Our kids are so excited to light their candles in a few brief hours. Our five year-old has informed me that, “Five years old is definitely old enough to light your own chanukiah WITHOUT help, Mommy!”
We shall see about that.
On tap tonight after the possibly-unassisted-candle lighting is a quick photo shoot with the Kansas City Star. (How fun! We were interviewed for an article about “frugal Chanukah celebrations” — KC people, check your Saturday papers. Thanks, Tamara!)
Then I will fry up the latkes for dinner. I’m still debating — straight up potato or sweet potato/white potato/zucchini combination?!
We will probably open a few gifts from the grandparents, too, and maybe even enjoy a round or two of sivivon.
Speaking of dreidels… leave it to Martha Stewart to come up with THE CUTEST edible dreidels I’ve ever seen. (Have I seen other edible dreidels?!) Get the recipe here. I think that even I, the un-crafty mom, might try these with my kids this week.
If you’re looking for more Chanukah crafts and activities, here’s a quick round-up:
- Love these Chanukah stained glass windows from Matzo Ball Soup — My boys made these in gan in Israel. Fond memories! (And I swear I didn’t steal her pomegranate in the header!)
- From coloring sheets to online games to recipes and crafts, Tzivos Hashem has a great Chanukah page. I’m thinking some coloring sheets might be the right speed for me — those Martha dreidels might be as much craftiness as I can handle.
- And, um, ehem, you can always check out my guest post over at A Mother in Israel with a round-up of frugal and fun Chanukah crafts
Happy Chanukah, dear readers! May the light from your chanukiot illuminate our world more brightly than ever.