Thanksgivukkah

In 5774/2013, the coincidence of Hanukkah and Thanksgiving falling on the same day creates an opportunity to look at giving thanks from a Jewish perspective. All Americans are thankful on Thanksgiving and Jews are thankful on Hanukkah for the miracle of the oil burning for eight nights. Below are examples of stories and activities for this once in a lifetime double holiday celebration.

What do I think about when I am thankful?

What is Thankful?

A social story explaining what it means to be thankful, offering examples of things we could be thankful for.

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Who do we thank?

Saying Thank You to God

A social story connecting being thankful with saying blessings to show that we appreciate what God does in the world, and for us in particular.

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What goes into the blank spot?

Thanksgiving Mad Libs

Fill in the blanks with your own words or with the choices provided to create a funny version of the Thanksgiving story. There is an option to either write in the words or cut and paste. An explanation of why it is funny to choose incorrect words is included.

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Thanksgivukkah Bingo Card

Thanksgivukkah Bingo

An activity that can be played at the Thanksgiving/Hanukkah table. Put items representing both holidays around the table. Give each person a different bingo board and have them cross off the objects that they see on the table. The first person to cross off five in any direction wins!

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Fill in the blank!

Hanukkah Story Mad Lib

Fill in the blanks with your own words or withthe choices provided for a funny version fo the Hanukkah story. There is an option to either write in the words or cut and paste them. An explanation of why it is funny to choose incorrect words is included.

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Chanukah blessings with picture symbols