# How do you make a paper dreidel?

All you need is a 3 inch square of thin cardboard (reusing a cereal box is perfect). Divide into equal triangles, print the Hebrew letters in the triangles and poke a short pencil through the middle. You can see above that I wrote the letters on a piece of paper first so my son could copy them. That’s it!

## How do you make a paper dreidel?

All you need is a 3 inch square of thin cardboard (reusing a cereal box is perfect). Divide into equal triangles, print the Hebrew letters in the triangles and poke a short pencil through the middle. You can see above that I wrote the letters on a piece of paper first so my son could copy them. That’s it!

## What does Shin mean on the dreidel?

On each of the dreidel’s four sides is inscribed a Hebrew letter—nun, gimel, he, and shin—which together stands for “Nes gadol haya sham,” meaning “A great miracle happened there” (in Israel, the letter pe, short for po, “here,” is often used instead of shin).

How do you play dreidel in the classroom?

The dreidel is a four-sided top with a different Hebrew letter on each side….

1. Gather friends. You can play with as few as two, but the more the merrier!
2. Ante up.
3. Take turns spinning the dreidel.
4. Pass the dreidel on to the next player.
5. Keep playing until someone wins by collecting all the tokens.

### How do you play dreidel drinking game?

Take turns spinning the dreidel, and act accordingly:

1. If נ‎ (nun) is facing up, you do nothing.
2. If ש‎ (shin) is facing up, you take a drink.
3. If ה‎ (hey) is facing up, you choose somebody else to take a drink, specifically by saying, “Hey ___, take a drink.”
4. If ג‎ (gimel) is facing up, everybody takes a drink!

### What do you need to play dreidel?

What you’ll need:

1. two or more players, ages three and up.
2. the dreidel: a four sided spinning top made of wood, plastic, or the proverbial clay.
3. something to use as tokens for ante; people traditionally use chocolate covered coins called gelt, but you could use nuts, marbles, marshmallows, you name it!

Are dreidels made out of clay?

Polymer clay comes in many bright, vivid colors and is therefore perfect for a project like this. It’s easy to make it look beautiful. These clay dreidels really do make perfect little Hanukkah gifts, a great Hanukkah party activity, or a DIY Chanukah party favor (if you have the patience to make that many).

#### What do you write on a dreidel?

The Hebrew letters inscribed on a dreidel are a Nun, Gimel, Hey or Chai, and Shin. The letters form an acronym for the Hebrew saying Nes Gadol Hayah Sham, which can be translated to “a great miracle happened there,” referring to the miracle which Hanukkah is centered around.

#### What are the sides of a dreidel?

Did you know? On each of the dreidel’s four sides is inscribed a Hebrew letter—nun, gimel, he, and shin—which together stands for “Nes gadol haya sham,” meaning “A great miracle happened there” (in Israel, the letter pe, short for po, “here,” is often used instead of shin).