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Hanukkah Vocabulary Word List

This simple vocabulary word lists ties storyteller Joel's explanation about Hanukkah to our various worksheets. Most of the worksheets include picture clues to help the children learn the words.

Hanukkah vocabulary wordsWords included in the word list:

  • candle
  • dreidel
  • eight
  • festival
  • gifts
  • Hannukah
  • latke
  • light
  • Maccabees
  • menorah
  • miracle
  • sundown
  • temple
  • Torah

Ideas for using the word list:

  • use as vocabulary words for spelling practice.
  • have the children work in groups to research and discuss the meaning of the words on the word list, then create individual journals (mini dictionaries) with definitions and an example sentence for each word.
    Mini dictionary template
  • have the children chose one of the words and draw a picture inspired by that word
    Draw a Picture inspired by the word  (color template)   or   (B&W template)
  • have the children write a poem or short story using words from the word list
  • have the children categorize the words by the parts of speech. You can also add additional words that aren't part of the word list but relate to the word list words (for example, you can add "brown" to the adjectives as in 'brown basket'). The parts of speech are:
  • After reading a story, you can also have the children make their own list of words they would like to learn more about.  Having children come up with one “What in the World? Word” each time they read a story is a great way to build vocabulary.
    "What in the World" words template

Word list template:

Word list template                color   or   B&W


Printable version for these instructions