It is almost Hannuka time. When I was growing up they did not have fancy dreidls like they have now. I played with wooden ones that it was spin around. The letters on the dreidl mean that a miracle happened. Instead of the oil burning for one night it burned for 8 days and that is why we light a candle each night for 8 days. Nowadays the dreidls are lasers and move around and light up and sign in Hebrew.
I wanted to help you understand about how our dreidls work. I am putting a picture of the laser one I bought for Sophie and myself to enjoy for Hannuka and also an example of one I grew up with playing.
Sophie, by the way, loves it and was very fascinated by it. She loved that it lit up and it moved around.