All I can say is WOW!
Who would have thought we would all be home – homeschooling our kids just weeks before Pesach vacation? Who would have thought that it was possible for the tourism industry to be put on hold – did someone press the “pause” button?
With the Coronavirus pandemic spreading across the world, parents across the world are finding it challenging to entertain their kids.
At Fun In Jerusalem we work with some of the most talented and creative people in Jerusalem. Many of our vendors quickly refocused their activities to “virtual” and “online” options – offering to deliver special art kits, food and activities to your doorstep.
We have been so impressed with the response and will continue to add to this post as we hear about more ideas.
IDEAS FOR FAMILIES – that can be enjoyed even outside Israel.
BIG IDEA Camp
Experience the magic of BIG IDEA at home when you join Israel’s most popular Online Tech Camp! Do you have kids and teens looking for something fun and educational to do as they “Stay at Home” or “Shelter in Place”. Use this time to give them a new toolbox for life. Kids & Teens can discover their passions at the BIG IDEA technology camp. April 5, 6, 7 + 12, 13. Three hour camp led by trained instructors using LIVE zoom to teach Digital Design + Build Your Website or Animation + Video Editing for Youtube. firstname.lastname@example.org
Tamir Goodman LIVE
Fun Family Fitness with the Jewish Jordan live from Jerusalem. Gather your family in the living room for fitness time with Tamir. It will be fun and uplifting.
Thursday April 2 at 7:00pm in Israel, 9:00am in LA, 12:00pm in New York. Sign up
Beit Avi Chai
Live shows for kids on Zoom. Schedule will be listed soon.
Biblical Museum of Natural History
LIVE Online Tours of the new museum with Rabbi Natan Slifkin. Great for the whole family. Topics include Wonders of Creation, The Animal World of the Bible, Beasts & Behemoths, The World of Birds, Reptiles and Creepy Crawlies, The Laws of Kosher Creatures, Horns and Shofars
Israel ScaVentures – Quarantine Quest 2020
So excited to share Israel ScaVentures newest idea to keep us all sane! Quarantine Quest 2020 🗺 was a huge success and Israel Scaventures will be running a special virtual scavenger hunt on Pesach.
They are going to bring back the fun, give you hours of entertainment, and most importantly reconnect you to other people in your neighborhood, city, country and all around the world! All this and more on the awesome Quarantine Quest 2020- a team based virtual scaventure that you can play from home or from anywhere!
Sign up here and think of some creative people to team up with across the world.
IDEAS FOR FAMILIES – Support Jerusalem & Israeli businesses!
Hadara’s Clay Studio – Bring the fun to you!
Can’t make it to the studio? The studio will come to you! We can deliver Clay Kits to your doorstep. The kit includes all the clay materials and decorating tools you will need and you will get special access to videos explaining exactly what to do!
Ceramics are great for all ages and can be a fun activity for kids and grown ups alike. How does it work? We deliver the package to you and can also pick it up for firing if you want to! In addition, you can call me with any questions you may have. Kits include…
- All the tools you’ll need and instructions for finding more in your home
- A variety of small stamps to decorate your creation.
- And most importantly, two in depth videos with detailed instructions and tips to make your very own ceramics!
Hadara Clay Kit – 250 NIS (3kg clay)
Hadara Deluxe Clay Kit – 340 NIS (6 kg clay)
Additional Options – Firing & Color
Let us know if you want us to pick up your pieces for firing (so you can keep the ceramics forever):
- Up to three pieces – 50 NIS
- Up to ten pieces – 100 NIS
- You can also purchase special colors for your ceramics – 69 NIS
Order & Payment – Hadara accepts cash left outside the door, as well as bit, paybox and wire transfer.
Paint Party – Join a virtual “Paint Party” where the painting is REAL.
Thank you Nina for bringing your fun paint parties to families across Israel and even across the world. Make sure to register for the specific paint party here.
👉Nina will be adding additional classes for those in the states on Thursday!
🎨Paint Party Israel can also offer online Paint Parties for your Simcha of choice; birthdays, Bat Mitzvahs, date night, you name it! We have kits that are available for pick up or delivery. So if your child’s special event had to be cancelled due to the new restrictions on social gatherings – let him/her get together with friends online for a special online party.
Contact Nina for more information.
Open Studio – Order a Pesach Creative Arts Kit
The kit will include materials for over 10 hours worth of crafts that your children can enjoy as they prepare crafts for Pesach. The kit includes all of the materials ready made for pick up or delivery, instruction sheet and access to instructional videos and templates online.
The kits should be ready within the next few days and we will let you know how to order them online. Avigayle always finds ways to bring out the creativity of your child. She has made it super easy for parents to give their kids a fun activity.
Contact Avigayle for more information email@example.com
Studio Kliche – DIY craft kits
Studio Kliché is offering a variety of sun printing kits and materials to create beautiful items at home on your mirpeset or in your garden. Learn how to use cyanotype, a magical blue dye that is sensitive to the sun and offers endless possibilities. Combine plants, drawings and everyday objects to produce unique and beautifully printed products. It is possible to order additional material or tools as needed
Sun Printed Tote bag – This kit includes all needed materials and instruction for creating one sun printed cotton tote bag
Sun Printed Post Cards – This kit includes all needed materials and instruction for creating 5 sun printed post cards
Cyanotype Pack – 500 ml – 500 ml (enough for 80 sheets of A4)
*Sun Print at Night (coming soon) – Create 5 beautiful sun printed post cards using the included UV flashlight. Now you can print when and wherever you want, no need to check the forecast
*Sun printed Lampshade (coming soon) – Create a one-of-a-kind lamp shade using the cyanotype tools
*10% off advance orders (until march 24th)
Did you know that the artists behind The Workshop Gush Etzion woodworking activities also create beautiful Judaica for sale?
Now is the perfect time to visit their website to see what you can find. Great gifts for Pesach and throughout the year. I personally love the customized Bar/Bat Mitzvah gifts, the special prayer for a doctor as well as the prayers for a new house.
Mandy & Jeremy can create custom pieces of Judaica that can be shipped worldwide.
Whether you’d like a piece of wall-art to enjoy while you’re spending more time at home due to the outbreak of the Corona Virus, or practical Judaica pieces for Shabbat or the upcoming Chag, please contact Mandy support an Israeli business during this difficult time. Contact Mandy
Home for Pesach for the first time? Or looking for a way to make it easier? Order from Naomi Catering – delicious selection of Kosher for Pesach no Kitniyot dishes.
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This may not be an ideal time for tourism in the city but it is a great time for our readers to take a look at the site and see all the great activities that exist in this incredible city. Send us your feedback by email. If you see a bug or something that just doesn’t look right, we would love to know.
Jerusalem will bounce back quickly!
May we all stay healthy!