[Surfnetkids: 13 Nov 2013] Hanukkah

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#1. November 13, 2013

Barbara J. Feldman

Dear Reader,

Woo hoo! It’s been more than a year since I did a giveaway, but this prize was so nice, that I just had to say yes when asked if I would like to give it away.

To celebrate the release of the animated FREE BIRDS movie (that is in theaters now), we are giving away a DVD prize pack that includes the following five animated bird movie DVDs: Surf’s Up, Chicken Run, Rio, Happy Feet, and Chicken Little. And a turkey craft box from KiwiCrate and another big prize pack of FREE BIRDS stuff.

See the entire prize, and enter right here.

Just one small print I want to mention, because I know so many of you are not state side…. this is for the U.S. only.

See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"

#2. Hanukkah

by Barbara J. Feldman

Hanukkah Printable (** for premium members only)

Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday (alternatively spelled Chanukah or Chanuka) that means “dedication” in Hebrew. It is an eight-day celebration commemorating the Jewish victory over the armies of Syria in 165 B.C.E. and the subsequent liberation and dedication of the Temple in Jerusalem. Jews celebrate by lighting a hanukkiah (sometimes called a menorah), playing dreidel, and eating latkes.

Activity Village: Hanukkah
“Over 2000 years ago, in 165 BC, the Jews in Judea rebelled against their Syrian ruler, Antiochus, because he insisted that all Jewish people must worship Greek Gods. After three hard years of fighting, the Jews defeated Antiochus and, to celebrate, they restored the Temple of Jerusalem – which had been taken over by the Syrians – and rededicated it to their God.” Visit for printable Hanukkah coloring pages, crafts, holiday writing paper, crafts, and printable puzzles.

My Jewish Learning: Hanukkah
Need help lighting the hanukkiah? There’s a silly Todd and God video that’s sure to help. “Don’t forget, Todd, always light from left to right!” There’s also ideas for family celebrations, a few history lessons, dreidel rules, and recipes. “On Hanukkah is it customary to eat foods that are either fried in oil, or made with cheese. The fried foods custom recalls the miracle of Hanukkah, which centered around oil (one cruse lasting for eight days).”

PBS Kids: Arthur: Hanukkah
The endearing characters of the Arthur book series explain Hanukkah in this five-slide short story. “Hanukkah is also called the Festival of Lights. The Frenskys like to display the Hanukkah candles in the front window so that other people can see them. Francine says that it’s nice to feel like she is a part of something big.”

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#3. Printables Club Members Also Get …

Surfnetkids Printables Club Members also get the following printables to use in the classroom, the computer lab, the school library, or to send home with students:

Hanukkah Printable
Hanukkah Wikipedia Printable

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Hanukkah Jigsaw Puzzle

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“Ultimately a genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus, but a molder of consensus.” ~~ Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929–April 4, 1968) African-American civil rights leader. Click the link for more Martin Luther King, Jr. quotes.

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