The Dreidel Game

The Dreidel Game

What You'll Need:

  • A Dreidel
  • 2 or More Players
  • 10 - 20 Pennies Per Player

How to Play:
  1. To play, have the children sit in a circle on the floor.
  2. Give an equal number of pennies to each player.
  3. Hand the dreidel to one of the children.
  4. To begin the game, each player must put a penny into the 'pot" (i.e. the center of the circle). Then, the child with the dreidel spins it on the floor.
  5. When the dreidel falls, the letter facing up determines what the spinner does next.

  6. If the pot is empty, every player must add a penny before the next player spins the dreidel.
  7. Play continues in this way around the circle until one player has all of the pennies and wins the game.

While the children play The Dreidel Game, they can sing the Dreidel Song!

I had a little dreidel,

I made it out of clay.

And when it's dry and ready,

Oh dreidel I will play!

Oh, dreidel, dreidel, dreidel

I made you out of clay.

And when you're dry and ready,

Oh dreidel I will play!

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