Monday, December 6, 2021

Life of a Dreidel: Poetry Monday

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Poetry Monday's once a week.
I bet you know which day.
I don't participate every time,
But today I've come out to play.

My friends assign each week a theme,
Hanukkah's what they chose.
Now it's up to all of us,
to put our thoughts into prose.
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Life of a Dreidel
Life of a dreidel, it must be
one that's filled with joy.
Work only 8 days a year,
and more than just a toy.
Rest with my family all year long,
then for 8 days, on display.
Everyone can hardly wait,
for that Hanukkah game to play. 

Out comes the menorah,
for this festival of lights,
Dinner, of course with latkes,
and special treats on all 8 nights.

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Candy Cane Crescent Rounds

Then grab your pile of pennies,
or you can use chocolate gelt.
How much you end the game with,
your fate, by me, is dealt.

Now it's my turn, all eyes on me.
I alone will tell you all,
what you need to do this turn.
Will you win? Winner takes all.

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Nun means nothing, status quo,
but if I land on shin,
you'll lose a piece of gelt because,
shin means you put one in.
Hay's for when I'm generous,
you take half from the pot.
But if I land on gimmel,
take all, you win on the spot!
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Wait! A problem I can see,
with spin and spin and spin.
This may not be the life for me,
I'd be too dizzy to see who'd win! 
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Read more poetry, 
you're not through.
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Candy Cane Crescent Rounds       


Printable Recipe

4 oz candy canes or starlight mints
1 tube (8oz) refrigerated crescent sheet
1/3 cup mini chocolate chips
*Crush the candy canes. Set aside.
*Unroll the crescent sheet onto a piece of plastic wrap. Top with a second sheet. Using a rolling pin, roll the crescent sheet out to about a 10 X 15 rectangle, remove the top piece of plastic wrap.
*Sprinkle the crushed candy canes over the crescent sheet, press in gently. Sprinkle the mini chocolate chips over the top.
*Using the long end, rolled the filled crescent sheet up, as tightly as you can to create about a 15 inch tube. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1/2 hour. 
*Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper.
*Remove the rolled crescent sheet from the refrigerator, discard the plastic wrap and slice the dough into about 30 rounds. Place on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 12 minutes. Allow to cool completely on the parchment paper. 
*NOTE: Some of the candy will ooze out while baking. Once the rolls are cooled, you can easily just snap the excess candy off of the edges.




  1. Those look delicious, but more than that I am always fascinated with the Jewish customs. Maybe it's because my dad was German and an orphan. Maybe I'm really Jewish and just don't know it! They were here before WWII so at least I know they weren't Nazi's.

    1. I love hearing from people who are interested in the customs and beliefs of others, I'm the same way.

  2. I love the Jewish customs and beliefs! So many are closely akin to mine! Our church hosted an 'Evening in Jerusalem evening' and my family got to run the 'dreidel' tent. (May I say it--it was the most popular tent there!)
    You are so clever to put the instructions for a game into rhyme. And such a fun game. I love playing for chocolate!

    1. Add a game (especially with treats included) and a song and it's amazing how you can get people's attention (which is definitely a good thing).

  3. Thoughtful and fun. And if I could, I'd eat the cookie right off the page.

  4. And when my son was young, we played dreidel for Cheerios. How non imaginative I was! (But I still give him gelt, even into his 30's). Enjoyed your "how to play" poem. And, you have quite the collection of dreidels. I only have several. Wood, glass. Alana

    1. I don't remember ever seeing glass dreidels, I bet they're beautiful.

  5. What a fun poem! Playing only on those nights keeps the game very special.

    1. Yes it does, it's saved as part of the holiday celebration, then the dreidels are put away for another year.

  6. What a lovely-sounding recipe! I definitely can see making this one.

  7. This sounds like lots of fun ... I like poetry game rules ;) Wery vell pomed! And it sounds like a good game for children since it seems you have to be real unlucky not to win or at least keep most of your stash.

    1. Well, I've lost quite a few times, but it's still fun to play.

  8. I love learning more about different cultures and religions. Thank you for sharing! I printed out the recipe to make with my pre-k kids this week!


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