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Checkerboard Menorah and Placemat

Checkerboard Menorah and Placemat

Item Number: PRCHK12-SH070

Date Submitted: 05/09/2014

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This clever checkerboard menorah and placemat is sure to be a winner for those checker lovers! It is a super fast project that comes out looking super great. Note: We purchased the checkerboard game at a dollar store.

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Publisher: Walder Education
Founding Director: Mrs. Rouhama Garelick
Created: Lena Prero, for Master Teachers' Masterpieces 2009


Size: 8.5x11
Language: Hebrew
Language Style: N/A
Gender: N/A
Color: Black and White
Grade(s): 3rd-5th grade
Resource Type(s): Projects
Subject(s): Chanukah
Goals and Objectives: Children will create a fun menorah and placemat as they reinforce what they learned about the Chanukah Menorah in their lessons.
Skills Developed: fine motor skills (painting, gluing), patterning, eye-hand coordination, focus on task, planning behavior, ability to follow instructions
1-8.5x11-Black and White Paper Not Laminated
(To view page sizes in PDF, hover over the bottom left corner of the page.)
Page Scaling: None (Do Not Fit to Printable Area)
Notes: Some cutting and assembly may be required.
Laminated items will require trimming.
Items larger than 11x17 inches may require a large format printer.
  • Materials for the menorah:
  • 2 - 12x1 wooden paint stirrers
  • Newspaper or tablecloth
  • Tempera paint
  • Paintbrush
  • 13 black checker pieces
  • 13 red checker pieces
  • Strong glue such as Goop Glue Use with adult supervision
  • 10 hex nuts
  • 9 washers or pennies
  • Materials for the placemat:
  • Checkerboard
  • Brachos (attached)
  • Fancy edged scissors
  • Glue stick


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