Hanukkah is the celebration of the victory of the freedom to be Jews over assimilation. The triumph of the Maccabees over the Seleucid Empire is retold and commemorated.
You and your family can pretend to be Maccabee warriors. Fight the Seleucids with homemade swords and shields.
It is traditional to celebrate the miracle of the cruse of oil by eating foods fried in olive oil. One of the most familiar Hanukkah foods is the latke, or potato pancake.
A hanukkiah is a candelabra that holds nine candles. With the right materials, you can make your own!