Sample the flavors of Israel by making some delicious hummus. Try dipping different veggies and crackers in your hummus, spread it on a sandwich, or stir in roasted red peppers, spinach, or chocolate—yes, chocolate—for dessert hummus.
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Your family can make your own Israeli flags to wave or put on your own parade. Decorate construction paper or felt with stamps, ink, and markers and attach to a popsicle stick, or follow this tutorial for something a little bit more formal. You can also download a printable flag kit here.
Archaeology is a hobby in Israel and you can fashion your own “dig” in your backyard sandbox or by using a storage bin and some garden sand. Bury Israeli coins, “shards” from pottery, shells, rocks, etc. Put archaeologists’ tools in the table, such as sifters and paintbrushes--and dig.
TAKE A PRETEND VACATION TO ISRAEL
Read a story like Ella’s Trip to Israel and prepare for a trip with your kids. Talk about what you’d pack to go to Israel and then enjoy an “imagination vacation” together.