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Hooray for Chanukah

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - Wednesday, December 20, 2017 @ 3:30 pm

Spin the dreidel and light the Menorah! We’re celebrating Chanukah at Pretend City! Let your little ones learn about this holiday through fun activities, traditions, games, and art! We will have a full day of fun singing songs and getting in the holiday spirit!

Time: 3:30 p.m. *Unless Otherwise Noted*

*All activities are subject to change and limited to availability.

Featured activities include:

  • Tuesday, December 12:
    • Sensational Story Time (3:30pm): Runaway Dreidel > On the first night of Chanukah a lucky boy receives a shiny new dreidel, but once it starts spinning it just won’t stop! With a mind of its own, the dreidel spins quickly across the floor, out the door, and on down the street, with its excited owner and family in hot pursuit. A dreidel, dreidel craft will follow this story time.
  • Wednesday, December 13 (P.M. Activity): Menorah Lighting Event
  • Thursday, December 14 (3:30pm): Menorah Handprint Art
  • Friday, December 15 (Art Studio): Popsicle Star of David Craft
  • Saturday, December 16 (3:30pm):
    • Sensational Story Time (3:30pm): Celebrating Chanukah: Eight Nights > This story focuses on the special meaning and traditions associated with Chanukah. A Gelt Scavenger hunt will follow this story time.
  • Sunday, December 17:
    • Sensational Story Time (3:30pm): Greenberg’s Messy Hanukkah > Though it’s the first night of Hanukkah, Rachel’s family won’t really be celebrating until next week. But Rachel wants to celebrate now, so she comes up with a good idea: while her parents do errands, she’ll visit her neighbor, Mrs. Greenberg, and they can make latkes together. A Hanukkah craft will follow this story time.
  • Monday, December 18:
    • Music & Movement (3:30pm): Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel > Today we will learn the words and rhythm to this popular Chanukah song!
  • Tuesday, December 19:
    • Sensational Story Time (3:30pm): Hanukkah Moon > When Isobel is invited to Aunt Luisa’ s for Hanukkah, she’s not sure what to expect as Aunt Luisa has recently arrived from Mexico. At Aunt Luisa ‘s you will get to celebrate the Hanukkah Moon, Isobel’s father promises. A Hanukkah story with a multi-cultural focus, this title celebrates a little-known custom of the Latin-Jewish community.
  • Wednesday, December 20:
    • Music & Movement (3:30pm): Hanukkah, Hanukkah > Today we will count to eight as we sing this Celebratory Hanukkah song!

Grown-up Tip: Sing aloud and sing together! The holidays are a great time to introduce your child to songs like Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah! As children sing along, they are learning that songs are a great way to communicate and learn about different cultures.

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017 @ 3:30 pm
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 @ 3:30 pm
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Pretend City Children’s Museum
29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618 United States
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*Activities are subject to change and limited to availability.