Thursday, December 10, 2009

Chanuka Left/Right Game

The Chanuka Left/Right Game

We played this game at a Chanuka party last year. Much fun was had by all. I thought it would be a good idea to share this with you all.

The rules:

Everyone sits in a circle on the floor except one person who's job it is to read out the story.  You hand each person three Chanuka chocolate coins. You tell them that if they hear the word "right" then they should pass one coin to the person on their right. Likewise, if they hear the word "left" then they should pass one coin to the person on their left. At the end of the story, the person with the most coins obviously wins.


The Chanuka Story of Family Right
It was almost time for Chanuka lighting at the home of family RIGHT. Ima RIGHT was finishing the Sufganiot (jam doughnuts) frying. Aba RIGHT, Shoshana RIGHT, and Boaz RIGHT returned from their last-minute Chanuka errands. "There's not much LEFT to be done," said Aba RIGHT as he came into the kitchen enjoying the wonderful smells LEFT by the sufganiot. "Did you leave the chocolate coins where I told you?" asked Ima RIGHT. "I LEFT them RIGHT where you told me to," said Aba RIGHT. "I'm glad my shopping is done," said Aba RIGHT. "I don't have any money LEFT." The telephone rang, and Shoshana RIGHT LEFT to answer it. She rushed back and told the family "Aunty Esther RIGHT LEFT some fresh Latkas for us RIGHT on Safta RIGHT's door step. I'll go over there RIGHT away and get them." she said as she LEFT in a rush. Boaz RIGHT LEFT the kitchen and admired his new Chanukia with real shemen ziyit (olive oil). He pretended to be a soldier marching up and down shouting LEFT RIGHT, LEFT RIGHT, RIGHT LEFT. By the time Shoshana RIGHT returned, Ima RIGHT, Aba RIGHT, and Boaz RIGHT had begun lighting their Chanukiot. The entire RIGHT family sang Moat Tzur when they'd all finished lighting. Then they LEFT to grab some hot sufganiot. The jam dripped out, RIGHT down Boaz's jumper. HE looked inside his sufgania and found just a little jam LEFT inside. Family RIGHT then played with their dreidals. Aba RIGHT span his dreidal to the LEFT. Ima RIGHT also span to the LEFT. Shoshana RIGHT span to the RIGHT but poor little Boaz RIGHT couldn't spin his dreidal either to the LEFT or the RIGHT. Now that I've got you in a RIGHT mess I wonder how many coins are LEFT in each person's hands?, because that's all that's LEFT of our story..... Except to wish you Chanuka Samayach....Isn't that RIGHT?
And lastly, some Chanuka photos to get you in the mood... CHANUKA SAMAYACH !!!


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