Festival of Lights
Martin and Sylvia’s town center holds many festive events throughout the year. During December, there are several town traditions, including a “Festival of Lights,” where the shopkeepers decorate their storefronts in lights. When Martin learns that Hanukkah is also called the Festival of Lights, he begins to discover the similarities between all the festivals and holidays that take place during this time of year. And he and Sylvia are inspired to create a festival of their very own.
Projects, Crafts, and Recipes for this Story
Sparkle Kitchen: Latkes
Hanukkah commemorates the miracle of holy oil that should have only lasted for a day, lasting for eight days—enough time for more oil to be properly made. As such, many of the foods traditionally served at Hanukkah are fried in oil. The most famous of these is potato latkes.
Sparkle Craft: Woodblock Menorah
This week's craft is a woodblock child's menorah that can be made with a few simple materials from your local craft and hardware stores.