Dreidel Science Experiments via Birkat Chaverim

Hanukkah Eraser Fun

On yet another day out due to illness, for yet a different child, we broke out an eraser making kid for hanukkah eraser and other eraser fun.  A while back, I bought a Creatibles Eraser Kit (amazon affiliate link). We made some pre-school year erasers and bring out the kit from time to time. This is what it looks like: My oldest child wanted to make ...

Patterning a map of Israel a map done in a kindergatrten via Birkat Chaverim

Patterning a map of Israel

I saw this idea of patterning a map of Israel in a local kindergarten, but I can see doing something like this with older children as well with various techniques. Basically the teachers divided up the map into various zones and had children use different techniques to fill in the map. This is great on a number of levels. It allows for different skil ...

Kippa Marshmallows for Upshern via Birkat Chaverim

Upshern Kippa Marshmallows

I never got around to posting these- these are upshern kippa marshmallows for an upshern/chalaka. They are small half sphere marshmallows decorated with food markers (albeit food markers that were fading.) They were a big hit, for those who like marshmallows. If you do upshern/chalaka as a family minhag/custom, I highly recommend making chocolate let ...

Child made Kotel Pop Up Card

Kotel Pop-Up Card for Yom Yerushalayim

My daughter made this Kotel pop-up card in her art class this year for Yom Yerushalayim. She agreed to share it here. In the scheme of pop-up cards, it is not all that complicated a pop-up card to make. This is basically a tab style pop-up card. You can see how to make these types of pop up cards in this WikiHow post. A Little Kit? She is considering ...

Aren't these cute? Lego Penguin and Despicable Me character as part of a Lego Museum charity fundraiser for a bat mitzvah project.

Bat Mitzvah Project Idea: Lego Museum

I love this contribution by Yonit Rothner, about the Lego Museum she created for her Bat Mitzvah, for Mitzvot Unplugged. Yonit's father, Daniel is the director of Areyvut, which he contributed a piece about Areyvut's Mitzvah Clowning Program for Mitzvot Unplugged two years ago. Daniel wrote the following: "The Lego Museum was the vision of my daughte ...