FUNabulous Festival of Lights!
Celebrations are enjoyably fun when you think of ‘uniquely different’ foods, gifts, games and ways to celebrate.
Remember, to keep your ‘uniquely differently’ loved ones/colleagues/friends in mind when planning parties. Each category and item we selected can be incorporated into any Chanukah celebration. As you peruse our suggestions, think about why each item may be appropriate and pleasing for individuals with neuro-developmental conditions. Shalom
Hanukkah Fun Word Scrabble, Printable Games, Pin the Shamah or Shield, Math Dreidel Hunt, Toe Game, A to Z Groceries, Choose a Hanukkah Partner, and many more enjoyable ideas! [http://hanukkah-fun.com/]
Jewish Source – Elite Bazooka gum, original flavor wrapped in a ‘Bazooka Joe’ comic strip written in Hebrew; dried fruits ; Stars and Draydels Sugar Cookies Pareve; 3-way chocolates/gelts, gourmet variety popcorn, grape juice/wine gift tins, to name a few… [http://www.jewishsource.com/itemdy00.asp?T1=7085&Cat=Gourmet+Kosher+Food+Itemsal].
Edible Arrangements Fruit Baskets: Star of David Festival/Party/Celebration and 8 Nights of Fruit [http://www.ediblearrangements.com/fruit-baskets].
Manischewitz Sweet Potato and Potato Pancake mixes are gluten-free!
Jewelry- Golden Menorah with Crystal Lights Fashion Pin; Western Wall City of David hinged Draydel box; and Reuge Musical Jewelry Box with Star inlay [http://www.jewishsource.com]
From Jewish Women International (formerly B’nai B’rith Women) Gluten-Free Hanukkah Cookies and Sufganiyot (Jelly Donuts)
From The Challah Connection
assortment of edible gluten-free Hanukkah gifts: chocolates, cookies, and gift baskets with sweet or savory treats
From Amanda’s Own Confections
Mail-order gluten-free, dairy-free, Kosher Hanukkah gelt.
From Jewish Food List
Gluten-Free Sufganiyot (Jelly Donuts)
Egg-free latkes from The Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef
Gluten-Free Hanukah Recipes from About.com
- Five recipes for Gluten-Free Potato Latkes from our Guide to Parenting Special Needs Children
- Gluten-Free Potato Latkes from our Guide to Food Allergies
- Gluten-Free Donuts from our Guide to Low Carb Diets
Interactive Activities Online – “Torahtots” has a fun variety of music, link cards, cassettes, LiveVideos: GIMEL! Play Spinning Dreidel online! ‘Play It Safe for Chanukah’ tips and an online Menorah lighting at 3pm/EST. Sign the guestbook! [http://www.torahtots.com/holidays/chanuka/chanuk.htm]
Mobile Devices – Enjoy Hebrew, Yiddish and mixed language (e.g. Hebrew and English) content on your J2ME cell phone. Hebrew in Hand 2.0 Beta now available for BlackBerry! [www.zigzagworld.com] Find out more about Demo Catalog, desktop apps. and how-to-vids at new web site: www.hebrewinhand.com
Audio – TorahMedia.com has online audio file versions (listed according to levels and the Hebrew year they were taught). Also, review the 3 Brachos to say when you lite the Chanukah candles on the Menorah!
Crafts – Amazing Moms says, “Add to your family’s Hanukkah celebration with these kid’s Hanukkah craft ideas, recipes, dreidel game rules and online resources.”[http://www.amazingmoms.com/htm/holiday_hanukkah.htm]
Happy Chanukah 8 day festival of Rededication!