Children's Ideas for Projects, Inventions and Social Initiatives By Galit Zamler
Children participating in Entrepreneurship for Kids Program raise their own ideas for projects, inventions and social initiatives. These ideas are examined in the classroom, some remain at the idea level, some are promoted as much as possible and some are implemented.
This page contains many ideas of students that came up during the entrepreneurial program, and on the page "more ideas for projects" appear more ideas of children and teachers.
Sometimes the question comes up: how to choose from the many ideas students present, which to execute? You can learn about this in the page describing the process of coming up with ideas for projects, prioritizing and executing them.
There are contrasting cases, where the kids find it difficult to come up with ideas for projects. This can also be solved using a structured process that participants in the Entrepreneurship for Kids Program go through, which helps them look at the world from a different angle, and recognize many issues on their environment which require creative solutions. From here, the way to raise ideas for initiatives and projects is short.
However, in order for students to feel comfortable raising ideas for projects, it is necessary to create in the class an atmosphere of openness, brainstorming, understanding that there is no such thing as "hallucinatory ideas" but that every idea can make sense. Students who feel that even unconventional ideas are welcomed by the teacher and their classmates will dare, be more creative, and come up with more innovative ideas.
Sixth graders at the Katznelson School in Kfar Sirkin
For several years, Lee Glick in the Kfar Sirkin School has taught students of the sixth graders our entrepreneurship program for children.
The students presented to Galit Zamler their ideas for projects, who summarized the event as follows:
"Great process of creativity and understanding that there is more room for infinite developments, products and useful inventions."
The students' inventions were included in this presentation:
Members of the Leadership Council of the Ariel Sharon School in Holon
A selected group of the Council of Leadership at the school Ariel Sharon in Holon, under the director Ruti Keren, participated in entrepreneurship for young students class.
The students, led by Nofar Druckman, were exposed to different types of ventures, practiced creative thinking and learned to identify needs in their immediate surroundings.
As a part of their role, the entrepreneurial group has plenty ideas for social initiatives. The young leaders raised over 70 ideas for initiatives that they will examine and choose to realize 1-3 of them.
Seventh graders at the ORT high school in Holon
7th and 6th graders at ORT Holon participated in a three-session Hackathon, during which underwent a process of thinking about ideas for projects, creating models for their ideas and presenting them in the style of an elevator pitch.
The boys and girls showed great creativity and raised a lot of ideas for the projects, for some of them they prepared a model for illustration:
Seventh grade 5:
- "Douchma" - a shower with speaker to hear music
- "The Wonder Robe" - a bathrobe with temperature control
- An autonomous table for large families, which passes the food between the diners
- Automatic road-guard shifts that stop cars when there are pedestrians, depending on the color of the traffic light
- A machine that dresses people
- Shirt with ventilation to prevent sweat and moisture (not dry fit)
- A shower temperature regulator which keeps the appropriate temperature for the next shower
- A bag that turns into a tent
- A food box that keeps it warm
- Bicycle pedals that do not slide
- Clothes that change design
- "The Ultimate Tent" - an orthopedic tent that is also isolated from heat and cold
- Electric turbine
- A refrigerator that filters food is spoiled
- Baby carriage with temperature control
Seventh grade 6:
- An automatic device for nail polish
- A pen that captures the color of the page and changes its color accordingly, so that the text will be shown
- A trash can cools to dispel unpleasant odors
- Glasses that automatically adjust to the right number
- "Kalmagen" - a pencil case that hides the cell phone from the teacher
- F.M.K - Find my kid - A system for locating children
- "Warning pot" - a pot with a control system showing the indication that the food is ready
- Wipers for the glasses
- Automatic hair comb
- A bike returns light in the dark
- A tent with a solar panel to serve as a power source
- Software that will cause the trash to run an air purifier every fixed period of time
- A shoe with a device that cools the leg
- An app that tells you what clean clothes you have in the closet
- A comb that reduces / prevents static electricity
- A laundry awning that opens automatically when it detects that it is raining
- Chip scans what is missing in the refrigerator and presents a detailed list
Sixth-graders at "Rivka Guber" School in Moshav Nehora
Sixth graders at "Rivka Guber" School asked to leave their mark on school, and to make this process meaningful, they heard a lecture from Galit Zamler on exposure to the entrepreneurial world, from which they were inspired and motivated to take an action.
The students were divided into groups and brought up ideas for ventures, and at a summit event, they presented their ideas in an "elevator pitch" style. They chose one project that they would realize together.
The kids used presentations, videos and demonstration models while presenting their ideas.
One group planned an ecological farm at the school. They were inspired by their visit to the "Weizmann Institute of Science".
A second group offered to build a park of recycled materials in the open courtyard. The children thought about the details of the farm such as security, costs, maintenance, etc.
Another idea which meets the need for maintaining a healthy and enjoyable lifestyle - Sports and wellness complex at school.
Another group of students offered to set up a cafeteria at school that would also be a source of fundraising for the needy.
Seven students suggested setting up an experiential museum, escape room-style to expose its visitors to the history of the Lachish region.
Another group focused on kindergarten children entering first grade and they offered to prepare surprise boxes for them.
The idea of setting up Skate Park was offered by another group of students and was very popular.
A Moment Together" - an idea to establish a relaxation complex in the schoolyard with grass, poufs and playground facilities for the children's enjoyment.
Third and fourth graders at the "Bechor Levi" School in Rehovot
A group of third and fourth graders at the "Bechor Levi" School in Rehovot participates in a weekly entrepreneurship course, as an elective course led by the teacher Rivka Cohen.
The students were given the freedom to think about ideas for ventures from different fields.
All ideas were written in notes and collected in a box:
Also, students from fifth and sixth graders who chose an entrepreneurship course, learn two hours a week with the teacher Mali Ben Simchon.
The students suggested the following ideas for inventions and changes in their environment:
- A water slide from the window of each classroom
- A chef that will prepare food for the hungry children
- Elevator at school
- Changing the procedure, so there is no need to raise your hand when you have to go out to the bathroom or to drink
- Boomerang football - Football that comes back to you
- Allow students to tap the desk during class
- Cancel the tests at the school
- A robot or a device that prepares any food that you ask it to.
- Add nets to the baskets in the schoolyard
- Install new and strong baskets in the school basketball courtyard
- Setting up a soccer field with grass in the school
- Knife with special blades
- A dummy electric socket with a key to protect valuable things
- Stop giving students homework
- Allow A free weekly class for ball games
- Allow more time for breaks.
- Scissors knife - jagged scissors
- Place digital clocks in classrooms, instead of the analog ones.
- Each student will determine his own Schedule by himself and decide which lesson to enter and with which teacher
- Allow music to be heard at the beginning of the day and during breaks
- Move the basketball games to the nearest field
- Social activities once a month on the subject of creativity or sports which will bring joy to children who return angry from the breaks.
- Install water coolers in the school
- Lowering the height of the basketball to fit small children too.
- Cleaning by the courts because the dirt cause falls
- A pen with a speaker reading what is written on the page
All ideas were taken seriously, and their feasibility was examined.
Fourth graders at the "Yitzhak Shamir" school in Holon
All 4ths graders at the Yitzhak Shamir School in Holon participate in a weekly entrepreneurship class led by Dina Arkin.
The students were exposed to different types of ventures, understood the concept of creativity, learned to identify needs, and raised many ideas for entrepreneurship. Some of them are presented here:
Ophir from the fourth grade drew some of his ideas:
Michal from the fourth grade thought about baby glasses that could not be easily removed.
The children learned how to search the internet and see if the idea for the invention they thought of already exists or not, and why it is important that we examine it.
Fifth graders at the "Ofek" school in Ramle
The two fifth graders at the Ofek school in Ramle participated in a three-day workshop on entrepreneurship and natural resources.
During the workshop, which is described on the "Experiences from the Program" page, the students raised ideas for creative projects that will be explored later during the year in their scientific aspect.
The following are a variety of ideas for creative applications that use natural resources, raised by the young students.
The highlighted ideas were chosen as favorites in a class vote.
The ideas of the students are hanged in the class:
- An automatic irrigation system for flowers
- A system that detects when flowers need additional irrigation and provides it when needed.
- A bag that absorbs moisture from the air which then contains it as drinking water.
- A hat that cools the head.
- Electrical power connection to supermarket cart / stroller.
- A shirt that changes colors according to the light and the sun.
- Growing plants on a baby stroller.
- Automatic system which provides food to stray animals.
- Bulbs that illuminate half-crossings at night.
- Clothes that do not absorb heat from the sun.
- A hat that recognizes sunlight and then opens a margin providing shade.
- Glow in the dark shirt
- A control system for lighting for plants.
- Utilizing air conditioners waters for potted plants.
- Solar shower
- A water system for a family meal
- Portable lighting for tents
- A bag that shines in the dark
4th-grade students in "Dvora Omer" School in Netanya
4th-grade students in "Dvora Omer" School in Netanya participated in an entrepreneurship course led by Miri Yishay, who developed the course with inspiration from the Entrepreneurship for Kids Program and "Move Yourself" competition.
The students came up with many ideas for ventures and some of them were realized.
Here is a partial list of the ventures:
Yonatan Steiman a 4th-grade student thought of an ecological venture named "Water Ball".
A glass-made ball will be placed on top of a pillar, with a goal of the ball to capture the humidity in the air.
The water will condense and thus there will be an option to use natural resources to provide water to places in need, like Africa.
Yonatan created a chart that represents how the Water Ball will work:
At the end of the presentation, Yonatan received feedback and notes from the Science teacher.
Yonatan himself asked, how can he progress with his idea?
Yonatan has been advised to create a small model to illustrate its feasibility before moving on.
This is Yonatan's presentation (in Hebrew):
A group of social entrepreneurs from 4th-grade suggested an idea for a venture called "Cleaning - The Top Value".
The young students came to the conclusion that a clean environment must be maintained, and the street cleaners can't complete the job by themselves. They think the dirt creates a bad mood among the residents.
The plan of action was to recruit all the school's students, and every day a different class will go outside to clean the neighborhood, put up signs that will encourage maintaining a clean environment and explain the importance of the subject to the community.
The kid entrepreneurs held a poll among the 4th-grade classes, and asked: "Who is willing to join and clean the neighborhood once a month?"
Most of the students joined the action.
Yonatan Pe'er - A 4th-grade student, member of the local basketball club
Yonatan decided to promote the building of a new basketball court in Netanya.
As of today, the team's basketball court has few seating spots, there is no decent snack-bar, and it lacks an office for ticket-sales.
Thus, the need for a new, pretty and spacious court with an option to buy tickets from was born.
Ori Shahaf and Yahli Cotigaru 4th-grade students came up with a venture idea: A laser pen that identifies typos
The kidpreneurs want to solve a problem that troubles many people.
They are very familiar with the typo problem, and they decided to develop a venture idea that will help people with many grammatical errors that want to improve.
The base of the idea is a laser pen, that can identify typos, and every time it detects one, the laser will light up.
Illustrating the idea:
The students understand that in order to realize their idea, they must meet experts in development and marketing.
Watch the students' presentation (in Hebrew):
Roni Stern and Omer Friedman suggested an initiative of helping children with ADHD.
The students identified difficulties of their fellow classmates, empathized and decided to help them.
In this presentation (in Hebrew), the students explain the difficulties that ADHD children face, and their initiative to promote activities that will enhance the understanding and tolerance towards these children.
Shahar G., A 4th-grade student came up with a venture "Emotion Indicator".
The goal of the emotion indicator is to show what you feel and how strong is the feeling.
The indicator has four states: Feeling bad, sad, fear and calm.
When you are mad the indicator will blink and turn red - And that's a sign you need to take a deep breath.
When you are sad, the indicator will turn blue, when you feel fear it will turn purple and when you are calm, it will turn green.
Shahar's presentation (in Hebrew):
The idea to create an emotion indicator came up with different shaped in a few schools, and even advanced to the finals of the "Move Yourself" contest in the form of "An anti-anger bracelet", an idea created by 7th-grade students in "Yad Giora" Junior High in Herzliya.
"Soccer Friendship" Guy, a 4th-grade student, came up with an idea to decrease violence rates with the use of soccer games.
Guy noticed that soccer games at school induce physical and verbal violence among students.
Guy found a solution to the problem with an understanding that kids love to play soccer but the violence involved is unwanted.
Guy believes that soccer games in the form of a tournament will solve the problem because it will be clear who is playing and who is the winner.
Guy's presentation (in Hebrew):
3rd-grade students in "Avnei Ha'choshen" School in Shoham
3rd-grade students from "Avnei Ha'choshen" School in Shoham participated in empowering classes, from the EFK.
At some point, the students raised the need to help the teacher to deal with the noise students make in class.
The students' ideas to solve the noise problem are brought here as suggested:
Noa suggested an alarm would go off when noise is detected.
Yotam suggested that the teacher would have a bell she can ring and make the students realize the noise in class is disruptive to the teacher.
Agam suggested every student will have a robot that will tell him to quit making noise if he does.
Idan suggested the teacher should bang on the desk when students make noise.
Daniel suggested that the teacher should play music, and then the students will listen to the music and stop making noise.
Yair suggested all the children will sit in class with headphones, from which they will hear the teacher and will not hear the noise.
Moria suggested that the teacher should make a sign with her hand that indicates the students to stop making noise.
5th and 6th-graders in "Osishkin" School in Ramat Ha'Sharon
Students from "Osishkin" School in Ramat Ha'Sharon are participating in entrepreneurship classes led by Miri Molcho, who is conducting the program for 2 years. The students toured their city, watching what is going around them with a willingness to identify needs, problems and nuisances.
Following the tour, the students came up with many ideas for ventures, wrote them down, illustrated those using drawings and sketches and presented them to their fellow classmates.
The students were asked to write pros and cons of each idea (positive and negative reasons) for each idea.
In class, the students received notepads in which they mentioned 2-3 ideas they liked, and in their opinion have the best chances to be realized.
The students were asked to write for every idea what resources are needed and what needs to be done to realize it.
The teacher had his own venture idea: In the play yard, the students noticed an abandoned book for children.
The students discussed that kids love when stories are read to them, but usually the parents and/or the babysitters do not bring books with them.
This is when the idea of a public library in play grounds was born.
The books will be donated by the people to serve the community. The students liked the idea and they all decided to realize it.
Ideas of students in sixth-grade at A. D. Gordon school in Kfar Saba
Since the academic year 2016-17, A. D. Gordon school has been an incubator for entrepreneurship.
Even in the first year of entrepreneurship studies for students in fifth and sixth-grade, with the help of the Entrepreneurship for Kids Program, the children have raised ideas for initiatives, have tested if they have already been realized or not, checked how capable they are bringing them to life, and prepared business plans and models for the initiatives.
Galit Zamler was invited to the school in order to observe the outcomes and assist the students in progressing to the next stage with their entrepreneurial ideas.
A microwave that adds seasoning to food. The idea came from the feeling that food does not always come out spiced properly.
The kidpreneurs Eliran, Tamir, Omri and Ben created a business plan to realize the idea and presented it to the class.
Their slogan: "Buy the Spicer and you won't be disappointed!"
Ladder-Shelf - A removable ladder that allows you to reach high cabinets
The young entrepreneurs Itay, Ariel, Barak and Rotem explained the benefits in their solution: easy to store, very efficient to access the high spots of the cabinet, a safe and simple replacement for people who climb on furniture or an unstable chair to reach the high shelves.
The child entrepreneurs presenting their idea, and answering their classmates' questions:
An anti-slip, protective shoe sole.
The student entrepreneurs prepared a model of the sole and explained the benefit of the product:
Lunch Break - A social initiative that allows children who forget their lunch at home to have a sandwich.
The kidpreneurs planned it as follows: "Every Monday, children from each grade will bring another sandwich to school and the sandwich will have a sticker with the ingredients of the sandwich. There will also be sandwiches for children with allergies."
The child entrepreneurs presented the need for the social initiative, and how they plan to carry it out:
The idea was presented later in the entrepreneurs convention:
A solar charger for electric bikes
Shower Helmet - A hair machine
Shower Helmet is a helmet that works on the same principle as the washing machine, but instead of cleaning clothes, the helmet cleans the hair.
Shower Helmet makes hair care easy. It washes the hair, conditions it and combs it.
The helmet suits for people who allow themselves luxury, and we also taken disabled people into account, and now they can wash their hair without someone's help. This helmet also helps hairdressers by saving costs on workers, allowing them to focus their customers.
Our vision is to go far with this invention, we thought that if it succeeds, we will develop it like this: The helmet will come in many colors, and every color will be suited for a different hair style: Straight, curly, wavy, dyed etc.
"If your hands and full and things are messy - Shower Helmet is your right choice!"
A safe-to-use iron - Tal thought of this idea when he thought of the number of house fires caused by a turned on iron.
His idea is to add a chip to the iron that will sense the cloth temperature and adjust itself to it, and if it senses a dangerous temperature, it will turn off automatically.
Tal the young entrepreneur, who stands behind the idea, explained first to his class and then to the convention audience at his school, how the iron becomes safe to use:
Crazy Bottle - A special bottle for cyclists
A set of glasses on the table, at the bottom of the glasses, there is a magnet that will stick to the magnet that is underneath the table, so that the glasses will not fall over.
A bracelet/watch that is connected to an application for people who snore, when the snores reach a certain decibel level, the bracelet will wake up the snorer.
Safe Cook - A sensor for the stove that will alarm when fire is burning for too long pointlessly, will spray water and put out the fire.
The young entrepreneurs Roi, Yonatan and Matan explained their idea:
At the convention held at the school, the students presented their venture idea:
A plate that turns into a bowl, and also into a cutting board.
A personal heating sweater with a protective layer against water.
The children prepared a presentation and introduced the concept of their class:
Training of children volunteering at "Yad Sarah".
The girls explained how the entrepreneurial idea was born and why it is so necessary.
"All the Rights" Park - A park for children with disabilities and for children in general.
The initiators of the idea explained it in class and in the "investor convention" held at school after they learned how to deliver the message in debate classes:
"Have you ever seen a disabled person sitting aside and watching you as you have fun, play and laugh? Have you ever thought of their feeling?
I don't think so...
But we have, and this is how the "All the Rights" Park ideas was born.
What is it, essentially? A normal park that will have amusement rides that will be suited for the disabled.
Some may exist in Israel, but not in Kfar Saba.
We want to bring them here and to other places.
We're sick of them getting a different, unfair treatment.
They are human like anyone else and they deserve to get the same.
Help us make a change.
If you deserve it, they deserve it too."
Big brothers and sisters
The aim of this idea is to help children in the lower grades.
The social enterprise idea of two students, who understand the difficulty of children without older siblings need accompaniment, help and company:
Electronic map for finding objects are lost
Young entrepreneurs make a presentation which explained the need for a live electronic map, capable of high zoom level and helps locate objects.
Calming Room - A room with games and accessories that help relaxing
Young entrepreneurs make a presentation on the room:
The slogan that follows the venture: "Relax, take it easy"
The entrepreneurs defined the need as such: "Did it ever occur to you that you were so angry, you wanted to leave the room and never return?
We have a solution! "The Calming Room", a room that will help you relax and the teachers won't be worried.
It's a solution for children that tend to get angry easily during classes and they find it hard to stay inside.
The room will have: A punching bag, a trampoline, a painting station, stress balls, spinners and fidget cubes, a radio and many more"
ZPOP - A popcorn container attached to a drink container that keeps the drink cold, the container has a handle and a small purse for small personal stuff to help you and keep your hands free.
The young entrepreneurs presented a three-dimensional computer model of the product:
The students presented their ideas to the entrepreneurs convention the school held.
"Fun and Fun" - a playroom for children at school
A group of young entrepreneurs includes Eitan M., Eitan S., Shawn, Hayazin, Niv and Ariel made a presentation and introduced the idea to their peers:
They explained that the games room would be located in the shelter of their school A.D. Gordon in Kfar Saba.
The playroom will include board games, video games and a VIP area, especially for birthdays for a small amount of children.
The entrepreneurs priced the entrance to the room to be 3 NIS or a donation to the room, such as furniture or a game - The number of tickets given will depend on the value of the donation.
The young entrepreneurs asked to do a fundraiser in the school's "entrepreneurs convention", accepting money, furniture, board games and game consoles.
Help Me - A phone app that alerts about obstacles in the way: Big stones, dog feces, stairs, trees, cars, poles and more.
The young entrepreneurial team presented the idea behind the app "Help Me":
MadGalai - stickers with numbers on them pasted objects with the device "MadGalai" to locate objects and identify them.
The developer students make a presentation and introduced the idea to the class:
CCW - comb + cleaner + water.
The children thought about the people who are suffering from hair loss and devised an idea how to relieve them:
Roboshop - a robot that does the shopping for us, it also has a cleaning machine that will not stick to viruses.
The initiative team is Roni, Ronen, Yuval, Omer, Oren and Ori. Their initiative will change and improve our quality of life, save us time and money.
Children developers have prepared a chart of the robot, and presented it to the class:
And on the day the entrepreneurs' conference was held, they presented the idea to parents and educators:
Ideas of students of 4th - 6th-graders at the "Kiryat Ye'arim" School in Ramat Hasharon
Members of the Student Council at the Kiryat Ye'arim School in Ramat Hasharon participate in a pilot on entrepreneurship classes, accompanied by the Entrepreneurship for Kids Program.
After being exposed to different types of ventures, the students were asked to investigate stories of entrepreneurs and to ask 5 questions about each project in order to get to know the entrepreneurs, their motivation for establishing the enterprise and the process they underwent.
In the next stage, the students raised many ideas for ventures. They defined the need the project meets and the target audience.
Their classmates asked them questions, in order to understand exactly what was involved, whether the project could be realized within a reasonable time and through the resources available to them.
Those with ideas for ventures researched and questioned before answering the questions. This process helped them to prioritize the ventures and focus on those that are applicable.
In the end, four ideas were chosen that the council members would lead and promote:
Storage table - the need for a table that is also a locker comes up again and again in almost all the schools, and also in Kiryat Ye'arim School, after a student from the class who spent a period abroad explained that the school he was in had tables with a storage room.
Positive thinking lessons in the schools - The uniqueness of the Kiryat Ye'arim School is positive thinking. The students appreciate this uniqueness, and are interested in spreading positive thinking lessons among other schools.
Joint volunteer activity for elementary school students in the city - As members of the student council that participate in many volunteer activities, the children feel the need to create joint meetings with students from other schools that will focus on contributing to the community.
Special recesses - Each class will hold a raffle in which each student will get a name of another student with whom he will spend time during recess. The goal of the project is to expand the circle of acquaintances between students.
Each idea created a team of entrepreneurs, who felt a connection to that same idea.
The ideas that were considered as easy to implement, such as the decoration of the classroom doors for Purim, the students decided to implement as well.
Ideas of students of the 7th-grade classes at the Yad Giora Middle School in Herzliya
Three 7th-grade classes at Yad Giora Middle School in Herzliya are studying on an entrepreneurship track, with the guidance our entrepreneurship program for young students.
The students came up with ideas for initiatives within the Education Ministry's entrepreneurial framework, "Move Yourself".
The final ideas are:
A Social television program
A television program in which there is a wheel with social tasks.
The player spins the wheel and gets a social mission (e.g. Painting an elder's house), that is to be completed within a time limit.
If the mission is accomplished, the contestant will receive a reward which is registered next to the social mission on the wheel.
The purpose of the TV programme is to develop social awareness and to generate practical help for disadvantaged populations.
The idea for the initiative made it to the final round of the competition and the young entrepreneurs received a certificate of esteem.
An application for reporting about the crossings
The application will notify the user where the nearest crosswalk is, and if he crosses, the app will tell the user how far the closest car is from the crosswalk, and how long it will take to reach.
The purpose of the application is to reduce the number of traffic accidents involving pedestrians.
An anti-anger bracelet
Read about the initiative, which made it to the final of the competition "Move Yourself", and won the prize for innovation
A bag that turns into a sit
This initiative also reached the final of the competition "Move Yourself" - read more about it.
Filtering of bad smells from green trash cans.
Read about the initiative, which reached the final round of the competition, and even won a prize for the innovation.
The teacher Ze'ev Schneider, who taught the entrepreneurship classes with the guidance of the Entrepreneurship for Kids Program, helped raise support and votes for his students' initiatives.
Students of the 6th-grade, Katznelson school from Kfar-Sirkin 2015-2016
School children, Katznelson Kfar Sirkin are participating in entrepreneurship classes out of an EFK program, under the guidance of the teacher, Lee Glick.
At the beginning of the learning process, the students gave many ideas for ventures, presented them to their classmates, listened to suggestions for improvement and asked questions to clarify their ideas.
These ideas were presented to Galit Zamler, who came to one of the school's entrepreneurship classes:
- Jonathan Tabib's idea:
A screen protector with the ability to increase the screen image depending on the lens number in the glasses of the user.
- Dana Koren's ideas:
1) An application that scans your closet and knows how to fit your clothes depending on your preferred style every day.
2) A special spoon that cools your soup - The students asked: Will it be electrical? How will it cool?
- Shahar Hadar's idea:
When ice cream drips and makes a mess on your hands, a special box could be used to cool the ice cream and keep it frozen.
- Nir Peled and Nir Melamed's idea:
Sometimes children can't find the writing tools they need in a pencil case. Based on Pandora bracelets, developers offered to design a pencil case with a different pocket for every accessory (scissors, pencils, markers...).
So that students know what is in every pocket, it was suggested that pockets would be transparent or with a sticker affixed to them. The students asked: Won't this pencil case be too expensive? How do you attach the pockets to the pencil case? Is it not more profitable to buy a simple pencil case?
- Dana Rotem's idea: Dana asked, Whenever you walk with a friend under a single umbrella, eventually either you or your friend or your school bags get wet? Out of this need, Dana discussed the idea of an umbrella that could be connected to additives, thereby increasing its coverage area.
- Mika Habibi's idea: When we eat something, we wonder how healthy it is, and to answer this question Mika's idea is an ordinary plate, which allows us to know what the components of the meal are prior to heating it in the microwave. The students asked: How will the plate know the value of the components?
- Ayalon Katz's ideas:
1) I am in a tennis class, and I noticed that collecting balls is a very time-consuming exercise. So the idea meets this need - a robot to collect the balls and throw them in the direction of the net, so that will save us time. Rather than walk around the field and collect all the balls, we can gather them in one place.
2) The second idea is also from the world of sports - installing sensors in shoes to measure how many goals have been scored, how many times you kicked the ball, how many steps you took during the game etc.
- Eden's idea: We all know the problem of losing socks in the wash. So Eden thought of connecting the socks before washing with a special clip so that a pair of socks always remains attached.
- Tal's idea: Sole self-replacing shoe. The idea came to mind from Tal's need to switch shoes when she goes from a running training session to ballet class. Instead, Tal wants to replace the soles depending on the type of activity.
- Tamar Shoval's idea: To make it easier for children with ADHD to do their homework when there is noise, Tamar came up with the idea of headphones with soothing music which will be used by such children, so they can concentrate on homework.
- Oren Bloch's idea: Voice operated Segway and running a vacuum cleaner by remote controlled speech.
Students of HaManhil School in Ramat Gan, the year of 2015-2016
In the school year of 2015 students of the 3rd,4th,6th,7th and 8th-graders take entrepreneurship classes at school, with the encouragement of Entrepreneurship for Kids Program.
Teacher Michal Mamman, familiar with the program from previous years, encouraged the students to think of ideas, and here are some of them:
Project ideas of the 8th-grade students
The idea to install the soccer goal spots in the school yard comes from the need of students to play soccer at recess and after school hours, which is a common activity in Israel.
The same need was with the 3rd and 4th-grade students who asked to be partners in realizing the idea.
The students prepared a list of reasons supporting the idea, in order to convince the school administration to comply and assist where possible.
The letter was submitted to the school's principal Ayala Elbaz, and it was granted at the request of students.
At this stage, the students drafted a letter that they intend to give to the Mayor of Ramat Gan, Mr. Israel Singer.
Read about the whole initiative of installing soccer goal spots on the Kids initiate page.
A pancake stand
In light of the student's experience in last year's attempt in setting up a squeezed fruit stand, young entrepreneurs have raised the idea to operate a pancake stand called HaManhil Pancake House.
The students planned where the Pancake House will be set up on a Friday. They then thought about what would be required from them for the success of the enterprise and divided up the roles.
In the end, the pancake stand enterprise was not approved by the school's PTA, and instead a planned project ice cream, was approved both by the school's principal and by the PTA.
Cleaning and maintenance of the school's bathroom
The students feel the need to improve the hygiene standard of the school's toilet and want to create a pleasant atmosphere.
For this, 8th-graders sat and planned what should be done to ensure that this happens.
They planned that first the bathroom will be cleaned thoroughly. At the same time seek from school children products and accessories to help in maintaining cleanliness. The division was made by grades at school:
1st-grade - toilet paper (each child will bring one roll)
2nd-grade - 5 Solid soaps
3rd-grade - 5 liquid soaps
4th-grade - 2 air fresheners
5th-grade - toilet paper
6th-grade - paper towel
7th-grade - paper towel
8th-grade - once a month one liquid soap
The students prepared a preliminary business plan for the project.
Although they went through the process to get clean and comfortable bathrooms at school, and carried out detailed planning and realization of the idea, in practice, when it was time for action, the students decided not to implement the idea.
The reason was that being 8th-graders, and this being their final year at school, they'd hardly even get to enjoy the fruits of their efforts.
It was a great opportunity to talk with students about the motivation to carry out projects, and how much motivation is needed.
Venture ideas of 6th, 7th-graders
At the beginning of the school year, many students had ideas and tried to combine them together:
Blogs website for helping in school
Students' developers have thought to build a blog website, where students help each other understand the subject matter and homework.
Registration to the site will be done with a password that will be purchased for a nominal fee of 15 shekels.
The money accumulated from the registry will be for the benefit of cancer patients.
To finance the cost of constructing the site, young entrepreneurs decided on two projects, through which will raise funds for the benefit of this one.
These are the two:
- A drinking stand with four types of drinks, bottles for sale are disposable.
- The students will teach classes and workshops for 20 shekels per hour.
The students came up with preliminary site enterprise marketing methods, and how to convince the school's students to register.
This is a preliminary design of the idea:
Later in the school year, students came to one cohesive idea:
Collecting deposit able bottles as a donation to children's hospitals
Young entrepreneurs were clear from the start: they want to contribute for the benefit of sick children in hospitals.
After raising some ideas, it was decided to focus on motivating school children to collect bottles for the refundable deposit.
They will buy games with the earnings to donate to sick children.
The students prepared a marketing plan to encourage the entire school to participate in the venture.
Ideas for inventions of the 3rd and 4th-grades.
- Umbrella for mobile
- School Elevator
- A day when all students will be allowed to bring their pets to school
- Store within the school All for 5shekels including food and drink
- Use of an iPad as a notebook for school
- Petting zoo at school
- Pencil/Sharpener Combo
- Remote Controlled ball
- A bag with an umbrella
- Sharpener Combined with eraser
- Colored pencil that replaces the colored points.
- A shoe that can be increased in size, not to be having to buy new shoes when growing
- Scissors with a button to fold them, and you can put them into a storage
- Notebooks connected to a pencil with two buttons: one has a sort of jelly to play with when bored and the other to write our homework
The first sketch of the idea:
- Locker with a shelf
Read about the realization of the idea on the Kids initiate page.
- Playground in 3rd-grade
Read about the realization of the on the Kids initiate page.
Ideas for inventions of 1st-graders
- Plasticine machine
- Dollhouse with a remote control that could become a spaceship and fly
- A romantic hot air balloon rising after lighting scented candles
- A princess that makes dreams a reality
To encourage creativity in young students, Michal asked them to imagine themselves living in a computer game.
Each student had to choose a character from a computer game that he knows and explain why he chose it.
Students from HaManhil school in Ramat Gan 2015
In 2015 students of the 7th-grade in the school's leadership and entrepreneurship team HaManhil in Ramat Gan discussed ideas for enterprises:
Sandwiches and sweets kiosk
- Elevator / escalator at school
- Touch Screen which can be used to teach with in the classroom
- Teacher Robot
- Student Robot
- Change the school's bell once a month
- Questionnaire opinions on school teachers
- Modify the curriculum so that there will be a break of 10 minutes between classes
- Petting zoo at School
- Fruit smoothies stand at the school
Student developers presented their ideas: about each design questions were raised by members of the group, and students gave answers the following class.
It was finally decided on the implementation of two ventures that everyone would want to see: Change School's bell and the establishment of a squeezed fruit stand.
These ideas were indeed realized - read about it on this page: Kids initiate
8th-grade leadership and entrepreneurship team also came up with a group idea: the establishment of a chill zone in the school yard for 8th-graders only.
School principal Ayala Elbaz confirmed the realization of the idea, and the students began planning: first found the perfect place at the school, assigned to the matter.
This picture was taken while the students examined along with teacher Michal Mamman the school grounds in locating the right place for the establishment of a chill zone.
Then, developers began to check the facilities costs, bean bags and synthetic grass which they intend to buy for the chill zone.
In these photos, students are looking into the costs and different types of products on the Internet
Students from the Hebrew Reali School in Haifa
A group of 4th-graders from the school Hebrew Reali in Haifa, joined in 2015 to the EFK program, led by Keren Mizrachi, a teacher at the school.
Students came up with many ventures, all of them written in a shared notebook, and each class began by presenting the idea to the group, and discussing the idea while they would check who will want the idea, how to implement it, how to realize it and more.
Students developers checked if their ideas are already in the market or not.
After checking and after discussions about their ability to realize their thoughts, target audience, etc. they are left with the following selected ideas, which they presented to parents on the school's parent-teacher conference.
- Development of lollipop wrapper, so that it is easy to open. - This idea led the group to display it in a visit to the Strauss Group Elite managers to receive feedback. - Read about it at length on Experiences from the Program.
- The establishment of a playground designed for physically challenged people - students who felt a connection to this idea created a model of such a playground.
- Development of a GPS for bicycles, with a designed application, to be able to locate the bike and know where they are. - To illustrate the idea, the students made a bike model.
- A machine that allows you to choose the taste of the medicine: pressing different buttons will change the taste of the medicine, eg: If you click on No. 1, the medicine will taste like grapes. Children developers upgraded the product, and thought that if there is a power supply problem, then the machine will be connected to an antenna to charge it.
A Toddler head holder to hold their heads if they fall asleep while driving in the car. - Read about this toddler invention.
With a decision on the three ideas, students create different models for easily opened wraps, and they intend to carry out a survey among school students to select the best solution, and then offer the idea to a candy company.
Students also promote the realization of the social venture, and came out with a survey for parents and teachers in the school to choose the degree of urgency of the toddler's strap. If the survey thought that it was a good idea, they will offer the company in the field to implement the solution in the market.
Students from Katznelson school Kfar Sirkin
This long list of ideas for projects of students of the 6th-grade in the Katznelson school was created after teacher Lee Shifman Glick, who guides the entrepreneurship program at the school, heard that some students did not have ideas.
With a little guidance, Lee asked the students to think about their own personal needs, and they started to produce these ideas.
- Roy - a phone in which there is a projector
- Geffen- small umbrella iPhone
- Ravid - color changing clothes
- Roy R.. - Clothing for both sexes
- Maya - a small rooftop for an iPhone, because it is hard to see anything in the sun
- Noa - Friendship Bracelet for the autistic - identifying feelings and works to notify the wearer. Another idea: a suit with pillows
- Eli - color changing umbrella or with a bar that helps you to walk
- Ido - teachers help kids from the periphery
- Bar - a sensor to dub and translate speech
- Don - Cutlery on both sides
- Shilat - a website that will bring the youth together
- Gilad - an unbreakable beach mat
- Noam - cruisers to help Syrian Arabs live under terror
-Agam - hair colored hearing aid cover
- Friedman - a device for the blind explaining what is around them as if they can see
- Leary - Activities for the elderly
- Dori - mind reading collar which produces a sound to help the mute
- Noga- Application for deaf people to translate speech
- Naama - a closet for short people in every store
- Bar - Headset to target and focus and mute noise for people with autism
- Age - a microphone that can be added to any book in Braille for the benefit of blind people
- Eyal- binoculars that detect their surroundings and vocally report it for the benefit of blind people
- Petel- Activities for children of migrant workers
- Einav - pants with button-heating, especially for older people
- Shani- a pencil with a built-in caps stack
- Rony - Cozy chair using soap which washes you- for disabled people
- Lior - an umbrella that can be assembled for a bike
- Rotem - making things with poor children selling it and giving them the profits
- Adi - wheelchair that can climb stairs
- Afik- wings that we can fly with
- Eyal- a robot serving the elderly
- Noam - repair services 24 hours for women who live alone
- Gal- Mobile Home so it won't be boring
- Dana - designing customized wheelchair for disabled
- Nevo - clothes that can be long and short at the same time
- Dog leash which is also useable as a rope
- Dog collar which turns into a leash, so there are two accessories in one item
- Tulip dries within 3 minutes
- Brush that lengthens with a push of a button
- An umbrella with a tip that can be connected with anything
- Stapler with pins in different shapes and colors
- Tennis racket you could reduce in size to a ping-pong racket
- A cell phone case/sunglasses case that has hidden pockets
- Non-manual umbrella, you could connect it to anything and not have to hold it
- A marker which has a stamp to use on its cap
- A calculator which gets smaller when you click a button
- Bottle with zippers in order to be able to reduce or enlarge the bottle
- A pencil box that is possible to open and enlarge so there are also cells
- Shoes with soles that can be dismantled and replaced with higher or lower ones
- One package which is divided in two for both paper towels and toilet paper
- Notebooks that can fold up and become big or small
- Magnet connected to a backpack that you could bring things so they do not wrinkle
- A bag that can be made smaller or bigger
- Baby carriage with a top that can fold and make a baby bed
- Folding board which doesn't get stuck with a big board
- The bottle that has paintings like a thermos
- Scissors which zigzag can be added to them
- Puzzle that when assembled can be drawn on
- Fork that can replace its top
- Long gloves that can be shortened with a zipper every 2cm
- Paper puncher with shapes that can be punched in
- Magic marker with different colors when you're coloring
- A pen which can add glitter and also return to its normal state by clicking a button
- Headphones which can be enlarged and decreased in size as you wish
- Socks that can be shortened with zippers
- A cap suitable for all markers, so if you lose one, you can use the other
- Wiper with attachable head and can be used as a broom
- A small marker where the writing section can be changed to be thinner or thicker
- B-inder that grows in size and gets more space in the same binder by clicking a button
- An eraser and a pen in the same tool
- Erasable ink - ink that can be wiped directly after using it
- Paint with a thin hole in the bottle's cap so it's used to paint with instead of using a thin brush
- A ruler that can be lengthened and shortened as needed
- Shapes scissors - scissors that have shapes that can be used as stencils
- A scarf that has zippers to its length and you can extend it and shorten it
- A marker which has different colors on both sides
The ideas are now undergoing testing and screening and it will then be decided which ideas will be focused on during the year.
Students from Aliyot school in Ramat Gan
Two 4th-grade classes from Aliyot school in Ramat Gan joined the EFK program hosted by teacher Levana Greenfeld, and already after the first classes began raising many ideas for projects, those recorded on bulbs and are presented in this table:
Noam - electric skateboard, you can sit and stand on it like a motorcycle, but without a license and without danger
Idan- A robot for the crippled and the elderly to help them carry bags, help them walk and be with them day and night
Osher- a robot will be with us everywhere and help us shop, do our homework, go to school instead of us and anything we desire- it will get for us
Another idea of Osher- a glove that is also a phone, the screen will be in the glove and you will talk to the hand
Erez - gun Water Filter
Abigail - a vehicle that can travel both on land and water
A phone with no contacts - so if I made a call from a friend's phone, it will be displaying my name, not the name of my friend
Ariel - Electric book- so with a push of a button is flipping through pages, and be 3-D with 3-D glasses
Yuval- iPhone 700 - When a disabled wants to make a call, he simply tells the iPhone the number, the iPhone then flies to him and call a specific number and the disabled will be able to speak
Stav- a robot technician - flat designed robot rolling on the floor, that can fix things
Yarden- phone case that is also a robot
Time Machine - so we can change the past
Ronni - potato chips, snack in an all new flavor, low-fat and delicious, just the way kids love it except it's not fattening. The proposed name: Kidikol
Gal- a computer that turns into an iPad with a push of a button
Special perfume for girls - with a new scent that suits boys and girls. The proposed name: Afroface
Electric bicycles for the disabled - with a big chair and comfortable padding, so the disabled can get faster from place to place
Lia - A clock that shows the time, says the time and can show me the way. The proposed name: Time Compass
Ariel - an umbrella for iPhone 4S - when it rains put a toothpick in the earphone jack, and it opens to an umbrella that keeps the phone dry from the rain
Noa - serving basket - put a basket in every room in the house, and put them together with a string, then rather than going out and asking to bring something from mother, father or sibling, you just put it in the basket
Mika - Robot to clean the room
Uri - flowers growing kit - kit designed for people who want to grow flowers at home, but they have no experience. Kit has the appropriate amount of water for the flower spikes, fertilizer and planter suitable in size and all that is needed is in the kit including instructions to proceed
Maor and Nadav - their ideas: a robot servant to help anyone in need, a time machine and a floating car
Miral - a button to write on, and then all the animals could talk to you
Lior - electric zipper and an automatic stopwatch for the air conditioner
Neta - sunshade in a push of a button - if someone is sitting on the porch and is hot from the sun, he can push a button to open a sunshade that is drawn out of a bag or a desk
Shahar- bottle that fills itself - if when on a trip you run out of bottled water, a button, when clicked, will somehow fill the bottle
Robot to help grandma do the housework, because she can't do everything anymore
Sivan - Disabled treadmill - so instead of walking, they will be on it and it drives
Mobile refrigerator - working on wind power and portable toaster - that works with solar energy
Yuval- two-layer wipe - one side wet and the other side dry
Shir and Romy - self-writing pencil - for disabled children who can't move their hands. Explanation in these pictures
Omer - Umbrella for a wheelchair - pressing with the foot and the umbrella opens effortlessly
Yonatan - air bag - if it's difficult for you to carry a heavy bag you can pull the string that inflates the bag, and it becomes lighter
A device for the mute with which to hear what they want to tell us and we can talk to them
Libby - when you are alone at night in the forest and no spoon to mix or fork to taste or even a knife, and most importantly, there is no light to see - a button which on it will be painted spoon, fork, knife and light - Pressing any button will give us what we want
Lihi - A closet that chooses clothes by itself - for example, I'm asking to dress nicely for school, and my closet offers a nice white shirt and blue jeans. The closet will serve me and other lazy people who do not want to choose any clothes for themselves
Liam - mobile projectors that can be taken anywhere
Ravid - got it - a glove with a touch device that has a button and can grab what you want even if it is far away from us
Omer - micro herbs - microwave that can also spice up the food according to your taste buds
Or - a phone that turns into an iPad or a computer, with a pull-away keyboard
Students from Hashalom school in Mevaseret Zion
A group of students from the Hashalom school from the Amirim program is participating in the Entrepreneurship for Kids Program hosted by Sigal Bar, a Math teacher and Vice principal.
During the first year of studying the program, group members discussed ideas for initiatives including:
Cleaning of the Halilim river - the idea was to harness the school community on Fridays, and as a community project to clean the river which is along the side of the school, while connecting the initiative to the International Cleanup Day.
Establishing a students' room- as there is a teacher's lounge, there is also a student lounge. This room will be used as a calm, relaxing place for students during recess.
Reptile museum room - at the school
Environmental sculptures- decorating the school yard using mud sculptures.
Recycled planters - for school classrooms.
After a democratic process, the Students' room was elected by a majority.
The realization of the room will be carried out during the second year of the program when a caravan was allocated earlier this year to be used as the students' lounge. Students will prepare a plan of action to make the trailer into the students' lounge. They already know that they need to furnish, decorate and design the trailer.
The plan is that the trailer will have games, books, a coffee corner, and bean bags to relax etc.
It was decided that the RV would be open only during recess and then the young entrepreneurs will share their maintenance shifts for organizing and cleaning. It's also been decided that one day of the week will be assigned to each grade to use the students' lounge.
Read about realizing the students' room venture.
Students from the Arnon school in Ramat Gan
Students in the 7th-grade at Arnon school in Ramat Gan participate in the EFK program, under the guidance of teacher, Yoram Kuhn.
After a number of meetings where students were exposed to various initiatives and ventures, students have started raising their own ideas for projects.
- A bottle of cooling and heating water
- A plate for catching lightning for the benefit of energy usage
- Automatically tying shoelaces
- Talking alarm clock - telling the time to assist the blind person
- Bicycle with an umbrella
- A device for measuring the amount of water in the pots
- A multi-usage carrying bag for Ping Pong players
- A device for applying body lotion
- Maccabi Tel Aviv app
- A teddy bear for girls, that answers questions
- Floating walking shoes
Children of the Kibbutz Eyal Camp
The Kibbutz Eyal Camp participants attended entrepreneurship workshops on the module of Entrepreneurship - anyone can, and after learning who is an entrepreneur, saw examples of entrepreneurs of both adults and children, and put forward their own ideas for projects:
Yuval- selling breakfasts for people who go to work
Daniel - make things myself and sell them, like Mr. flexible
Mika - an app on the phone where you can record TV programs remotely
Moran - a drawer accessible for disabled people, that they can open easily
Moran - library that brings the book itself after you type the name of the book on your computer
Uri - an application that helps people avoid situations that can cause allergic reactions by providing alerts depending on the type of allergy.
Yahel - the option to paint backgrounds of paintings quickly and easily
Neta - shoes that feel pits and bumps along the way and prevent falls
Neta - a website to strengthen connections between Jewish children and Palestinian children.
Students of 3rd-5th-grades of the Mordei HaGeta'ot in Ramat Gan
A group of 3rd-5th-grade students who chose to study entrepreneurial and leadership in the Mordei HaGeta'ot school in Ramat Gan attended the Entrepreneurship for Kids Program
These are initial ideas, raised by students.
Read about the selection of ideas, review and decide which ideas will advance to a realization while others are left at the brainstorming level: The process of selecting ideas, examination and realization.
Microwave that is also a TV
Intercom to call a guard
Hairdressing at school
Shirt for any size
A pencil that does homework
Small cupboard for every child in the classroom
Knife that is safe to use
A game center - board games in which the students can play during recess
Pencil that turns into a pen
Buffet at school
Shoes to lift us
Kiosk at school
A yard for each class
Students of the entrepreneurship group in the 6th-8th-grade of the Mordei HaGeta'ot school put the following ideas into projects:
- Replacements Day - a day when students bring to school things they have no use of at home and exchange them with other children.
- Application for finding the vehicle in the parking lot - an application that interacts with a sensor in the vehicle, and when running the application, a map of the parking lot is displayed and the vehicle is marked on it.
- Vehicle sensor installation that will prevent the vehicle from driving until everyone is strapped in, and that way, fewer people will be injured in the event of accidents.
- Application for the school's website - most students prefer to log on to the site using a cell phone rather than a computer. Advantages: the application will contribute to students' access and availability of the site.
- A device to keep the car at a consistent normal heat to prevent repeated deaths of babies forgotten in vehicles.
- Activity Day - a day when students in the 6th-8th-grades prepare fun sporting activities for young students in the 1st-5th-grades.
- Study competition - possible in math, spelling words in Arabic or English.
- Tables with storage compartments - so that students will not have to carry heavy bags. - This initiative came to the realization and received a lot of attention at school. Click on the link and read about it.
- Comb with hair gel - so it is possible to apply gel on your hair more easily.
- Monthly contest for recycling bottles.
- A day for giving away animals - there are families that have no interest in their pets anymore, so they take them into pens, and sometimes abandon them. On this day, families who want to adopt an animal will receive one from families who do not wish to keep their pets.
- Groupie - pajamas can be extracted and removed if you do not like the paintings. Target audience: children aged 4-10 years. Pajama dimensions come in three special colors for painting, do not create. The pajama is white. Autumn colors in the wash. Advantage: original design that children can enjoy. Their parents save money buying more than one pajama.
- Film production starring the students of the school.
- Special shoes for disabled people.
- Electronic pencil case.
- A pencil case that opens with a remote.
- A brush that combs your hair by itself.
- A shirt that folds by a remote.
- A greenhouse that operates by itself.
- Bottle that warms itself in the fridge.
- Glasses with zoom.
- A petting corner in school - people bring animals such as birds, rabbits, dogs and hamsters and the children will pet and take care of them.
- Establishing an agricultural school garden - children will grow vegetables and plants in the garden at school like carrots, cucumbers and tomatoes.
In this group, it was decided in advance to implement only one project, and in order to decide which one of the range of ideas would be the selected, a vote was taken.
This is how the venture of a desk storage was selected as the winning project idea which the group implemented.
Fifth-grade students from the Kaplan school in Petah Tikva are participating this fourth year in several meetings from the EFK program.
The group thought about ideas for projects, and the following are some of the ideas that were raised:
Michal: Students will bring board games to school and on rainy days play together in the classrooms.
Aya: Students will go through houses in their neighborhood, and explain to residents the importance of recycling, and collect from them bottles, newspapers, fabrics and objects that can be recycled.
Lihi: Lihi had several ideas for ventures:
- The establishment and fostering of garden spices and herbs in the school yard.
- A project called Tic-Tac - higher class students will help students in grades 1 and 2 to carry backpacks to the classes that are upstairs.
- Ethnicity event - students from different ethnicities will share from their ethnicity through food, clothing, music and objects.
- School production that presents the many works of students from the school.
- Mentoring project - students in the upper grades will mentor students in the lower grades.
Students from the Brenner school in Givatayim participate in this second year in the Entrepreneurship for Kids Program, and this is the Amirim program.
They started the year thinking about ideas for projects.
One of the ideas that was raised:
The project: Gym, whose entrance is a store of health products and the exit is a restaurant.
The need: people who work out at the gym are hungry after the exercise, and the restaurant food will fit the target audience.
Target audience: Region of wealthy people who are aware of the need to maintain physical fitness, and where there is no supply of fitness centers.
Students in grades 4, 5 and 6 in the Amirim school
Students participating in the EFK program put forward a number of ideas for initiatives, from which they implemented one of the ideas.
Among the ideas it has been proposed:
- Swaps market/give and take market in the school.
- Making chocolate candles and selling them.
- Secondhand fair organization outside the school walls.
- Establishment of a healthy bar (Barbari) - this idea was chosen by the majority of votes and the students implemented it at the end.
As part of the implementation, the students planned to make cups with fruit and vegetables that they cut themselves.
4th-grade students from Brenner school
The students who participated in the Entrepreneurship for Kids Program, in the framework of Amirim, have raised a bunch of useful ideas for inventions, which were gathered in the patents book.
Students from Moreshet Moshe school and children, young entrepreneurs group
Students participating in the EFK program bring their own ideas to entrepreneurship, and during the program, we examine their ideas depending on the material studied.
Examples of ideas that children raised:
Kfir (6th-grade): private English lessons that he will teach.
Shaked (5th-grade): Babysitters for dogs.
Shi (4th-grade): making the club like - fantasy role-playing, developing a robot that will serve humans, outstanding students will teach classes during school to students who have learning difficulties.
Segev (5th-grade): an entrepreneurship course that he will teach.
Aiti (4th-grade): establishing a band, schools play once a month.
Jonathan (5th-grade): construction of a juice stall with ornaments in the garden near the house.
Barak (5th-grade): developing a computer game that people will play for a subscription fee.
Elamar (5th-grade): construction of a kiosk at school
Tom (6th-grade): sale of games, toys and accessories that are no longer needed. And when I am old; I will open a shop for tricks.
Or (6th-grade): running a machine with candy and little surprises for 1 shekel for each round.
Omer (6th-grade): social enterprise: a demonstration for the rights of ornamental fish, after he learned that there is a whole industry around the injection of colors of the ornamental fish, so they look more beautiful.
Lev (6th-grade): a stall to sell lemonade juice.
A group of 4th-graders from the Moredi HaGatao't school in Ramat Gan
The group participated in the Entrepreneurship for Kids Program has many ideas for projects, including:
- An assigned room in the school aimed at creating works of art made from recycling materials that the students will bring to the school.
- The construction of sleeves (pipes) outside the school where students will send bottles and garbage directly into the appropriate recycling containers, which will be placed in the school yard.
- Establishment of a cafeteria in the school.
- Establishment of a gym in one of the classrooms in the school.
- A number of students suggested holding classes at the school in which the students will teach students from other classes (based on similar ventures that the children were exposed to during the EFK program).
- Cooking class at school.
- Organizing a dog adoption day at school.
- The construction of a robot that will do the shopping at the supermarket instead of the father and mother.
- Establishment of a healthy sandwich stand at the school.
- Establishment of an agricultural school garden, which the students will take care of.
- Construction of an elevator in the school.
- Construction of escalators between the floors of the school.
- Construction of a robot or using a computer so it recognizes the students and congratulates students celebrating a birthday.
- Allocation of a computer room with an internet connection to use for students during recess.
- Establishment of a bicycle compound in the school yard.
- Construction of a bicycle lock for the benefit of students arriving by bicycle to school.
- Establishment of a cinema at the school for the students' benefit with a film library which students will bring from home.
- Placement of ice cream machine in the school.
- Establishment of a candy stand at the school.
- The production of electricity from potatoes - the idea of a student following a television program he had seen.
- Organization of days of selling second-hand toys.
- When there is a need for a substitute teacher the students will choose the teacher.
AA group of fifth-graders from the school Psagot in Kiryat Bialik
The students who participated in the Entrepreneurship for Kids program, were asked to generate ideas for projects which they will try to implement.
- One group's idea was: the construction of a stall selling fresh juices. This project was implemented by the entrepreneur students with great success.
- Another group came with an idea of: setting up a makeup stall and nail polish for Purim. This project was also successfully implemented.
- The third group conceived the idea for a project: preparing candy skewers in honor of the family day.
- Another idea for a project that was raised: the establishment of a stall selling fruit smoothies in flavors of strawberry banana. The idea gained much sympathy, and the students will consider the establishment of the idea when the fruit prices go down.
Students in seventh-grade from the middle school Hazav in Alfie Menashe
Participants of the EFK program, all are young entrepreneurs, students in seventh-grade from the middle school Hazav in Alfie Menashe introduced a number of ideas for ventures:
The young entrepreneurs sat together and each of them ranked the ideas above and more ideas that were raised, so that at the end the group decided to implement three of them.
In the table are presented the ratings of the ideas:
Read on realization of the selected projects on the page: Kids initiate.
- Children's ideas for projects - part II
- About the program
- Implementation in schools
- Israel - Startup Nation
- About Galit Zamler
- Experiences from the program
- Experiences from the program - part II
- Projects carried out by kids
- Projects carried out by kids - part II
- The process of selecting ideas
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