For Purim a Quiet Megilla Bingo Game birkatchaverim.com on Purim character backdrop.

A Quiet Megilla Bingo Game

This quiet Megilla bingo game is for children who find Megilla reading a little too long, despite all the fun in making noise when hearing the name, Haman. I usually bring Purim related stickers and games to our local synagogue. Smaller children can use them during the megilla reading so that they do not disturb everyone else. Clearly disturbing others ...

Greek mini urns made by sixth graders against a backdrop of posters showing classic Greek pottery techniques.

Local Hanukkah Projects

I enjoy checking out the Hanukkah projects that students at our local schools make each year. This year I got to see projects from gan through 6th grade at three different public schools, both religious and secular. Greek urn inspired student mini urns This is a cute assignment that mixes Greek history class with Art. You may note that the teach ...

sandwiches lunch box taste testing

Lunch Box Taste Testing

Have your children already returned to school? Here school starts September 1st and pretty much everyone is on vacation the last two weeks of August. The following lunch box taste testing project is good for those still with kids at home that last weekday and those whose children have already returned to school. Razelle and Dov W’s lunch taste testing ...

wrapped first aid creams

First Aid for First Class Teachers: Teachers Gifts at the end of the road

What do you do when you want to thank all your teen's teachers for their help and support along your child's educational journey? Homemade first aid creams! This idea is courtesy of Noga Hullman from Upside Down Parenting who made these amazing first aid creams for her daughter's teachers. We are sharing this today in honor of the end of the high schoo ...

Sketchnote notebooks

Sketchnotes for Education

Sketchnotes for Education Experiments Around Hanukkah I posted some drawn notes that my son did, on his own, to record what he had learned about the laws of Hanukkah. At the time I loved the idea of sketchnotes for Jewish education, but I did not know there was a concept of sketchnotes at all. Since then I discovered The Sketchnote Handbook by M ...

hanukkah bowling lamp project

Hanukkah Bowling Lamp

We have in the past posted about electronics projects. This Hanukkah bowling lamp piece is along those lines. This was designed by a young woman for a school class. The topic was designing a Hanukkah lamp. Her Hanukkah lamp looks like bowling pins with a bowling ball as the shamash. It is electronic and lights up with electricity. Not a Hanukkah lam ...