ABCs! If your child has a set of alphabest blocks, this craft will help you turn them into a beautiful children's menorah. Kids will love seeing their toys turn into a beautiful holiday ornament! Make this children's menorah with your child, and have a Happy Hanukkah!
What You Need:
- Ten alphabet blocks (preferably wooden ones) containing the letters of the child’s name, your family's last name, or words such as 'Menorah' or 'Hanukkah'.
- Wooden base, similar to a ruler
- Nine small metal round “nuts” from the hardware store
- Candles (the thinner the better)
What You Do:
- Get started by lining up your 9 blocks so that they spell your child’s name when you look at it from the front. Again, if nine letters isn’t enough, or is too many, get creative! Put a decorative sticker on the blocks that you don’t need to use, or paint them a different color. Or if you have the space, spell out another word.
- Glue the blocks to the wooden base.
- Glue an additional block on the block in the center to serve as your Shamash. (Maybe choose the first letter of the child’s last name, or middle initial.)
- Now it’s time to make the candle holders. Simply glue the “nuts” to the top of each block.
- Now you’re ready to light it up. Place a candle in the first block for the first night of Hannukah and you’re all set to celebrate the festival of lights!