An image of a dreidel spinning.
How to Play the Dreidel Game 
A dreidel is a top with one Hebrew letter on each side. Together they form the initials for “Nes Gadol Haya Sham…A Great Miracle Happened There.”

The Rules:

Each player starts with the same number of m&m’s, pennies, chocolate coins etc.

  1. Each player antes up one piece of candy or coin into the kitty
  2. The first player spins the dreidel.
  3. When the dreidel stops, do what the letter tells you:
    (Nun) the spinner gets nothing.
    (Gimel) the spinner gets the whole pot.
    (Hey) the spinner gets half of the pot.
    (Shin) the spinner adds one to the pot.
  4. Go back to #1 and the second player plays, and so on!