Keeping things simple is key to creating magic with your Mensch on a Bench. Check…
This list of OVER 20 family-friendly Mensch on a Bench ideas will help you get your creative Hanukkah juices flowing with G-rated ideas that your kids will love. My fave is number 17–ridiculously easy and great on a Hanukkah Shabbat. Also–New for 2020–I’ve included a special Dr. Fauci approved Covid-19 Clearance Card for the Mensch so you know it’s safe for him to visit.
EDITOR’S NOTE December 2020: Everything is different this year with the pandemic, social distancing, quarantining, and Covid-19 tests, so I’ve created a special Covid-19 Card for the Mensch this year.
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For those of you who read my last post about Mensch on a Bench, you’ll recall how I try to keep it simple.
Simplicity is key!
However, this year I want to try and shake things up a bit. Try to be a little creative. So I’ve scoured the web for my favorite Mensch on a Bench ideas. These are all family friendly (no R-rated mischievous mensch, here).
Over25 Family-Friendly “Mensch on a Bench” Ideas
Note—I found these pictures on Pinterest and the majority of them were uploaded by the user–meaning, they’re just pictures and do not link to blog posts.
#1: Roasting Marshmallows with a friend
Grab a favorite stuffed animal like the Mensch Bubbe character or like Curious George (featured here) , then grab some marshmallows and have a marshmallow roast over an unlit candle!
#2: Taking Pictures
#3: Do you wanna build a snowman? The Mensch sure does!
#4: Grab a Midnight Snack. Mensches get hungry too.
#5: Help Make Latkes
Related Post: Looking for a super easy, MESS-FREE Latke recipe? Try my fave in this latke recipe post.
#6: Play fun board games
#7: And of course, he loves to play Dreidel
#8: Or have a good ole fashioned potato sack race.
#9: Let it Snow!
#10: The Mensch loves to cook
#11: Did you know the Mensch loves to color? Also, it’s great for mindfulness.
#12: Gone Fishin
#13: Enjoying holiday cards
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#14: Playing Baseball
#15: Oops, even the Mensch gets mixed up sometimes
#16: Apparently, the Mensch is also available for weddings! Who Knew?!
#17: Sneaking Challah!
(My kids would get a real kick out of this, since they sneak challah EVERY chance they get!)
#18: Spa Day!
#19: Yoga Mensch
#20: Snowball Fight!
#21: Marshmallow Bubble Bath
#22: The Mensch loves the Elf Movie too! Look at this “nutritious” Elf-style breakfast!
Related Posts: We LOVE Elf too. Check out our easy Elf-inspired, Hanukkah Friendly decorations.
#23: Makeup Mensch
#24: Sneaking Cookies! Silly, Mensch!
And eating cookies in bed!
Related Posts: Check out these ridiculously delicious cookie recipes. You (and your mensch) will love them!
My new favorite low-fat Amaretti Snowball Cookies
#25: But he also likes to eat healthy Hanukkah snacks, because after all, he’s a good mensch.
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HI! I’m a Shana, self-proclaimed Media Mixologist, wife, and mom to two little girls. I love to mix up cocktails of crafts, recipes, wellness, family and business with just the right amount of sparkle to help you shine everyday. So, grab a glass, and let’s celebrate the cocktail of life!