Exodus: A Jewish Photo Scavenger Hunt App for Passover & Year Round

Posted on March 27th, 2017
By BimBam


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Help two kids pack up to leave Egypt in this simple photo scavenger hunt! Take pictures of everyday items with your phone or tablet that capture Jewish values. Listen closely as Ethan and Daria give you clues that will have you searching for that perfect item to photograph. 

After, review your photos with a grown-up to make sure that you've packed the right things and are ready to cross the Red Sea into freedom! Have fun! 

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For more great Passover ideas, check out our Passover Resource Kit.

Afikomen bag in 30 minutes

Posted on March 20th, 2017

With Passover less than a month away, we're featuring ideas from our Passover Resource Kit.


From BibleBeltBalabusta


Afikoman bag: a seder-centric craft for those of us with 30 minutes or less. It’s practical, decent-looking, durable, and fun for kids to make. 

I program this with Kindergarteners, but with tweaks it can work for other grades. Note that if you are working with just one or two kids, they can do all the work. If you have a group, there is no time for one-on-one assistance, which means you’ll make kits. Yes, a kit is rather “cookie-cutter,” but there are ways to offer choices.

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Kids like this fun treatment for lazy eye with no patches

Posted on March 13th, 2017
By Abigail Klein Leichman for Israel21c


BinoVision goggles add eye-stimulating elements to any streaming video content children choose to watch; condition improves within eight weeks.


Amblyopia (“lazy eye”), a disorder affecting three to five percent of the general population, usually is treated by patching the stronger eye or blurring its vision with atropine drops, in order to force the brain to use images from the weaker eye.

Yet only 60% achieve normal vision, and 35% of those who improve eventually regress. Moreover, compliance is only around 50% since nobody – and especially children – enjoys using eyepatches or eye drops.

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Homemade Mishloach Manot Baskets for Purim

Posted on March 6th, 2017
By Brenda Ponnay for ToriAvey.com


Purim is right around the corner, which means it’s time to start making Purim baskets – otherwise known as Mishloach Manot! Instead of rushing out to the local craft store for pre-made baskets, why not create homemade baskets with your kids?
 

These simple woven paper baskets are fun to make and give. They’re made from construction paper, and they’re super easy to put together!
 

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You can find this craft and other great Purim ideas in our Purim Resource Kit.
 

As a Single Jewish Mom, This Is Why Synagogue Is My Safe Place

Posted on February 27th, 2017
Ruth Cohen Ohlstein for Kveller 


I always have tissues in my tallis bag. Not because I use it as a purse, but because I’d rather not have to keep washing it in a pillow case, hoping the tzitzit (fringes) don’t get wrecked or the painstakingly hand-painted lettering doesn’t somehow decide to come off.

I’m emotional. My face leaks. Often inconveniently. And often in public. I own this now, but I didn’t always.

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