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50th anniversary Crafting Jerusalem

23 May

Yaakov Agam Heart Installation Rechavia

We are alive with all the excitement of the 50 anniversary celebrations around here as well as just returning to some normalcy given all the street closures due to President Trump’s visit. Thank G-d for kind parents, although the school bus was canceled multiple times this week, my daughter still made it to school (and […]

Marshmallow flag project

2 May

Marshmallow flag and other stuff for Yom Haatzmaut via Birkat Chaverim

Yesterday my daughter shared her Yom Haatzmaut pop up card project, today my son wanted to share his. His gan had a falafel day for Yom Haatzmaut. They each received an identity card with picture and information about themselves, a flag and a cute map with stickers. The map came from Hemed, which provides educational […]

Yom Haatzmaut Pop Up Card

1 May

Pop up card design for Yom Haatzmaut via Birkat Chaverim

Presenting my daughter’s Yom Haatzmaut Pop Up card design. My daughter’s school emphasizes the contribution that each student can make in the school. One of the programs that they have created for this purpose is a “chanchut” or mentoring class once a month. Each month the older students get a story or theme to teach […]

Patterning a map of Israel

9 May

Patterned Israel map done in a kindergatrten via Birkat Chaverim

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 […]

Upshern Kippa Marshmallows

12 Aug

Kippa Marshmallows for Upshern via Birkat Chaverim

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 letters and […]

Kotel Pop Up Card

17 May

Child made Kotel Pop Up Card

My daughter made this Kotel pop up card in her art class this year for Yom Yerushalayim. She agreed to share it here. It is not a compliacated pop up card to make. She is considering putting together a little “kit” for her friends to make one too. If she does, and she lets me, […]

Bat Mitzvah Project Idea: Lego Museum

13 May

Attendees with Bat Mitzvah at the Lego Museum charity fundraiser for a bat mitzvah project.

I love this contribution by Yonit Rothner, 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 daughter Yonit who decided to do it as part of […]

Crocheted Kippah- Road Design

28 Apr

Car Kippa via Birkat Chaverim

Happy to share this crocheted kippah -road design. As my son was turning three, I wanted to do a few projects to get him excited about it. We have that custom of not cutting a boys hair until he is three (I readily admit this is not one of my favorite minhagim ever, although I […]

Blue and White Fingerprint Flag

17 Apr

Thumbprint Israeli Flag via Birkat Chaverim

For those of you looking for a very simple Yom Haatzmaut project for the younger set, I bring you the blue and white fingerprint flag. The depicted flag was made by my then three year old. It took two minutes to set up, he enjoyed the activity and was pleased to hang it up afterwards. […]

Birkat HaIlanot Tree Blessing from School

20 Mar

birkat hailanot activity for Rosh Chodesh Nissan

My daughter made this Birkat HaIlanot, Blessing on the trees, which is said starting in the Jewish month of Nissan, in school one year. I thought it was a cute and simple idea and so I am sharing it here. Basically all thats needed is the blessing on the trees and allow the children to […]