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Beni's First Chanukah

Last updated Sunday, October 23, 2005

Author: Jane Breskin Zalben
Illustrator: Jane Breskin Zalben
Date of Publication:
Grade Level: 1st    (GLCs: Click here for grade level guidelines.)
Date(s) Used: Dec. 2001, Dec. 2000

Synopsis: On the first morning of Chanukah, Beni the bear eagerly prepares for the evening's festivities. Then he and his squirrel friends spend a wonderful evening filled with love and joy.

Discussion topics: To be posted soon ...

Craft ideas:
•  Make or bring in dreidels to play.
•  How do you celebrate your winter holiday with your family? Draw.

*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!