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Hanukkah Word Wall Vocabulary

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 2 pages | Grades: K - 6

Celebrate the festival of lights with 28 Hanukkah-related vocabulary cards for your word wall.

Through this list of Hanukkah words, students will make language connections while learning about the rich history and holiday traditions celebrated by millions of Jewish people worldwide! 

Immerse Your Students In Holiday-Specific Vocabulary

We hope that a more expansive vocabulary inspires students to become hungry for language. As a result, your students will become thoughtful, articulate speakers and writers who can communicate their ideas effectively and with confidence. 

Our Hanukkah word wall includes words that will be immediately recognizable AND stretch your student’s language skills and vocabulary. 

Your download includes the following vocabulary words: 

  • blessing
  • candles
  • challah bread
  • Chanukah
  • community
  • dreidel
  • family
  • festival
  • gelt
  • gifts
  • Hanukkah
  • Hebrew
  • holiday
  • Jewish
  • latke
  • liberty
  • light
  • Maccabees
  • Menorah
  • miracle
  • oil
  • rededication
  • shamash
  • sundown
  • Talmud
  • Temple
  • Torah
  • tradition

Keep reading to find out how to add your own list of words.

What Else Can You Do With This Hanukkah Word Wall? 

Word walls are a fantastic way to expose students to the broader world of language. 

Check out all the ways you can present these words to your students during your English Language Arts lessons: 

🕎  Daily Oral Language and spelling word of the week exercises

🕎  Identifying phonemes—blends, digraphs, vowel teams

🕎  Counting syllables 

🕎  Recognizing parts of speech (noun types, verbs, adjectives, compound words)

🕎  Creative writing activities

🕎  Alphabetical ordering

🕎  Games like Charades, 20 Questions, Swat, etc.  

You can use your word wall before, during, and after reading with your whole class, small groups, or individualized instruction. 

Here’s how to create a fun Word Search too! 

Before You Download

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or Google Slides version of this resource.

Alternatively, you can create a custom, printable word wall:

  1. Select the type of font you would prefer from the drop-down box above.
  2. Click on the blue button and use the Teach Starter Studio to add a custom word list to the resource.
  3. Download and print your custom, themed word list.

For more information about Hanukkah, we found My Jewish Learning a helpful resource.

Looking for more ways to incorporate the celebrations of the season into your ELA lessons? We’ve got more word walls to explore:


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