Hanukkah Harry's Gifts

He's a friendly bearded man in long robes who bears gifts
Supplies
1 fake beard (optional)
1 blue robe with many pockets
An assortment of silly trinkets and gifts
1 adult with a great sense of humor
Setup

1. Load up Hanukkah Harry's robe with little trinkets: candy coins, tops, little balls, packs of crayons, puzzles, etc.
2. Have Hanukkah Harry dress with a fake beard (optional) and robe.
3. Have Hanukkah Harry in a place where he is easily accessible to all.

How to Play

1. Have Hanukkah Harry circulate around the room, or stand in one place where children can find him.
2. As children approach have Harry ask them to tell him a joke, do a little performance, or sing a little song.
3. Harry will then give a gift from one of his pockets, according to how he rates the performance.

Tips

1. Make sure that Harry is fun, friendly, and non-threatening. Harry should be warm and inviting.
2. Everyone should get a prize... even if the jokes are bad!

Stats
Activity Length
15 - 30 minutes
Age
Toddler
Preschool
School-age
Tween
Competitiveness
Non-competitive (cooperative)
Difficulty
Easy peasy (fun and simple)
Indoor/Outdoor
Either
Mess Factor
Clean and tidy
Noise Level
Quiet
Number of Players
3 to 4
5 to 10
10 to 20
Prep Time
10 - 20 minutes
Space Needed
Small (a clearable open space the size of a 1-car garage)
Team Division
Every man for himself (individual players)