Israel carnival – Eilat
- Finding the city of Eilat on the map of Israel, all the way to the south, and connecting its position on the Red Sea with the exodus of Jews from Egypt.
- Discussing the beach at Eilat (right next to the desert!), famous for scuba diving and snorkeling, and sharing our favorite beach activities.
- Making sand art, decorating drawings of beach scenes, and playing a beach-themed game.
- Ask your student: Where is Eilat? What is one activity you would do if we went to Eilat?
ISRAEL CARNIVAL – Haifa
- Discussing Haifa 3000-year long history, and the importance of its location along the coast.
- Looking at examples of art made by artists who live in Ein Hod, the artistic center of Haifa.
- Creating our own sculptures and stain glass works of inspired by the creations of artists from Haifa.
- Ask your student: How old is the city of Haifa? What is Ein Hod? What sort of art is made there?
ISRAEL CARNIVAL – Jerusalem
- Brainstorming what facts we already know about Jerusalem, and discussing its importance as the capital of Israel.
- Playing a guessing game about the many fun things to do in Jerusalem such as going to museums and visiting archaeological sites.
- Writing our own wishes that we would put in the Kotel, the Western Wall, where many Jews go to pray and place their special prayers to G-d.
- Ask your student: What sorts of things can you do on a visit to Jerusalem? What is the Kotel (Western Wall)? What would you wish for?
ISRAEL CARNIVAL – Tel Aviv
- Discussing Tel Aviv’s prominence as a Israel’s second largest city and as a center of technology, sports, and culture.
- Playing a guessing game to figure out what technologies that we use everyday, like computer processors and video cameras, were invented in Israel.
- Decorating sea-creatures like those in the water at Tel Aviv beaches, and playing freeze-tag like the many athletes who compete as part of the many Tel Aviv-based sports teams.
- Ask your student: What sorts of things would you find in Tel Aviv? What is one common technology that was invented in Israel?