Program Details
Craft Hanukkah Paper Dreidel Garlands

Crafting paper dreidels as garland decorations provides a simple yet meaningful way to include those who celebrate Hanukkah in the holiday spirit. The dreidel, a significant symbol in Hanukkah traditions, becomes a creative ornament using blue and white paper, staples, and ribbon. By cutting strips into one-inch widths with lengths of five, six, and seven inches, residents can assemble these ornaments, stacking and stapling them together to form the dreidel shape. These garlands, when hung around the home, not only bring festive decor but also create an inclusive and celebratory atmosphere for Jewish residents during the holiday season.

  1. Emotional Engagement: Foster a sense of inclusivity and belonging for Jewish residents.
  2. Social Engagement: Promote collaboration and crafting as a group activity.
  3. Physical Engagement: Enhance fine motor skills through cutting, stacking, and stapling.
  1. Provide blue and white paper, staples, and ribbon to residents.
  2. Instruct residents to cut paper strips into one-inch widths with lengths of five, six, and seven inches.
  3. For each ornament, use two seven-inch strips, two six-inch strips, and one five-inch strip.
  4. Stack the strips together, aligning their top edges, and staple them about an inch down, leaving room for a hole-punched ribbon handle.
  5. On the other end, bring together all the different-length strips to form the ornament's shape and secure them with another staple.
  6. Hole punch a ribbon handle for each dreidel.
  7. Hang the garlands around the home to create a festive and inclusive atmosphere.
Staffing Requirements
  • 1 staff member.
  • Additional staff/volunteers to assist participants if needed.
  • Blue and white paper.
  • Staples.
  • Ribbon.
  • Hole punch.
  • Physical Strain: Be mindful of residents' physical abilities during crafting.
  • Stapler Safety: Ensure proper use of staplers to prevent accidents.
Expected Outcomes
  1. Increased positive emotions through a sense of inclusivity.
  2. Strengthened sense of community through collaborative crafting.
  3. Improved fine motor skills through cutting, stacking, and stapling.
Program Type
Level of Care
Dimension of Wellness
Holidays, Crafts, Paper crafting, Decorating