“The Dreidel That Wouldn’t Spin” by Martha Seif Simpson and Make a Dreidel Craft

Weekly Trip to the Library

The Dreidel that Wouldn’t Spin: A Toyshop Tale of Hanukkah is a folklore-inspired tale. In this story, a magical dreidel just won’t spin for greedy, spoiled children. The shopkeeper wonders: will it spin for another child ā€” one who carries the true spirit of Hanukkah in his heart? The Dreidel that Wouldn’t Spin includes a useful appendix that explains Hanukkah, and how to play the dreidel game.

The Dreidel that Wouldn’t Spin is a lovely book choice for those wishing to circumvent the more commercial aspects of the holiday. The moral of this story: the miracle of Hanukkah cannot be bought.

After reading The Dreidel that Wouldn’t Spin have the kids make their own dreidel and play the game with them. Just buy this Craft-A-Dreidel kit for the kids to make their own dreidels.

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