Make a Dreidel Hanukkah STEM Activity

Make a Dreidel Hanukkah STEM Activity


Integrate STEM with the Hanukkah STEM Challenge!

In order to play the game, they will need to create a dreidel using only the materials provided. Excellent activity to introduce Hanukkah to your students.

This activity helps students develop critical thinking and engineering skills. Students plan, design, and execute their own ideas. After they have completed their activity, there is time for reflection on what worked and what didn't.

Aligns with NGSS(Next Generation Science Standards).


  • Teacher Instructions for Make a Dreidel

  • Student Instructions for Make a Dreidel

  • Hanukkah STEM Journal

  • Student Planning Pages

  • Student Reflection Sheets

  • NGSS Standards

Material List:

  • Toothpicks

  • Scissors

  • Tape

  • Paper

  • Styrofoam Plates

  • Pennies

What Teachers are saying about this STEM resource!

"This was very challenging for my students. An example of a finished dreidel would have helped my students out a little more."

"My students had a great time with this activity. They loved the challenge. " -Maria K.

"Thanks this was perfect for Chanukkah!" -Maria B.

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