Make a Menorah Light Chart
Celebrate the eight nights of Hanukkah, and help your child learn about math and graphing at the same time! Hanukkah is a time to commemorate the rescue of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. Even though the temple’s eternal flame only had enough oil to last one night, it burned bright for eight. The menorah is a traditional symbol of Hanukkah, the winter-time Jewish holiday. Each night a new candle is added, and lit, to represent the miracle of Hanukkah and the eight nights of light. Your child can brush up on her math skills by charting the length of time that each candle burns each night.