#95 - The Miracle of the Potato Latkes by Malka Penn

Summary: Tante Golda's potato latkes are the most delicious in all of Russia! She likes to prepare a big batch of them for all of her friends and neighbors on the first night of Hanukkah. When a drought leaves her with only one potato at holiday time, she's unable to have her traditional feast. Instead, she shares her only potato with a beggar.

Suggested Activity: Human Menorah

The children can make a human menorah by positioning themselves to resemble one. A menorah is a lamp with nine flames that is used to celebrate Hanukkah. Two children can be head-to-toe on the floor to form the base. Have nine children stand behind the base to form candles. The tallest child can stand in the middle and be the shammash. The shammash is the center candle that lights the other candles.

Curriculum Area: Gross Motor Skills (demonstrates basic locomotor skills, shows balance while moving)

Appropriate Age Group
: 4 and up