Hanukkah Dreidels the Kids Will Love
Spin that dreidel for a pot of gelt! For kids, the dreidel game is one of the high points of Hanukkah. Not only does it encourage interaction and friendly competition, but who can resist the rich chocolate reward for the winning bettor?
Here, we offer dreidels of all sorts for children of all ages, including children over the age of thirty: inflatable and plush musical dreidels for toddlers, and plastic and wooden dreidels for older kids. All dreidels are marked with the letters Nun), Gimmel, Hay, and Shin; all bets are on for a roaring good time!
Big party packs of plastic or wooden dreidels are best for large gatherings, where they can be handed out as party favors so that kids can continue the spinning games at home. A happy game of dreidel to you all — now let's start playing!
Which Dreidel Is Right for You?
Plush musical dreidels play "The Dreidel Song" when squeezed, helping young children learn the tune (you may regret this later). They're soft, baby-safe, and can be wiped clean with a moist cloth. Plush dreidels are comfort and learning toys, but not spinning toys.
Inflatable dreidels are meant to be handed out as gifts or game prizes for tots. You can't spin them, but they float.
Wooden dreidels are the most traditional. You can purchase them as singles or in packs of two to twenty-eight. These are best for older children who have the strength and coordination to make them spin.
Plastic dreidels are typically available in big party packs, or they can be fillable (details to come). They can be spun for the dreidel game, but more often they're passed out as favors.
Fillable dreidels can be stuffed with candy, nuts, raisins, and other edibles. The lucky holders of these win a tasty treat, no matter what the bet.
Dreidel launchers are a high-tech answer to the dreidel game. A spring-loaded device launches a dreidel (or several dreidels) at high speed. Launchers can quickly transform the dreidel game into a highly competitive affair! Use caution.