This plan was tailored for a an Australian Jewish family of 5: parents + 3 boys ages 8,10 and 13.
They were staying in a hotel outside Amirim and spent 3 hours every morning for 5 days, polishing up their Hebrew.
At the end of each day, the family received a printed vocabulary relevant for the next day
Day 1- Introduction and tour in Amirim
- Introduction + introduction game
- Going through relevant vocabulary (tour in Amirim)
- An easy hike on the mountain slope overlooking Amirim and the Galilee. Explanations and conversation about the nature surrounding us, some history, topography, important landmarks…
- A short football game for the boys at the local sports field.
Day 2- Bonfire and Pita
- “Warming up” game
- Collecting wood and lighting a bonfire in our yard
- Preparing dough for the Druze pita, and baking the pitas
- Eating pita with home made olives, “Labane” cheese, jam, tehina and grilled marshmallows for desert
Day 3 – Jeep Tour
A jeep trip (guided in easy Hebrew) with Yorma Zarhi from “Eretz Hagalil” combined with Hebrew word-games on the way. Yoram took us to a place called “Ein Alvah” near “Gush Halav”.
We drove past vine groves, on the mountains, through the magnificent views of the upper Galilee and ended up walking along a shaded spring.
Day 4 – Circassian Village
A visit to the Circassian Heritage Center in the picturesque village Rechaniya (one of the two Circassian villages in Israel), including a taste of Circassian food.
Day 5 – Treasure Hunt
A “Treasure Hunt” game all around Amirim, ending with coffee and cake at the local bakery.
Four girls ages 5 to 8 took part in an Art & Craft Hebrew workshop (2 Hours).
The theme was: masks. They were taught the relevant vocabulary (our body, colors, masks…) and created the masks with plaster of Paris.
While the masks were drying, we took a “coffee” break and had fresh Lemonade and cake on the lawn (in Hebrew of course), played a ball game and went back to paint and decorate the masks.