Potato latkes are synonymous with Hanukkah. The golden potato pancakes are fried in oil to commemorate the day's worth of oil that lasted for eight nights. But cooking the latkes is pretty dangerous for kids, with the sharp graters and hot oil. So why not have your lil one help with the latkes' famous accompaniment, the applesauce. Children of all ages love apples, and cooking them down is always a fun activity.