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The Best and Funniest Hanukkah Gifts for Children

Updated on December 9, 2012

Make children feel special with a few of these great Hanukkah gifts - they're funny as heck too....

When I was growing up, I was always envious of my Christian friends with their Christmas trees in their living room. I tried to talk my parents into a Hanukkah bush once but, since some Jewish folks don't believe such trees exist (they do, by the way...sniff, sniff), our living room window was sorely undecorated during the Holiday season. Oh, we had canned snow (so what...) and little Jewish stars and, of course, the Menorah to commemorate the Chanukah season, but, as a kid, I just wanted to be like the rest of the kids and have pretty lights.

So, as an adult, I now have a Hanukkah bush every year and, in fact, last year, my best friends even made a Jewish star for the top!

Anyway, I've been a mensch....I've taken my precious time to put together this Squidoo article for you (no, don't worry about me - I was glad to do it...) so that you don't drive yourself meshuge looking for the best and funniest Hanukkah gifts for children this year. All you need is a pocketful of gelt (or plastic) and a bit of time to see what I've classified as the 'best.'

These gifts aren't designed to make our Jewish children fit into the Christian world - rather, these are specifically for those of the Jewish faith. It doesn't mean you Christians can't have 'em, but we'll probably have 'em first...

Let's start off funny with this Hannukah rubber ducky

I'm personally a fan of a good sturdy rubber ducky any day of the week but, when I saw this rubber ducky decked out in his finest yarmulke and tallus, I was firmly in love. This Channukah rubber ducky is definitely on my holiday wish list.

Hanukkah Rubber Ducky
Hanukkah Rubber Ducky

Sadly, this little Jewish duck won't float upright but he does have a cool hole in his mouth to squirt water....He's still pretty funny though.

He'd only be better if he bobbed and sang: 'Dreidel, dreidel, dreidel....'

 

Dreidel, dreidel, dreidel, I made you out of clay...

I'll bet every Jewish reader who read that heading sang the song "Dreidel" to themselves - go ahead, admit it. You heard the song, didn't you. And, if you're like me, you'll hear it all day (and tomorrow) in your head...ugh.

For those of you not lucky enough to be Jewish (grin), a dreidel is a toy you spin, sort of like a top. Each side has a Hebrew letter which mean different things. Dreidel is a fun game that all of the family can enjoy, It's a perfect game to invite Bubbie and Zaidie to play.

You can click this link for more information on learning to play the Dreidel game.

The Most Amazing Musical Light-Up Laser Dreidel for Chanukah/Hanuka Fun Ages 3 & Up!
The Most Amazing Musical Light-Up Laser Dreidel for Chanukah/Hanuka Fun Ages 3 & Up!

This is a Hannukah dreidle on steroids! This dreidle is nothing like the small wooden Hannukah toy we used to play with (back in the day....). I'd love to see this thing in action.

 

Rabbear! The Jewish Rabbi Plush Bear with Hat & Tallis

I know that this is the cutest little Jewish bear I've ever seen but, then again, it's the only Jewish bear I've ever seen!

Jewish Board Games for younger children

I'm going to apologize in advance here, but I just think these Jewish board games for kids are funny! I mean, really, who wouldn't want to play a rousing game of Kosherland?!

KosherlandCHECK PRICE

Torah Slides & Ladders (is that NOT funny?)CHECK PRICE

Aleph Bat Adventure board gameCHECK PRICE

Mitzvah MatchCHECK PRICE

Educational Jewish Games

A great way to learn about the Jewish tradition and heritage can be a fun way too. I love the idea of these educational Jewish games to increase knowledge about Judiasm. These games are suitable for teens to adults; I'll bet even Bubbies or Zaidies would love them!).

Teach the younger generation how to kindle the Channukah lights

This is a perfect gift for a Bubbie or Zaidie to give to a grandchild. Teach them the Sabbath prayer: 'Baruch atah Adonai..."

KidKraft Shabbat Set
KidKraft Shabbat Set

This Shabbat set includes:

Challah bread and cover

Rubber knife

Wine cup

Candlesticks

 

Mazel Tov! You've almost made it to the end!

Show your chutzpah now or forever hold your peace! I'd love to read any comments you have on my little article. Just let me know you wandered by.

Got a kvetch? - Comments welcomes and needed!

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      mariacarbonara 4 years ago

      Loving the Rabbi bear... so cool

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      MJ Martin aka Ruby H Rose 5 years ago from Washington State

      wonderful lens, great ideas, love it.

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      MJ Martin aka Ruby H Rose 5 years ago from Washington State

      wonderful lens, great ideas, love it.

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      TNM 5 years ago

      I love Kosherland!

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      Georgene Moizuk Bramlage 5 years ago from southwestern Virginia

      Thanks for a great practical lens...I wish Bonnie (or someone) had highlighted them before the first night. Of course,I could have searched for them on my own. I "love" the bear, and the idea of Kosherland...would love to actually see a copy of it opened up.

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      Aunt-Mollie 5 years ago

      These are too cute! Here in Jerusalem, the stores are already selling Crembos, the annual precursor to Hanukkah. Liked!

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      lesliesinclair 5 years ago

      It's nice to add fun to learning, or learning to fun, and celebration.

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      sherioz 5 years ago

      I don't know these games. Only Hanuka game I know is dreidels.

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      Joan Haines 5 years ago

      I sang the "dreidel dreidel" song too when I read that headline, and I come from the Christian tradition.

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      Peggy Hazelwood 5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      Kosherland! I love it! These are adorable Jewish gifts.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Great post Lori!! Who knew there were Jewish adult games too. Loved the article and I too wanted that Chanukah bush with the blues and whites strung across. The heck with angels when we got Hannakah Harry or Chaim(depending in the spelling) to top the bush.

      Luv ya girl

      The guy from across the street

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 5 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      I worked for a Rabbi for a period of time in my young years, got used to all these words. There was a Hebrew school attached to the Temple, and so I heard them teaching prayers and Hebrew to the children. You are undoubtedly, one of my most favorite people on Squidoo. Your sense of humor cracks me up, and I'm so happy to know you. No kvetching here, but blessings from a SquidAngel (okay, so that's not Jewish, but you know what I mean!)