Hanukkah fun

Hanukkah Fun in Grade 3:

We have spent a few periods this week getting into the Hanukkah ruach with some French games centered around the holiday.

We had a Monday morning class with our friends from Grade 1 doing reading buddies and completing a Hanukkah packet prepared by Madame Efi. This included a word search, a vocabulary jumble, syllable work and colouring. The 3B class really enjoys the time that they spend each week with their younger friends.

On Tuesday, we split into 4 groups to play a Hanukkah challenge. We started by listening to the song La fête Hanouka by the singer Maitre Gims. The song was very catchy, but the purpose of the game was to put the lyrics of the song into the proper order. I had cut the song lyrics into 13 different puzzle pieces and the task was to try to create the fewest mistakes possible. This was a bit of a challenge, but we listened to the song two more times and each group did very well. 

The second game was a French Hanukkah Blooket Fishing Frenzy. The students had 7 minutes in order to correctly answer as many questions as possible about the holiday. 

Our third and final game was our Writer, Messenger, Editor game. There were 6 French sentences all based on Hanukkah. The goal of the game was to write the sentences with the fewest mistakes possible. Spelling mistakes, forgetting to capitalize or even missing an accent would be minus 1 point. The twist is that each player on the team has a turn being the writer, the messenger and the editor. 

Here were the sentences.


  1. Je vais à la synagogue. 
  2.  Il mange des latkes.

    3. Elle chante des chansons

   4. On allume les bougies.

5. Nous faisons des beignes. 

6. Je donne un cadeau.

We plan to continue playing similar games for all of the other Jewish holidays coming up. Wishing everyone a happy and healthy year 2024.

One Reply to “Hanukkah fun”

  1. Whoa! This looks phenomenal. What a fun way to incorporate ruach and make learning fun! I love that there are weekly opportunities to connect with younger students. The pics were a great glimpse into seeing the goings on during French!

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