Children's Ideas for Projects, Inventions, and Social Initiatives By Galit Zamler
Children participating in the Entrepreneurship for Kids Program raise ideas for projects, inventions, and social initiatives. After the students examine their ideas in the classroom, some remain at the idea level, some are promoted as much as possible, and some are carried out.
This page and the "More ideas for projects" page tell about many students' ideas that came up during the entrepreneurial program.
Many children have come up with wonderful ideas for ventures and initiatives as well during their participation in Hackathon events including in Vickathons - Virtual Hackathons.
Sometimes the question arises on how to choose from the many students' ideas which to execute and which ones not?. There is a structured process of screening ideas. You can learn about it on the page describing the process of coming up with ideas for projects, prioritizing, and executing them.
There are other cases where the kids find it challenging 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 the many issues on their environment which require creative solutions. From here, the way to raise ideas for initiatives and projects is short.
However, for students to feel comfortable raising ideas for projects, it is essential to create an atmosphere of openness in the class, do brainstorming, and to understand there is no such thing as "hallucinatory ideas" and 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 sixth-graders our entrepreneurship program for children.
The students presented their ideas for projects to Galit Zamler, 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 are 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 Ariel Sharon school in Holon, under the director Ruti Keren, participated in entrepreneurship classes for young students.
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 befits its role, the entrepreneurial group has plenty of ideas for social initiatives. The young leaders raised over seventy ideas for projects that they will examine and choose to realize one to three of them.
Seventh Graders at the ORT High School in Holon
7th and 6th graders at the ORT Holon participated in a three-session Hackathon, during which they underwent a process of thinking about project ideas, creating prototypes, and presenting them in the style of an elevator pitch.
Seventh grade five:
- "Douchma" - a shower with a 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
- A 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 the design
- "The Ultimate Tent" - an orthopedic tent that is also isolated from heat and cold
- Electric turbine
- A refrigerator that filters spoiled food
- Baby carriage with temperature control
Seventh grade six:
- 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 that 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
- 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 automatically opens when it detects that it is raining
- Chip scans what is missing in the refrigerator and presents a detailed list
Sixth-graders at the Rivka Guber School in Moshav Nehora
Sixth graders at the "Rivka Guber" school asked to leave their mark on the school and to make this process meaningful. They attended a lecture by Galit Zamler about the entrepreneurial world. This talk inspired them and motivated them to take 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 place, such as security, costs, maintenance, etc.
The kids also thought of building a complex of sports and wellness at school. This idea meets the need for maintaining a healthy and enjoyable lifestyle.
Another group of students offered to set up a cafeteria at school. It could also serve as 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 is an idea of establishing 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 restroom 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 stable 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 protecting 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 curriculum by himself and decide which lesson to enter and with which teacher
- Allow playing music 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 participated 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 we must 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 is 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 required.
- 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
- An automatic system that 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 the Dvora Omer School in Netanya
4th-grade students in the 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.
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 concluded 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 action plan 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 was born.
Ori Shahaf and Yahli Cotigaru 4th-grade students came up with a venture idea: A laser pen that identifies typos.
The kids wanted to solve a problem that troubles many people.
They were 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 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 the difficulties of their 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, fearful, 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 shapes in several schools and even reached the final of the "Move Yourself" contest in the form of "An anti-anger bracelet," an idea created by 7th-grade students in the Yad Giora Junior High in Herzliya.
"Soccer Friendship" Guy, a 4th-grade student, came up with an idea to decrease violence rates by playing 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 the Avnei Ha'choshen School in Shoham
3rd-grade students from the Avnei Ha'choshen school participated in empowering classes, part of the EFK program.
At some point, the students raised the need to help the teacher 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 that 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 the class is disturbing the teacher.
Agam suggested every student will have a robot that will tell him/her to stop making noise if he/she 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 the Osishkin School in Ramat HaSharon
Students from the Osishkin school in Ramat HaSharon are participating in entrepreneurship classes led by Miri Molcho, who is conducting the program for the last two years.
The students toured their city, watching what is going around them with a goal 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. They then presented them to their classmates.
The students were asked to write the pros and cons of each idea (positive and negative reasons).
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 the resources needed and what needs to be done to realize it.
The teacher had her 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 or the babysitters do not bring books with them to the garden.
This was when the idea of a public library in playgrounds 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 the A. D. Gordon School in Kfar Saba
Since the academic year 2016-17, A. D. Gordon school has been an incubator for entrepreneurship.
Students in fifth and sixth-grade, with the help of the entrepreneurship curriculum for kids, raised ideas for initiatives, 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 appropriately spiced.
The children 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 of 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 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 kids 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 people who allow themselves luxury, and the entrepreneurs have also taken disabled people into account. The device will enable them to wash their hair without someone's help. This helmet also helps hairdressers by saving costs on workers, allowing them to focus on their customers.
The kids said: "Our vision is to go far with this invention; we think 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 headdress - straight, curly, wavy, dyed, etc."
The slogan is: "If your hands are full and things are messy - Shower Helmet is your right choice!"
A safe-to-use iron - Tal came up with 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 detects 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 other 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 set off an alarm when the fire is burning for too long pointlessly; it 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 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 convey a 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 idea was born.
What is it, essentially? A natural 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.
That's it. We are tired of seeing them being treated differently and unfairly.
They are human-like anyone else, and they deserve to get the same attitude.
Help us make a change.
If you deserve it, they deserve it too."
Big brothers and sisters
This idea aims to help children in the lower grades.
The social enterprise idea of two students, who understand the difficulty of children without older siblings, and that they need help and friends:
Electronic map for finding lost objects
Young entrepreneurs made a presentation which explained the need for a live electronic map, capable of high zoom level, that helps locate objects.
Calming Room - A room with games and accessories that help to relax
Young entrepreneurs while presenting the room idea:
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 prevent the teachers from worrying.
It's a solution for children that tend to get angry quickly 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, radio, and much more."
ZPOP - A popcorn container attached to a drink container that keeps the drink cold; the box has a handle and a small purse for small personal stuff to help you and keep your hands free.
A three-dimensional computer model of the product:
The students presented their ideas at the entrepreneurs' convention.
"Fun and Fun" - a playroom for children at school
A group of young entrepreneurs, including 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 A.D. Gordon school in Kfar Saba.
The playroom will include board games, video games, and a VIP area, especially for birthdays for a small number of children.
The entrepreneurs priced the entrance to the room to be 3 NIS or for a donation, such as furniture or games; the number of tickets given will depend on the value of the donation.
The young entrepreneurs asked to raise donations during the school's "entrepreneurs convention," such as money, furniture, board games, and game consoles.
Help Me - A phone app that alerts of obstacles in the way: Big stones, dog feces, stairs, trees, cars, poles, and more.
The young entrepreneurial team presented the idea of the "Help Me" app :
MadGalai - stickers with numbers on them are affixed to objects. With the "MadGalai" device, one can locate the objects.
The developer students made a presentation and introduced the idea to the class:
CCW - comb + cleaner + water.
The children thought about the people who suffer from hair loss and devised an idea on how to relieve them:
Roboshop - a robot that does the shopping for us. It also has a cleaning machine.
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, they presented the idea to parents and educators:
Ideas of Fourth to Sixth-Grade Students 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 five questions about each project 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 for the project and the target audience.
Their classmates asked them questions 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 checked and researched 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 the Kiryat Ye'arim school. This idea came up after one student 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 the name of another student with whom he/she will spend time during breaks. The goal of the project is to expand the circle of acquaintances between students.
A team of entrepreneurs was formed around each idea.
Besides, the students decided to implement ideas that were considered as easy to apply, such as the decoration of the classroom doors for Purim holiday.
Ideas of Seventh-Grade Students at the Yad Giora Middle School in Herzliya
Three seventh-grade classes at the Yad Giora Middle school in Herzliya are studying entrepreneurship lessons, with the guidance of 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 should 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 program 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 got a certificate of appreciation.
An application for reporting about the crossings
The application will notify the user where the nearest crosswalk is, and if they cross, the app will tell the user how far the closest car is from the crosswalk, and how long it will take to reach them.
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 seat
This initiative also reached the final of the competition "Move Yourself" - read more about it.
Filtering 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' invention.
Students of the Sixth-Grade, Katznelson School from Kfar-Sirkin
Children at the Katznelson school in Kfar Sirkin are participating in entrepreneurship classes out of the EFK program, under the guidance of the teacher, Lee Glick.
At the beginning of the learning process, the students came up with many ideas for ventures, presented them to their classmates, listened to suggestions for improvements, 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 enlarge the screen image according to one's lens number.
- 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 cell for each item (scissors, pencils, markers).
To enable students to know what is in every cell, it was suggested that the cells 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: 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 answering this question, Mika's idea is an ordinary plate, which allows us to know what the components of the meal are before heating it in the microwave. The students asked: "How will the plate know the value of the ingredients?"
- Ayalon Katz's ideas:
1) Ayalon participates in a tennis club, and he noticed that picking up the balls takes a lot of time. So his idea meets this need - a robot to collect the balls and throw them in the direction of the net. This will save us time, instead of walking around the court and picking up all the balls, we can pick them up from 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 unique clip so that a pair of socks always remains attached.
- Tal's idea: Sole self-replacing shoe. The idea stemmed from Tal's need to switch shoes when she goes from a running training session to a ballet class. Instead, Tal wants to replace the soles according to the activity type.
- 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 while doing homework.
- Oren Bloch's idea: Voice-operated Segway and running a vacuum cleaner by remote-controlled speech.
Students of the HaManhil School in Ramat Gan
In the school year of 2015, students of the third, fourth, sixth, seventh, and eighth grades attended entrepreneurship classes at school, with the encouragement of the 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 schoolyard, coming from the need of students to play soccer at recess and after school hours, which is an everyday activity in Israel.
The same need came up in the 3rd and 4th-grade students who asked to take part in realizing the idea.
The students prepared a list of reasons that support and justify the need for the idea to convince the school header to comply and assist where possible.
The letter was delivered to Mrs. Ayala Elbaz, the school principal, and she agreed to the students' request.
At this stage, the entrepreneurial students have written a letter they intend to give to the Mayor of Ramat Gan, Mr. Israel Singer.
Read more about the initiative of installing soccer goal spots on the Kids initiate page.
A Pancake Stand
In light of the experience of the school students last year in setting up a squeezed fruit stand, the young entrepreneurs have come up with an idea for running a pancake stand called HaManhil Pancake House.
The students planned the location of the Pancake House that they will set up on one of the Fridays.
Then, they 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 venture was not approved by the school's PTA. Instead, the students planned another project of an ice cream stand - this project was supported both by the school principal and the parent committee.
Cleaning and Maintenance of the School's Restroom
The students feel the need to improve the hygiene standard of the school's restroom and want it to be more pleasant.
For this, eighth-graders sat and planned what should be done to make this happen.
They planned that first, the restroom would be cleaned thoroughly. At the same time, they will ask all school students to bring products and accessories to help keep it clean. The division was made between the grades in the 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 restrooms at school, and despite the detailed planning for the realization of the idea, in practice, when it was time for action, the students decided not to implement the concept.
The reason was that because they are eighth-graders, and this is their last year at school, they'd hardly be able to enjoy the fruits of their efforts.
It was an excellent opportunity to talk with the students about what motivates us to carry out projects? And how much motivation is needed to make ventures come true?
Venture Ideas of 6th, 7th-graders
At the beginning of the school year, many students had ideas and tried to combine them:
Blogs Website for Helping Students
The entrepreneurial students came up with an idea for building a blog site, where students would help each other in understanding the material being taught and in doing homework.
Registration will be done with a password that will be purchased for a nominal fee of about 15 Shekels.
The money accumulated from the registry will be for the benefit of cancer patients.
To finance the cost of setting up the site, the young entrepreneurs decided on two projects, through which they would raise money for the benefit of this venture.
These two are:
- A drinking stand with four types of drinks. The sale is in exchange for disposable bottles.
- A program in which the students will teach classes and workshops for 20 Shekels per hour.
The students came up with preliminary ideas for marketing the site and thought about how to convince the students to register.
This is a preliminary design of the idea:
Later in the school year, students came up with one solid idea:
Collecting Depositable Bottles as a Donation to Children in Hospitals
Young entrepreneurs were clear from the start: they want to donate to sick children in hospitals.
After raising some ideas, it was decided to focus on motivating school children to collect bottles for the refundable deposit.
With the money they earn, they will buy games, which will be donated to sick children.
The students prepared a marketing plan to encourage all students to participate in the project.
Ideas for Inventions of the 3rd and 4th-graders
- Umbrella for mobile
- School Elevator
- A day when all students will be allowed to bring their pets to school
- A shop within the school. All for 5 Shekels including food and drink
- Using the iPad as a school notebook
- Petting zoo at school
- Pencil/Sharpener Combo
- Remote-controlled ball
- A bag with an umbrella
- Sharpener combined with eraser
- Colored pencil with the option to change colors
- A shoe that can be enlarged to save money when growing
- Scissors with a button to fold them, and you can put them into a storage
- Notebook attached to a pencil and has two buttons: one has jelly to play when bored, and the other writes our homework
The first sketch of the idea:
- Locker with a shelf
- Playground in 3rd-grade
Read about the realization of some of these ideas 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/she knows and explain why he/she decided it.
Students from the HaManhil School in Ramat Gan
In 2015, students of the 7th-grade in the leadership and entrepreneurship team at the HaManhil school in Ramat Gan discussed ideas for enterprises:
- Sandwiches kiosk and sweets
- Elevator/escalator at school
- Touch screen to be used in the classroom
- Robot teacher
- Robot student
- Change the school's ring once a month
- Questionnaire feedback on school teachers
- Change the curriculum so that there will be a break of 10 minutes between classes
- Petting zoo at school
- Fruit smoothies stand in the school
The entrepreneurial students presented their ideas. For each idea, questions were raised by the group members, and the idea owners came up with answers in the following class.
In the end, it was decided to implement two ventures that everyone was interested in: changing the school ring and setting up a squeezed fruit stand.
These ideas were indeed realized. Click to read about it.
An eighth-grade entrepreneurial leadership group also came up with an idea for a venture: Establishing a chill zone in the schoolyard for eighth-graders only.
School principal, Ayala Elbaz, confirmed the realization of the idea, and the students began planning. First, they found the perfect place at the school, assigned to the project.
This photo was taken when the entrepreneurial students, together with their teacher, Michal Maman, explored the school grounds in finding the right place for establishing the chill zone.
Then, the entrepreneurs began to check the facilities' costs, bean bags, and synthetic grass, which they intend to buy for the chill zone.
In these photos, students find out the costs of the different items on the Internet.
Students from the Hebrew Reali School in Haifa
A group of fourth-graders from the Hebrew Reali School in Haifa joined the EFK program in 2015, led by the teacher, Keren Mizrachi.
The students came up with many project ideas, all of which were written in a shared notebook. Each lesson began by presenting the idea to the group members while discussing who will want the idea, how to implement it, how to realize it, and more.
The entrepreneurial students checked whether their ideas already existed in the market or not.
After examining and after discussions about their ability to realize their thoughts, target audience, etc., a few selected ideas remained. They presented these ideas to parents at the school's parent-teacher conference.
- Development of lollipop wrapper, so that it would be easy to open. This idea led the group to a visit to the Elite Company. The young students presented the lollipop wrapper idea to the managers to get their feedback. Read more about it on page Experiences from the Program.
- Setting up a playground designed for physically challenged people. Students who felt a connection to this idea created a model of such an accessible playground.
This concept came up in other schools as well. At the Kaplan school in Petah Tikva, students turned to the municipality, which promised to set up such a playground.
- Development of a GPS for bicycles, with a designed app, so that bikes can be located, and we will know where it is. To illustrate the idea, the students used a bike model.
- A machine that allows you to choose the taste of the medicine. Pressing different buttons will change the taste of the drug, e.g., pressing button No. 1, the medicine will have a taste of grapes. The entrepreneurial kids upgraded the product and thought that if there is a power outage, then the machine will be plugged to an antenna to charge it.
- A Toddler head holder to hold their head if it falls as they fall asleep while traveling. Read more about this toddler invention.
After deciding on the three ideas, the students created prototypes for different wraps that open quickly, conducted a survey among the school students to choose the best solution, and then contacted Elite, a candy company, and presented there their idea.
The students also promoted the realization of the social venture. They led a survey among parents and teachers to find out how much the toddler's strap is needed. It turned out to be needful, but they also found that this solution was against the law.
Students from the Katznelson School in Kfar Sirkin
This long list of project ideas of sixth-graders from the Katznelson school was created after the teacher, Lee Glick, who guides the entrepreneurship program, heard that some students had no entrepreneurial ideas.
With some guidance, Lee asked the students to think about their personal needs, and they began to raise ideas.
- Roy - A phone with a projector
- Geffen - Small umbrella for iPhone
- Ravid - Clothes that change colors
- Roy R. - Clothes for both boys and girls
- Maya - A small rooftop for an iPhone, because it is hard to see anything in the sun
- Noa - Friendship Bracelet for the autistic. It can detect feelings and notify the wearer. Another idea: a suit with pillows
- Eli - A color-changing umbrella or with a bar that helps you to walk
- Ido - Teachers help children from the periphery
- Bar - A sensor to dub and translate speech
- Don - Dinnerware with cutlery on both sides
- Shilat - A website that will bring youth together
- Gilad - An unbreakable beach mat
- Noam - Cruisers to help Syrian Arabs live under the terror
- Agam - Hair-color hearing cover
- Friedman - A device that will explain to the blind what is around them as if they 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 - Headphones that mute noise to help people with autism stay focus
- Age - A microphone that can be added to any book in Braille for the benefit of blind people
- Eyal - Binoculars that see what's happening around and report out loud 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 needy children selling it and giving them the profits
- Adi - A 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 - A 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 used as a rope
- Dog collar which turns into a leash, so there are two accessories in one item
- Tulip dries within 3 minutes
- A 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 don't 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
- A bottle with zippers 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
- A 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
- A binder that grows in size and gets more space 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 flat 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
At this point, the students examine the ideas and prioritize them. Then they will decide which ideas to promote during the year.
Students from the Aliyot School in Ramat Gan
Two 4th-grade classes from the Aliyot school in Ramat Gan joined the EFK program hosted by teacher Levana Greenfeld. After the first classes, they began raising many ideas for projects, which they wrote on bulbs and are presented here:
Noam - Electric skateboard, you can sit and stand on it like a motorcycle, but without a license and with no danger
Idan - A robot for the disabled and the elderly to help them carry bags, help them walk and be with them day and night
Osher - A robot that will be with us everywhere and help us shop, do our homework, go to school for us, and anything else we desire, it will get it 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 - A gun that filters water
Abigail - A vehicle that can travel both on land and water
A phone with no contacts - so if I make a call from a friend's phone, it will be displaying my name, not the name of my friend.
Ariel - Electric book that with a push of a button, you are flipping through pages, and with 3-D glasses
Yuval - An iPhone 700 - When a disabled wants to make a call, he tells the iPhone the number, the iPhone will call the 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 - A phone case that is also a robot
Time Machine - With the ability to change the past
Ronni - A new, refined, low-fat, tasty, crisp-flavored kids snack, just the taste of the kiddies but not fattening. Suggested Name: Kidikul
Gal - A computer that turns into an iPad with the push of a button
Unique perfume for girls - with a new scent that suits boys and girls alike. The proposed name: Afroface
Electric bicycles for the disabled - with a big chair and comfortable padding, so the disabled can move 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, just 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 - A robot that helps to clean the room
Uri - Flowers growing kit - kit designed for people who want to grow flowers at home, but without the experience to do so. The 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 package, including the required instructions.
Maor and Nadav - 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 - An electric zipper and an automatic stopwatch for the air conditioner
Neta - A sunshade in a push of a button. If someone is sitting on the porch and is feeling the heat from the sun, he can push a button to open a sunshade coming out of a bag or a desk.
Shahar - A bottle that fills itself. If one is on a trip and runs out of bottled water, with a click of a button the container is filled
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 wipes, one side wet and the other is 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, in which one can press with the foot, and the umbrella opens effortlessly
Yonatan - Airbag, which is used when it's difficult for you to carry a heavy bag, pull the string, which will inflate 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 back to them
Libby - When you are alone in the forest at night and no spoon to mix or fork or even a knife, and most importantly, there is no light to see, a button on it will be showing spoon, fork, knife, and light. Just press any of it, and it will give you what you 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 cabinet will serve other lazy people who do not want to choose any clothes for themselves and me.
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.
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 the Hashalom School in Mevaseret Zion
A group of students from the Hashalom school 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 some ideas, which include:
Cleaning 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, so there will be a student lounge. This room will serve as a relaxing place for students during recess.
Reptile museum room in the school
Environmental sculptures - Decorating the schoolyard using mud sculptures.
Recycled planters for school classrooms.
After a democratic process, the majority agreed on the Students' room.
The realization of the room will be achieved during the second year of the program, but meanwhile, a caravan has been 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' room. They already know that they need to furnish, decorate, and design the trailer.
The plan is that there will be games, books, a coffee corner, and bean bags to relax in the caravan.
It was decided that the room would be open only during recess, and then the young entrepreneurs will share their maintenance shifts for organizing and cleaning it. It's also been decided that one day of the week will be assigned to each grade to use the students' lounge.
Read more about realizing the students' room venture.
Students from the Arnon School in Ramat Gan
Students in the 7th-grade at the Arnon school in Ramat Gan participate in the EFK program, led by teacher Yoram Kuhn.
After several meetings where students were exposed to various initiatives and ventures, they started coming up with their project ideas.
- A bottle for cooling and heating water
- Lightning capture plate for power utilization
- Automatically tying shoelaces
- Talking alarm clock - telling the time to assist blind people
- 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 workshop on Entrepreneurship - Anyone Can, and after learning who an entrepreneur is, they saw examples of entrepreneurs of both adults and children, and they put forward their own project ideas:
Yuval - Selling breakfasts for people who go to work
Daniel - Make things myself and sell them, like Mr. flexible.
Mika - A phone app that can record TV programs remotely
Moran - An accessible drawer for disabled people
Moran - A library that brings a book by itself after typing the book's name on the 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 these students.
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
A knife that is safe to use
A centerboard games in which the students can play during recess
A pencil that turns into a pen
An electric bag
A buffet at school
Shoes to lift us
A kiosk at school
A yard for each class
Read about the process of choosing ideas, evaluating them, and deciding which ideas to implement and which others will be left at the brainstorming level: The process of choosing ideas, examination, and realization.
The 6th-8th-grade Students of the Mordei Hageta'ot School Put Forward the Following Projects Ideas
- Replacements Day - a day when students bring to school things they have not been using at home and exchange them with other children.
- Application for finding the vehicle in the parking lot - an app that interacts with a sensor in the vehicle, and when running the app, a map of the parking lot is displayed, and the vehicle is marked on it. This makes it easy to find the car.
- Vehicle sensor installation that will prevent the vehicle from driving until everyone is strapped in, and that way, fewer people will be injured in accidents.
- School Website App - Most students prefer to enter the school site from the cell phone rather than from a computer. Advantages: the application will be easier for the students to access the website.
- 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 to 8th-grades prepare fun and sporting activities for young students in the 1st to 5th-grades.
- Study competition - possibly in Math, spelling words in Arabic or English.
- Tables with storage compartments - so that students will not have to carry heavy school bags. This initiative came to the realization and got a lot of interest in school. Click on the link and read more about it.
- Comb with hair gel for making it is possible to apply the gel on your hair more easily.
- Monthly contest for recycling bottles.
- A day for giving away animals - some families 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 get one from families who do not wish to keep their pets anymore.
- 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 unique colors for painting. 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
- A bottle that warms itself in the fridge
- Glasses with a zoom option
- School petting zoo - 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 the school like carrots, cucumbers, and tomatoes.
In this group, it was decided in advance to implement only one project and to determine which one of the range of ideas would be selected. It was subjected to a voting process.
This is how the venture of the desk storage was chosen as the winning project idea which the group implemented.
Fifth-graders from the Kaplan School in Petah Tikva Are participating This Fourth Year in Several Meetings From the EFK Program.
The group thought about projects ideas, and the following are some of the ideas that were raised:
Michal: Students will bring board games to school and play together in the classrooms on rainy days.
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 had several ideas for ventures:
- Establishing and fostering garden spices and herbs in the schoolyard.
- A project called Tik-Tak - higher class students will help students in first and second grades carry their schoolbags to the classes that are upstairs.
- Ethnicity event - students from different ethnicities will share things from their ethnic groups such as food, clothing, music, and objects.
- School production that presents the many works of the students.
- Mentoring project - students in the upper grades will mentor students in the lower grades.
Students From the Brenner School in Givatayim Participate for the Second Year in the Entrepreneurship for Kids Program
They started the year thinking about ideas for projects.
One of the ideas that raised: A Gym in which its 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 exercising, and the restaurant will match the food to the target audience.
Target audience: Wealthy people who are aware of the need to maintain physical fitness, and have no fitness centers in the area.
Students in Grades 4th, 5th, and 6th in the Amirim School
Students who are participating in the EFK program put forward some ideas, from which one was implemented.
The ideas that were proposed:
- Swaps market/give and take fair in the school.
- Making chocolate candles and selling them.
- Second-hand fair outside the school.
- Establishment of a healthy bar (Barbari) - the majority chose this idea through voting, and the students implemented it.
As part of the implementation, the students planned to make cups with fruit and vegetables that they cut themselves.
4th-grade Students From the Brenner School
The entrepreneurial students came up with several ideas for useful inventions, which they gathered in the "Patent Book."
Students from the Moreshet Moshe School and Young Entrepreneurs Group
Students participating in the EFK program raised their own ideas for projects. Throughout the lessons, we examined their ideas according to the content being studied.
Examples of ideas that the children came up with:
Kfir (6th-grade): Private English lessons that he will teach
Shaked (5th-grade): Babysitting for dogs
Shai (4th-grade): Establishing an "As If" club - 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
Itay (4th-grade): Establishing a band that will play in the school once a month
Jonathan (5th-grade): Setting up a booth for selling juice 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): Setting up a kiosk at the school
Tom (6th-grade): "Selling second-hand games, toys, and accessories that I don't need anymore. And when I grow up: I'll open a shop for tricks."
Or (6th-grade): Running a machine with candy and small items for 1 Shekel for each round.
Omer (6th-grade): Social Venture: A demonstration for ornamental fish rights, after learning that there is an entire industry around color injection for ornamental fish to make them look more beautiful.
Lev (6th-grade): Lemonade Juice Stand
A group of 4th-graders From the Mordei Hagatao't School in Ramat Gan
The group participated in the Entrepreneurship for Kids Program had many project ideas, including:
- An assigned room in the school for creating artwork from recycling materials that the students will bring to the school.
- Constructing"sleeves" (pipes) outside the school building where students will send bottles and garbage directly into the appropriate recycling containers, which will be placed in the schoolyard.
- Establishing a cafeteria in the school.
- Establishing a gym in one of the school classrooms.
- Several 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.
- Build a robot to do the shopping at the supermarket instead of dad and mom.
- Establishing a healthy sandwich stand at the school.
- Establishing 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.
- Build a robot or use an existing computer so that it can identify the students and greet students celebrating a birthday.
- Assigning a computer room with an internet connection for students' use during recess.
- Establishing a bicycle compound in the schoolyard.
- Construction of a bicycle lock for the benefit of students arriving by bicycle to school.
- Establishing a cinema in the school for the students' benefit with a film library that they will bring from home.
- Placing an ice cream machine at school.
- Establishing a candy stand at the school.
- Potato power generation - the idea came up following a television show the student saw
- Organization of days of selling second-hand toys.
- When there is a need for a substitute teacher, the students will choose the teacher.
A Group of Fifth-graders From the Psagot School in Kiryat Bialik
The entrepreneurial students were asked to come up with venture ideas which they will try to implement.
- One group's idea: Setting up a booth for selling fresh juices. This project was implemented by the entrepreneur students with great success.
- Another group came with the 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 raised: Establishing a stall for selling fruit smoothies in flavors of strawberry and banana. The idea gained much sympathy. However, the students will consider realizing it when the fruit prices go down.
Students in Seventh-grade From the Hazav Middle School in Alfie Menashe
Participants of the EFK program, all are young entrepreneurs, students in seventh-grade from the Hazav middle school in Alfie Menashe came up with some ideas for ventures:
The young entrepreneurs sat together, and each rated the ideas raised, so eventually, the group decided to realize three of them:
This table shows the ratings of the ideas:
Read about the realization of the selected projects on the page: Kids initiate.
Read about more project ideas of young students.
- 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
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