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The Chanukkah Guest

Last updated Sunday, October 23, 2005

Author: Eric Kimmel
Date of Publication:
Grade Level: 4th    (GLCs: Click here for grade level guidelines.)
Date(s) Used: Dec. 2001, Dec. 2000

Synopsis: On the first night of Chanukkah, Old Bear wanders into Bubba Brayna's house and receives a delicious helping of potato latkes when she mistakes him for the rabbi.

Discussion topics: To be posted soon ...

Craft ideas:
•  Draw or write the story from the bear's point of view, or draw his head, and draw what he was thinking inside.
•  Learn the dreidel game, and play!
•  What would have happened if a different animal visited? Write or draw that story.

*Note: These craft ideas are just suggestions. You can use them, but you don’t have to use them. You can expand upon them, or add your own twist. Remember, though, that the focus of your time should not be on the development and execution of a craft; the focus should be on the read-aloud and the enjoyment of the book!