Hanukkah Dreidle & Candle Sensory Bin

Dreidles and candles are a big part of Hanukkah. We always have fun exploring them in different ways. A few years ago we did a Hanukkah sensory bin and had so much fun. Last year we made that same one again. This year we wanted to do something different. So we decided to have some fun with dreidles and candles.

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We pulled out all the dreidles that we had of every shape ans size that we had. They had fun pulling them all out. We had a lot of fun exploring the meaning of the candles and the dreidles.

What you need: dreidels, candles (44 of them), coins, blue glass gems
and mini menorah.

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The first she did was pull out and count all the dreidles! She wanted to see how many we had in the bin. She lined them up in 5 in a row. We counted that there were 23 in the bin.

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She then sorting them by color and we talked about what color had the most and what color had the least amount. We made a pattern with the blue dreidles.

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Next she pulled out the candles. She was counting them. We laid them out in a pattern by the number of candles we would use to count the days. We did not count the shamash candles for each day. After we counted out to 8 days we counted the left over candles that added up to 8 for the shamash.

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Then we had fun playing the dreidle game. I challenged her to try spinning two dreidles at the same time.

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Check out these other Hanukkah activities:

Check out all the Hanukkah Printables & Activities on 3 Dinosaurs.

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Free Nativity Theme Prewriting Printable

Christmas is almost here and I love the Nativity and someone asked if I was doing more this year. I had not put any extras out for it in a while so I thought I would this year. This prewriting is a start. I love prewriting and that it gives us so much that we can do.

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This set of prewriting printables matches up to the Nativity Pack 2. This is a great addition for those younger kids that are still working on prewriting.

Prewriting does not have to be boring. Be sure to change up the tools you use with your writing practice. Try using q-tips , triangular crayons or pip-squeaks markers. We have fun changing how we do the activities and so should you! You could always just put stickers on the lines.

Don’t forget about just using them for cutting practice. My girls love to practice cutting with the pages. If they struggle with the paper being floppy print them on cards stock to help.

What you will find in these Nativity Theme Prewriting Printables:

  • Single thin dashed lined 14 pages
  • Thick solid line 7 pages
  • Thick line dashed 7 pages
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Check out these fun Nativity books to read:

If you are looking for other Christmas printables check out the other packs on 3 Dinosaurs:

Round up of Christmas Printables from 3 Dinosaurs

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FREE Nativity Acrostic Poems

My next printable is out for Free Homeschool Deals! This time we have a Nativity Acrostic Poem.

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This set of acrostic poems matches up perfectly with my Nativity Pack 2. They have the same images and it makes it tons to use them wit the pack.

What will you find in these printables:

  • 10 pages of activities
  • Words: baby Jesus, Mary, Joseph, Donkey, Sheep, Shepherd, Angel, Star, Stable, Wise Men

Looking for Nativity themed books and items check these out:

Also looking for nativity themed activities or printables check these out:

If you are looking for other Christmas printables check out the other packs on 3 Dinosaurs:

Round up of Christmas Printables from 3 Dinosaurs

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