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Dreidel Card

Dreidel Card Activity

Some dreidels are for spinning, but this one is for giving! Send this dreidel card to a special friend to wish him a Happy Hanukkah. This dreidel greeting card uses just a few easy-to-find materials, and couldn't be easier to make!

What You Need:

  • Scissors
  • Small piece of construction paper
  • Metallic trim
  • 2 identical greeting card sized envelopes
  • Heavy black non-toxic marker
  • Glue stick 

What You Do:

  1. Have your child open the flaps on both envelopes.
  2. Put glue along the edges of the flaps and the sides of the envelopes, leaving the long, bottom edge of the envelopes (the one without the foldover flap) open and unglued.
  3. Invite your child to glue the 2 envelopes together with the insides facing each other. Now you have a pocket inside your dreidel!
  4. Now have her cut a 10” x ¾” dreidel strip from construction paper to make a dreidel handle.
  5. Invite your child to write “PULL” at one end of the handle, and your greeting along the face of the strip.
  6. Place the strip inside the pocket of your dreidel with the "PULL" side exposed.   
  7. With the pocket side up, draw a large Hebrew letter on one side of your card. If you need some inspiration, you can look online to see how some Hebrew letters are written.
  8. Help your child to glue metallic trim to your dreidel and handle.
  9. Give to a loved one to celebrate the holiday. Ah Freilichen Chanukah!

If your family is having people over for a holiday dinner, you can make several of these dreidel cards, one for each holiday guest. Put a special greeting inside each dreidel, and write each guest's name on a dreidel card to use as a decorative place setting.

Updated on Jul 9, 2013
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