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Projects Carried Out in Entrepreneurship Educators Schools

This "Kids initiate" page presents a collection of projects, inventions, and social initiatives of entrepreneurial students, children, and youth who have made an effort to realize their ideas.

More ventures are listed on the "More Children's Projects" page.

Many have been implemented within the framework of schools who conduct entrepreneurship education. Other ventures were set up by kids and young people who chose to share the story of their venture to inspire other children.

Entrepreneurial children who take entrepreneurship classes accompanied by the Entrepreneurship for Kids Program learn all the steps for establishing a venture, from concept to implementation. This entrepreneurship process, in which the students take an active part in, encourages each and every one of them to express their strengths, capabilities, skills, and interests.

During the program, the young entrepreneurs set up projects, accompanied by a facilitator/teacher/other school staff who serves as a mentor for the kids.

Nurturing a creative approach to problem-solving and developing entrepreneurial thinking occurs during a series of meetings in which students learn various aspects of entrepreneurship.

Watch the example regarding the subjects that were taught to one of the groups, where the students have raised ideas for ventures, prioritized them, carried out surveys, and tested the ability to develop and implement them.

The Social Venture: Pajamas for children at risk
The Entrepreneurial Girls: Participants in the entrepreneurship course in Hong Kong

A 10 session entrepreneurship course in Hong Kong, based on the EFK program, has come to an end.

One entrepreneurial group worked on a social project of "Children for Children".

The young entrepreneurs designed and sewed two pajamas of onesie type, one for boys and one for girls, with the idea of distributing pajamas to children at risk and in distress, thinking that pajamas represent warmth, home, and love.

The pajamas are intended to be sold in Hong Kong, and for every pajama sold, other pajamas will be donated to a child at risk of the customer's choice.

In the photo: The entrepreneurial girls present their pajama project.

The entrepreneurial girls from Hong Kong introduce the pajamas project for children at risk

The Social Venture: A tent like a home
The Entrepreneurship Group: Participants in the entrepreneurship course in Hong Kong

This is another social project of the participants in the EFK course in Hong Kong, which was created with lots of thinking and creativity.

The project strives to help solve the problem of homeless people. The young entrepreneurs, who are exposed daily to the cost-of-living and the number of homeless people in Hong Kong, have decided to create a tent that acts like home for those who have no home.

The product, several times larger than a regular tent, includes additional accessories such as lighting, a mattress and even a water storage container, and the tent folds into a bag.

The tent achieves four main conditions: comfortable, lightweight, affordable, and portable.

The children's vision is to distribute the tent to the homeless so that they can achieve a little privacy, warmth, and comfort.

In the picture, the young entrepreneurs present a model of the tent:

A social project of children from Hong Kong - a tent that is home to homeless people

Entrepreneurial Seeds
The Entrepreneur Children: Students of the Sadot school in Pardes Hanna Karkur

The students of the "Sadot" school participate throughout the year in entrepreneurship classes, divided into different age groups.

The students, accompanied by their teachers, raise ideas for projects in various fields and then study the chosen subject and implement projects.

At the end of the year, a multi-participant event called "Seeds of Entrepreneurship" was held, presenting the students' entrepreneurial products.

The Social Initiative: Teach second-graders computer skills
The Social Entrepreneurs: Fifth and sixth class pupils in Hayovel school in Modi'in

At the Hayovel school in Modi'in, the kids have studied entrepreneurship classes under the management of Ronit Ravizada, based on the entrepreneurship course for kids.

One of the mutual projects for pupils from the fifth and sixth grades was to teach second-grade students practical computer competencies.

Amit and Yael, fifth-grade pupils, sum up their experience:

"One of the elective courses at school was 'entrepreneurship'. Eight kids from the fifth and sixth grades were selected and we were among them. The course's teacher is Ruti Shtark and she has supported us once a week by helping us execute social projects.

In the beginning, we learned what entrepreneurship is and raised executable and practical ideas.

One of our ideas was to teach second-graders computer competencies before they proceed to third grade.

The teachers chose five pupils out of each class and divided us into pairs. Each pair mentored five pupils.

The meetings were on a weekly basis in a pre-determined hour, where we received permission from our parents and the principal to absence from our class. We mentored them for eight lessons using laptops. In the first lesson, we worked with them on basic tasks in Microsoft Word. In the following lessons, each pupil chose an animal and composed a presentation which included: What does it eat? Where does it live? And How does it reproduce? They added videos and pictures, discovered ample information on the animal, all while learning how to use a computer. They learned how to compose presentation and integrate animations in a more fun and creative way within a small group.

In the last class, they experienced a game with Kahoot, which they enjoyed and also learned new things.

We enjoyed teaching them things which, for us, seemed trivial. We enjoyed this process and had fun with one other.

We learned that we have confidence and we ended the initiative with a great sense of pride and satisfaction."

Social Entrepreneurship - 5th and 6th graders teach second-graders computer skills

The Invention: "Corkcan"
The Young Inventors: Rinat, David, and Maayan, sixth graders at the Hayovel school in Ashdod.

Rinat, David, and Maayan took part in the entrepreneurship studies at the school and, as a result of the classes, they came up with an idea called "Corkcan".

This is a wear-on cork which prevents the drink from spilling and alters it into a reusable can. It helps the environment by reducing pollution.

They consider their probability of success as very high: "We are sixth graders; motivated, determined, and have a strong will to market our initiative. We have great experience in entrepreneurship and we will never give up."

The entrepreneurs had a few specified targets:

"Make the product popular among the Israeli population, diminish the level of pollution, bring positive change to our environment, develop teamwork, and increase our social involvement and capabilities."

The invention of children - a cork for a can

The Social Initiative: We are ready to read
The Girl Entrepreneurs: Sixth graders Maayan and Jasmine at the Hayovel school in Ashdod

Maayan and Jasmine focused on solving social problems. Once they identified one, they defined their purpose: "To help second-grade pupils to read in an enjoyable and good manner".

They chose to teach second grade pupils in small groups of four to five.

They found a suitable target audience and they were satisfied with their ability to give back to the community.

 social initiative to practice reading with second graders

The Social Venture: Ball game tournaments
The Entrepreneurs: Maor, Linor, Racheli, Ilay, and Alle from the sixth grade at the Hayovel school in Ashdod

One of the social initiatives that were raised by the students studying entrepreneurship was to organize tournaments for third and fourth graders, which will be led by sixth graders.

Most students love ball games, but in order to create interest and a different approach, they chose to host tournaments.

The target population was the third and fourth grades.

In the picture, the proud entrepreneurs present their initiative in front of their parents and the community in a "pinnacle night" at school.

An initiative to hold ball game tournaments for third and fourth graders

The Social Initiative: Purimatica (Purim & Math)
The entrepreneurship Group: Sixth graders at the Hayovel school in Ashdod

Throughout the entrepreneurship classes at the Hayovel school, many ideas were raised for ventures, inventions, and social initiatives for solving social problems.

One group combined the joy accompanying the Purim holiday with the study of mathematics.

The group prepared an activity named "Purimatica" to let children enjoy learning mathematics in a fun and humorous approach.

The students spoke about their initiative in the 'evening of excellence', which took place at end of the year at the school

Purimatica, a project that combines pleasure and mathematics

The Social Project: Cheer up children in the hospital
The Social Entrepreneurs: Sixth-graders at the Hayovel school in Ashdod.

A group of sixth grade students at the Hayovel school designed and executed a plan with the goal to cheer up children in the regional hospital.

The students planned and organized various kinds of activities that can be done inside the hospital. They also wrote greetings and wishes for recovery.

The young entrepreneurs wanted the sick children: "to have fun, feel equal to everyone else, feel like they belong in society, and feel bliss and happiness".

In order to implement the initiative, the entrepreneurs were assisted by one of their mothers, who works at the hospital. She organized a visit for them and they implemented the initiative during this visit.

No wonder the students expressed satisfaction and pride of their initiative, which they presented to the community on 'record day' at their school.

An initiative of children in school to cheer up children in the hospital

The Social Project: Lost and found basket
The Entrepreneurial Team: Evelin, Maria, Shai, and Guy from the sixth grade at the Hayovel school in Ashdod.

Sixth graders at the Hayovel school, managed by Pnina Weinstein, participated this year for the first time in entrepreneurship classes, during which they created inventions and initiated social projects.

This group of students implemented an initiative, called the "lost and found basket". The idea was established from the needs of many students.

The students wrote this:

"The lost and found basket is meant to help children who lost or forgot their items and couldn't find them."

This was the initiative's description: "Our initiative is a basket, which we put in lost items."

The students came up with this solution after thinking of ways to help children who had lost their items. They concluded that it was possible to collect all the lost items in one place so that anyone who has lost an item would know where it was most likely to be found.

The students presented their initiative in the "entrepreneurship area," the purpose of which was to present the initiatives at a record event.

A social initiative of pupils to collect lost items and return them back

The Social Project: A birthday to everyone
The Social Entrepreneurs: Sixth graders at the Hayovel school in Ashdod

The group defined the project's goals in this way:

"To cheer up every boy and girl at school on their birthday.

Teach the values of giving, caring, equality, teamwork, and collaboration."

The idea for the project was:

"We thought: how can we make many children happy?

Then we decided unanimously that we would do a social project related to birthdays for all of the children at our school and call it: "A birthday to everyone!!"

The team members presented their initiative on the school's 'record day' at the end of the year

Social project of the school's students

The Social Project: Mediation
The Social Entrepreneurs: Jessica, Oksana, Emily, Anastasia, and Alan fifth grade students at the Be'eri school in Netanya

To encourage a positive atmosphere in the school, the entrepreneur students chose a project named "Mediation."

The project goal: Mediating between students and preventing conflict in the school.

The children planned on implementing the project this way:

"During each class break, the group members will help the teacher on duty host mediation between students who in conflict.

The students in a conflict will be a form they to fill out explaining their side of the conflict.

From this form, the mediators will understand the issue and will make a decision."

An initiative of students to mediate between students who have a conflict

The Social Project: Got Talent
The Community Entrepreneurs: Stav, Irwin, Lian, Natalie, and Yasmin, fifth graders at the Be'eri school in Netanya

Some of the fifth graders at the "Be'eri" school wished to discover talents and strengths among the school children.

To do this the students came up with the "got talent" project and described it this way:

"Once a month, a talent competition will be held for all students of the Be'eri school.

The project members will sit on the committee and decide what are the extraordinary talents.

Three finalists will be selected from each tier, in the final, there will be 18 students who will compete in the first, second and third place and win prizes."

A social initiative to identify talents at school

The Social Project: A Different Friday
The Social Entrepreneurship Group: Yonatan, Elad, Shanel, and Nahorai, fifth graders at the Be'eri school in Netanya

Fifth graders at the Be'eri school came up with ideas for the social project during their entrepreneurship classes they took over the year.

The initiators of the project had the goal of making the school children have fun and enjoy their time.

They named the project: "A Different Friday" and explained it this way:

"Once a month will be an active break. During the break, a number of stations will be activated, such as coloring, painting, basketball, juggling, and syncope."

An initiative for a different Friday of students from the Be'eri school in Netanya

The Social Project: A class picnic
The Child Entrepreneurs: Ilan, Ilia, Sabina, Alona and Mika, fifth-grade students at the Be'eri school in Netanya

Participating in the entrepreneurship classes stimulated the students to improve their social environment.

This group chose to initiate a class picnic. Students explained the project in this way:

"Every class will hold a school picnic once a month in the schoolyard. At the picnic, they will bring delicious groceries and experience a variety of fun and connecting activities. The required equipment: a basket, ingredient, and activities."

The students organized a basket with a collection of picnic activities.

Basket with activities required for social picnic

The Social Project: Soccer Tournament
The Group of Social Entrepreneurs: Yashiv, Bar, Eden, Yonatan Vana, and Michael Verint, fifth graders at the Be'eri school in Netanya

The students in the entrepreneurship course thought about the need to bring together and connect students in the school.

The idea was to do so through healthy sports.

The entrepreneurs of the group defined the project as follows:

"Fifth and sixth graders will both hold a football tournament separately and then the two winning classes, one from the fifth-grade and the other from sixth grade, will reach the finals and compete with each other. The winning class will win a prize.

Students went on to explain the following:

"The equipment needed for the project includes a soccer ball, soccer goals, goalkeeper gloves, safety gear such as knee protectors, matching shirts, and a whistle."

The students organized items to illustrate the required equipment:

Social project of students - a football tournament in school

The Social Venture: Dodgeball Tournament
The Social Entrepreneurs: Ofir, Yaakov, Nehorai, Vicky, Arel and Yakir, students in the fifth-grade at the Be'eri school in Netanya

Fifth-grade students that participated in the entrepreneurship classes thought mostly about solving social problems.

This project group chose to hold a dodge ball tournament between different schools in Netanya.

The students explained how the idea was born and its advantages:

"We thought of encouraging a dodge ball tournament mostly because it's a friendly game.

It is also known that sports are essential for maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

By encouraging dodgeball, we see a solution to the problem of obesity because playing sports makes it easier to lose weight.

Additionally, we know that sports help people cope with anger and other difficult.

It's likely that playing sports will help students become calmer."

A project for Dodgeball Tournament at school

The Initiative: Documentation of good deeds
The Group of Entrepreneurs: Daniella, Tal, Leroy, Dudu, and Lital fifth graders at the Be'eri school in Netanya

As part of the school's entrepreneurship classes, students from the fifth grade at Be'eri school initiated a project to encourage community contribution by documenting good deeds.

The students named the project "It Does Good to be at the Be'eri School" and described it this way:

"Contributing to the community is very important for us. That's why we thought about what we could do to encourage awareness of the subject.

We decided to use the power of the internet and contacted the administrator of the school website and requested that they build a special page for reporting good deeds on the school website.

In addition, via that same page, people will be able to contact us with requests for help and we will monitor the page and see how we can help them."

The students designed an icon to immortalize the good deeds surrounding them and help inspire others to contribute good deeds.

The Entrepreneurship Group to document good deeds

The Invention: Personal smoke vacuum
The Inventive children: Fifth graders, Ben, Shawn, Guy, Netanel, Or, and Ilay from Be'eri school in Netanya

During the entrepreneurship classes, members of this group had an idea to assist people who don't smoke and are among people who do smoke.

The student described their solution to the problem this way:

"People smoke and unfortunately that is a fact! We care about the environment, so we wanted to invent something that would help people preserve the environment and have a better quality lifestyle.

We invented a personal smoke vacuum that reduces passive smoke.

The device seemed complicated to carry in the initial phase so, at this phase, we recommend to market the device to restaurants and public places"

Personal smoke vacuum for reducing passive smoking, an invention of Israeli children from fifth grade

The Social Project: Health bars
The Entrepreneurial Girls: Emily Pat, Melanie, Polina, and Aya fifth grade students at Be'eri school in Netanya

The combination of entrepreneurship classes at school and awareness of the importance of a healthy diet for children pushed this group of entrepreneurs to invent healthy snack bars made up of flavors that children love.

The girls described their project this way:

"We have seen the importance of nutrition for children nowadays.

So, we wanted to invent a healthy snack in different flavors that children love.

We seasoned them with different spices that children would enjoy.

Also, just as important, these snacks have no preservatives."

After many experiments with different spices, the girls were able to prepare some tasty and healthy snacks.

Tasty children's health snacks, the invention of israeli school students

The Invention: My light - Light Up Pillow
The Young Inventors Group: Fifth graders, Aviv Naim, Aviv Guetta, Yair, Yuval, and Idan at Be'eri school in Netanya

The students learned to identify needs and think about ideas for solutions in their annual entrepreneurship classes at school.

The group members identified the need for children to sleep with light so that they can see in the dark room.

The students defined the project this way:

"The goal of the project is to spread light in a room when it is dark.

The pillow will have lights Inside. When the lights are pressed, they turn on and light up the room, so you are able to read a book or play when you are in bed."

A light up pillow, invented by fifth graders in Israel

The Project: Learning with Fun
The Initiative Group: Ilai, Sagi, Maxim, and Eliran, members of the fifth grade at Be'eri school in Netanya

The entrepreneurship classes at the school encouraged the students to initiate projects that meet their needs.

This group working on this project identified a difficulty in learning English and thought of an experiential and fun way to learn English through a computer game.

The goal of the project is to learn English by using a computer game called "Minecraft".

The boy entrepreneurs described the project this way:

"By using Minecraft you are able to learn about different subjects.

During the game, there are many checkpoints with questions.

Every correct answer transfers the child to the next checkpoint."

The children checked and found that girls also play Minecraft which told them that the game could help girls learn English as well.

Maincraft for learning English, an initiative of students in Israel Learn English with the Maincraft game, an idea of students from Israel

The girls involved also initiated the idea of using a similar game that they chose to name "World Fight". They planned a fighting and building game the would combine enjoyment and learning English.

A fighting game and building in Minescraft to learn English

The Invention: Personal bin
The Inventor Girls: Elisa, Michal, Avia, Adian, and Shoval fifth graders at Be'eri school in Netanya

The entrepreneurship classes at the school taught the students to observe their surrounds, identify needs and think about solutions and answers accordingly.

This group members identified the need to prevent children from standing up during class to throw away waste.

This is how personal garbage can for every student was born.

The project description according to the girls:

"A personal garbage can that is pinned by a magnet to the student's table.

A student can throw his trash in the garbage without standing up during class"

The students prepared some prototypes of the project:

Personal bin - An idea for a project for students in an Israeli school A small tin for each student attached to the table, an invention of Israeli girls

The Product: Classroom pencil case
The Entrepreneurial Girls: Aviv, Victoria, and Orian students from the fifth-grade class at Be'eri school in Netanya

Students from fifth grade learned about entrepreneurship and decided to initiate their own project. The wanted to create a classroom pencil case.

The students wanted to avoid a lack of writing tools and equipment during the school day so they initiated the project to help fill that need.

The goal of the project is to enable students who lack stationery equipment to use the kit in the classroom.

The students described the project by saying:

"On the wall, there will be a kit with pencils, markers, erasers, glues etc. If a student forgets his/her pencil case or lacks a particular item, he/she cam reach into the 'classroom pencil case' and takes what he/she lacks. Once they're done using it he/she can and should return it back to its place".

The need for a classroom pencil case/classroom kit has increased in many schools. In some, the prototype became a real product and was placed in classrooms for the benefit of students.

The project of students in Israel - class pencil case The two entrepreneurial students proudly present the prototype

The Invention: Coatbrella - a coat and an umbrella
The Young Inventors: Shoham, Maya, Stav, and Talia, students in fifth grade at Be'eri school in Netanya
The Initiative Group Children aged 10-13 who participate in the entrepreneurship course in China

During an annual entrepreneurship course, the girls came up with an idea that resulted from the need to protect the entire body from the rain.

"Our umbrella combines a coat and an umbrella that are interconnected with plastic sheets. When it rains, the Coatbrella protects the head and the entire body from the rain. This way children or other people using it won't get wet," the children explained.

This is the prototype of the invention:

coatbrella - Umbrella with coat for maximum protection against rain Umbrella with a coat - the invention of children

A very similar project was also developed by students in China taking part in an entrepreneurship course.

The umbrella project of children in China studying the Entrepreneurship for Kids (EFK) program

The children who participate in the entrepreneurship course in the Language School in China conceived an idea that stemmed from their and their friends' need.

The young entrepreneur group aspired to find a solution to the problem which we all face in winter - which is that we get wet even when we walk with an umbrella.

The children designed a special umbrella with nylon straps which are removable or attachable per the user's request.

The Environmental Project: Recycling wizard
The Environmental Entrepreneurs: David, Leon, Adam, Tal, Orel Okashi, and Orel Abed, fifth-grade students at Be'eri school in Netanya

Fifth graders participated in entrepreneurship classes, during which they learned about what defines an entrepreneur is, what motivates people to be entrepreneurs, how ideas are born for entrepreneurs, the entrepreneurial process, and more.

During the process, the children brainstormed ideas for initiatives and they chose to implement a new initiative named "The recycling wizard".

The goal of the initiative is to encourage people to recycle waste easily at home.

The children built a model of a garbage bin divided into four different compartments for recycling.

The children thought of a tin for recycling household waste

The Social Venture: Circles of friendship
The Social Entrepreneurs: Fifth and sixth graders at Bechor Levi school in Rehovot

A group of fifth and sixth graders led by Mali Ben Simhon initiated, designed, and implemented a social project called Circles of Friendship which aims to help school children who find themselves without friends during breaks express their desire to play with friends. The goal of this project is to help everyone enjoy school and have fun.

social project by kids - Circles of Friendship

Projects in the Invitation to Invention Course
The Creative Children: Students from the Bechor Levi school in Rehovot

The Bechor Levi school in Rehovot conducts annual elective courses at the "Academon Chick" framework.

One of the courses offered to students was called "Invitation to invention".

Two groups of students took the course: a group of third to fourth grades under the guidance of the teacher, Rivka Cohen and a group of fifth and sixth graders under the guidance of the teacher, Mali Ben Simhon.

In both groups, students developed ideas for inventions based on the needs they identified.

The inventions of the adult group:

The Idea of Gilad Zaidelson

"Dry tin"- recycling cans that will be placed in the classroom to make it easy for school students to recycle.

It is a tin divided in the middle to allow for both plastic and paper recycling.

Gilad said that the idea was born after he noticed the trash can in the classroom and realized that the students were throwing all the garbage into it without first sorting it out.

The goal of the project is to reduce environmental pollution and enable recycling of plastic and paper products.

Invention of students for waste recycling in classrooms

The Idea of Liat Ofek

"Warm cup" - a glass that can heat drinks and runs on batteries.

Liat said that the idea was born like this:

"Mom told me that when she makes a cup of coffee in the morning it often takes 45 minutes before she gets to drink it and by then her coffee is already getting cold which makes it no fun to drink anymore.

That's why I decided to help mom to have fun drinking her coffee hot."

An invention of a student to warm the coffee cup

The Idea of Tamar Shoval and Meital Lahav Petolsky

"Kfafme'il" - gloves that are attached to hooded jackets or coats so we will never lose them.

The entrepreneurial girls said this about their idea:

"Do you sometimes rush to somewhere in the winter and forget your gloves or misplace them causing your hands to get cold?.

Is not it true that sometimes you look for a pair of gloves and find only one?

We thought to solve the problem by using a 'Kfafme'il'.

This is a hoodie/jacket with gloves will in an inner pocket.

When necessary you can take the gloves out and use them and then return them to the pocket.

The gloves will be attached with hook-and-loop fasteners which means they will not get lost."

An invention of students at the Bechor Levi school in Rehovot

The Idea of Maor Oronov

Balance - a challenging game for children who love to play in cars with a sign.

Maor said this about how the idea was born:

"The idea was born when I went with my father in a car and I suddenly thought it would be interesting to prepare a challenging and different game for children who like to play cars on a sign. I decided that there would be a box on the back of the car."

"The car would have to go through an obstacle course with cones. Every time the car managed to get through the route it would get a cube loaded on its roof making the task becomes more and more difficult. The goal is to cross the runway with more than 10 cubes on the roof without letting them fall".

A challenging game with cars on a sign invented by a student

The Inventions of the Young Group

The Idea of Omar, and Shay-Li

A Robot that puts on makeup - A container with buttons and hands. On each button, the name of the makeup product is written and when you click on one of the buttons hands comes out and put on the makeup product you pressed. So the robot saves you time.

The idea was born after the children noticed that their mother was dressing up quickly but wasting time searching for certain makeup products.

A robot that helps us make up

The Idea of Nitzan, Nir, Daniel, Idan, and Eyal

Driving course for children and teenagers

The children thought that young people should be prepared for driving tests, but that they should reduce the costs of driving lessons as well as shorten the number of lessons given.

Their solution is a driving preparation course accompanied by theoretical and practical knowledge. In this course, each young person will participate in classes on traffic signs and structure and then learn with a driving instructor in a closed area for his/her first few driving lessons.

The children presented their project to the parents who were interested and impressed by the model.

An initiative for a driving course for children and youth

The Idea of Tal and Leon

School cafeteria - the idea of establishing a cafeteria for children has so far been raised in several schools including the Bechor Levi school.

The students who came up with the idea explained it by saying the following:

"We discovered that there are students who come to school without a meal.

Furthermore, there are also children who do not have enough food, so we thought of establishing a cafeteria where we would sell sandwiches and healthy snacks at discounted prices.

The cafeteria will allow students to rejoice and eat during recess.

It will be open during breaks and will be located at the entrance to the school.

The food for the cafeteria will be donated by children from the school, and the money collected will be used to buy supplies for making sandwiches and healthy snacks."

In the picture, the kidpreneurs present their idea to parents on a record day:

The idea of students to establish a cafeteria in the school

The Social Project of Noga and Shai

Without Violence - an initiative aimed at preventing violence in schools.

The socially-geared entrepreneurs prepared a model of the project, composed of a radio and a red flag.

When a student experiences violence or witness violence toward other students, he or she presses a button on the radio connected to the teachers' room and immediately calls a teacher to the scene.

The entrepreneurs also thought of cases where radios will not work for a particular reason. They prepared a red flag, which the student would raise and the teacher on duty would then immediately come to the scene.

The project, which testifies to the students' need for a safe environment, was presented to their parents at the end of the year.

An initiative of students against violence in school

The Invention of Melissa, Yarden, and Neta

An iPad for people that have difficulty speaking.

The children explained how the idea was born:

"The invention is an iPad for people who can't speak so that they can communicate with others.

They take the iPad and use the keyboard to type what they want to say.

Then they click 'Speak' or 'Delete'. If you click 'Speak', the iPad says what is written.

If someone writes curses, then the iPad deletes them immediately."

The students presented the idea and it was very popular.

iPad for mute people. An invention of young students

The Idea of Gil and Jeremy

Personal Locker - Each student will have a personal locker under the desk.

The need for a personal locker as part of the desk in the classroom has risen in almost every school.

Gil and Liam explained the need:

"We noticed that when we need to get things out of drawers, children push each other.

Sometimes books and notebooks fall into other boxes, so we decided to initiate an idea for the school:

Each student will have a personal locker under the table to get organized faster and the equipment will not get lost."

Pictured in the photo, are young entrepreneurs Gil and Liram:

The students raised the idea of a personal loker at the desk

The Invention of Roy, Eli, and Noam

Electric Library - Books come to you at the click of a button.

The young entrepreneurs shared with their parents that at first, they thought of another idea:

They were thinking of beds on floors when clicking a sign you could make them go up or down. But the children found it difficult to build a model of the project, and therefore, thought of a similar idea for books.

From their experience, it takes time to find a book in the library, and there is no maximum utilization of the library space because the shelves are only as high as you can reach them. But, according to their invention, the library can have higher shelves, because the book selection is done through the computer at the click of a button. Robotic hands will then reach the right shelf, pull out the chosen book, and bring it to you.

This will save time and space.

An electric library, an invention of the students at the Bechor Levi school in Rehovot

The Invention of Itai, Yali, and Shai

The Pencil Writer - Fast, effortless writing

The children explained how they thought about the invention:

"We discovered there was a need for children with difficulty writing quickly in classes and when doing homework, so we thought about developing a product that would help children write faster.

We built the model with popsicle sticks attached with glue. We made a place for the batteries and the computerized system that needs to be entered into the appliance."

In the picture, the young inventors present their invention:

The writing pencil. The invention of children

Student Inventions for Problem Solving
The Future Entrepreneurs: Students at the HaMagenim school in Kiryat Shmona

The HaMagenim school in Kiryat Shmona, under the direction of Sarit Ohana and led by Batia Amar, the Deputy Director of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, fosters entrepreneurial, creative thinking and encourages his students to solve problems while researching and using technology.

This video sums up the school's activities:

Social Initiatives of Children
The Social Entrepreneurs: Students at the Talmim school in Be'er Ya'akov

The students of the Talmim school in Be'er Ya'akov, under the direction of Limor Shantman, some of whom are part of our entrepreneurial program, planned and implemented a number of social initiatives that appear in this presentation:

The Invention: T"u Bishvat Tree
The Creative Children: Students of Begin school in Kiryat Motzkin

A joint venture of students at the school

The pupils of various grades at the Begin school in Kiryat Motzkin, who are studying with the teacher Dorit Chondia, participated in a project to mark the T"u Bishvat, the New Year of the Trees. The children prepared a tree from recycled materials, according to their design.

The sixth graders prepared the tree trunk after studying, experimenting, making mistakes, improving, and finally succeeding.

The second graders prepared the flowers, made from paper. The leaves were prepared by the first graders using the extraction method (put a leaf under a page and color the page with Panda dyes to get the shape of the leaf).

The tree parts were assembled together with the assistance of the school's maintenance personnel.

All the students were involved and interested, enjoyed the experience that challenged some of them, and were very satisfied by their success.

The Tree of the Trees Festival with Dorit Chondia The children paint the tree they designed and created The children begin to build the tree of their own initiative

The Invention: Gift for Pensioners
The Initiator Group: Fourth graders at the Hatzevi Israel school in Kiryat Ata

Fourth-grade students at the Hatzevi Israel school, run by Yifat Peretz, participated in entrepreneurship classes aimed at social entrepreneurship.

Teacher Iris Dahan, who guides the students, states:

"Our project began on Hanukkah - in cooperation with the Pensioners of Yad Labanim, and continued by making flower pots from recycled boxes for Tu Bishvat.

At the planning stage, the students sat in groups and came up with ideas about what to do and how, and we created the flower pots according to those plans.

Tomorrow we will visit the Pensioners' Club for additional activities with them in honor of Tu Bishvat."

The Invention: Concentration Notebook
The Entrepreneurial Kids: Fourth graders at the Yitzhak Shamir school in Holon

May, Rotem, and Neta whose fourth-grade students from Yitzhak Shamir school in Holon, identify with students who find difficult to concentrate in classes.

They understood that the spinners meet the need of some students, but also disturb the teachers because of the noise.

Therefore, they decided to enhance the spinners and invented the "concentration notebook". This notebook comes with a quiet, colorful vane that the students can spin without any noise and still concentrate on the lesson as well without disturbing the teachers.

a concentration notebook, an initiative of fourth graders

See more ideas for projects of fourth-graders from the Yitzhak Shamir school in Holon.

The Venture: Earasmarker - Eraser with Markers
The Young Student Entrepreneurs: Fifth graders at the AD Gordon school in Kfar Saba

The idea for the product is a set of whiteboard markers attached to an eraser for use on the board.

The slogan of the students to the invention: "Write lightly, and erase effectively!"

The kidpreneurs explain the advantages of the product: "The product is large and, therefore, easy to find in case it is lost. The product is easy to grasp and causes writing and erasing to be fun."

The student entrepreneurs prepared a model of the product and presented it in class:

The student entrepreneurs prepared a model of the product and presented it in class

In preparation for the Entrepreneurs Convention held at the end of the school year, the students prepared several units of the product and presented them to the participants at the convention.

the students prepared several units of the product and presented them to the participants at the convention

The Students' Venture: Eye Book
The Young People Entrepreneurs: Fifth graders at the AD Gordon school in Kfar Saba

Eye Book is a handheld digital device with motion sensors that independently turn pages in a book in the direction of reading.

The young entrepreneurs Liri, Yael, Shisal, Uri, Oz, and Nicole formulated a slogan for the gadget: "Just take a look and it will happen!!!"

The entrepreneurial children explain how the idea for the gadget was born:

The entrepreneurial children explain how the idea for the project was born

"You must know the feeling - it's cold, you are lying in bed and you feel like reading a book. You cover yourself with a warm blanket, but it is too cold to get your hand out of the warm blanket and turn the pages in your book!

So we've come up with a solution for you:

A regular book, with a pin on it, with motion sensors (eyes) that turns pages independently.

The device can be transferred between books."

In the picture, the students are proud to present their idea to the Entrepreneurs Convention, organized at the end of the year at the school:

The students are proud to present their idea to the Entrepreneurs Convention

The Initiative: Box Friend
The Student Entrepreneurs: Fifth-grade students at the AD Gordon school in Kfar Saba

The child entrepreneurs Uri, Ohad, Omer, Yonatan, Tal, and Eyal thought of a box used to solve fights, it records our experiences and presents them to remind us of the positive in the person we fight with.

The entrepreneurs present their idea to Box Friend:

he entrepreneurs present their idea to Box Friend

At the conference, the students presented a model of the box

At the conference, the students presented a model of the box

The Project: Mix environmentally friendly car
The Young Member Entrepreneurs: Fifth-grade students at the AD Gordon school in Kfar Saba

Mix - An eco-friendly car that combines electric and solar technology. Rotem, Maya, Dana, Arik, and Tal, whose slogan is "Think green, go far."

Advantages of the car - it is powered by solar energy and electricity, thus saving air pollution and other pollution caused by the use of cars driven by oil, the car saves money and offers a better user experience by saving money and environmental benefits from reducing air pollution.

The young entrepreneurs expect that the car will be cheaper than other electric cars.

The young entrepreneurs prepared a three-dimensional computerized model of the solar car:

The kidpreneurs prepared a three-dimensional computerized model of the solar car

In the photo: Mix's creative team at the school's Entrepreneurs Convention

Mix's creative team at the school's Entrepreneurs Convention

The Venture: Chocolon - A waffle of ice cream with chocolate
The Pupil Entrepreneurs: Fifth graders at the AD Gordon school in Kfar Saba

The pupil entrepreneurs Yuval, Sagi, Assif, Uri, Liam, Lior, and Gilad thought of an idea and put it into action: Chocolon - A waffle of Tilon with chocolate in various flavors.

The children explained to the class the uniqueness of the product, who the target audience is, and how they intend to succeed in realizing it:

The children explained the class the uniqueness of the product

Their classmates encouraged them and loved the idea.

In order to persuade parents to invest in their idea, the students distributed the chocolate waffle at a booth at the Entrepreneurs Conference.

the students distributed the chocolate at a booth at the Entrepreneurs Conference

The entrepreneurial team of "Chocolon"

The entrepreneurial team of

The Invention of the Young Students: I CUP - A personal and portable refrigerator
The Child Entrepreneurs: Sixth-grade students at the AD Gordon school in Kfar Saba

I CUP - A personal and portable refrigerator that you can take on trips.

The young entrepreneurs: Maya, Eden, Hadas, Kim, Eden, Noam, and Shani presented the idea and the need for it to the class.

The young entrepreneurs presented the idea and the need for it to the class.

The two slogans chosen by the students were: "On a trip you go - I cup you hold!" and "The cup will make you live cold."

In preparation for the entrepreneurs' conference held at the end of the school year, the initiators created a model of the glass and explained at the conference that the product can be used as a cup of ice cream that will not dissolve. It will come in different sizes according to need and has many uses, such as the possibility of taking dairy products on trips, eating ice cream without getting dirty, and taking dairy products, fruits and vegetables to school.

The kid initiators created a model of the glass and explained at the conference

The Venture of the Kids: Magic Hair - Hairstyles designer
The Elementary School Entrepreneurs: Fifth graders at the AD Gordon school in Kfar Saba

Magic Hair - A revolutionary hair styling device.

The children introduced their idea for the Magic Hair invention and explained its usefulness: "Anyone can design a hairstyle for himself easily. The product is suitable for people with disabilities, and the product will save people money."

The children introduced their idea to the Magic Hair project and explained its usefulness

At the entrepreneurs' conference, the students presented a model that illustrates the idea. The parents enjoyed the presentation of the idea.

At the entrepreneurs' conference, the students presented a model that illustrates the idea

The Young Student's Invention: Wonder button for socks
The Young Female Entrepreneurs: Sixth graders at the AD Gordon school in Kfar Saba

The idea: putting socks together with a special tik-tak button so that they do not get lost. Each pair of socks is fitted with buttons that connect them when the socks are put into the washing machine so that the socks remain attached all the time.

The idea solves several problems: saving time instead of looking for and finding the pairs of socks while folding the laundry and saving money by needing to by fewer new pairs to replace those whose couple is lost.

The slogan formulated by the students for the product: "With the wonder button you chose and your life improved!"

The entrepreneurial girls explained the need for the product and demonstrated its usefulness with a model they prepared:

The entrepreneurial girls demonstrated the product usefulness The entrepreneurial girls explained the need for the product

The Students' Venture: Schooly - A recycled organizer
The Entrepreneurial Young Girls: Fifth graders at the AD Gordon school in Kfar Saba

Schooly is a recycled organizer that keeps order and organization and makes use of recycled materials to protect the environment.

The students prepared a prototype of used boxes, presented the idea for the device and asked for advice:

The students prepared a prototype of used boxes

In preparation for the Entrepreneurs' Conference held at the school, the initiators prepared an improved model of the organizer that they presented to the audience.

The kid initiators prepared an improved model of the organizer A model of Schooly - A recycled organizer

The Venture of the Kids: Food To Go
The Entrepreneurial Girls: Sixth graders at the AD Gordon school in Kfar Saba

Food To Go - This is a heating box for food you to take on trips.

The young entrepreneurs introduced the invention to the class:

The young entrepreneurs introduced the invention to the class

The students explained that the idea stemmed from their need to warm up food on trips since it sometimes cools and becomes tasteless.

The Environmental Project: Beautiful landscape and happy faces
The Girl Student Entrepreneurs: Sixth-grade students at the AD Gordon school in Kfar Saba

Beautiful scenery, happy faces - is an initiative to paint abandoned houses and buildings.

Explanation of the need for the environmental project:

"Have you ever crossed the Mogar area and suddenly saw a construction site that has stopped building, which is making the area look ugly and miserable?

Our group: 'beautiful scenery and happy faces' see the Mogar area every day. Therefore, we have decided to establish a venture.

We go to these places and paint the fences around them so that people living in the area will have a beautiful and colorful living environment.

Before we paint, we check whether we are allowed to paint in their area.

In front of the house of one of the group's members, there is such a place so we have already bought half the colors to paint it.

Join us for the initiative, and eventually, everyone will have 'beautiful scenery and happy faces'."

The entrepreneurial girls explain in the classroom how the idea was born and how it could become a reality.

Beautiful scenery, happy face - is an initiative to paint abandoned houses and buildings

The Kids' Venture: Hand on the Heart to Show that I Care
The Kid Entrepreneurs: Fourth graders at the Dvora Omer school in Netanya

Fourth graders at Dvora Omer school in Netanya participated during the year in entrepreneurial classes led by teacher Miri Yishai.

As part of a record day at the school, the entrepreneurs presented their ideas for the projects to Galit Zamler, asked questions, and received answers, in order to advance the realization of the ideas.

The entrepreneurs presented their ideas for the projects to Galit Zamler

The entrepreneurial children felt a desire to take part in social and environmental involvement.

They decided that their project would deal with the recruitment of goods, clothing, and more for needy people.

The group of entrepreneurs made sure to brand themselves with shirts designed by them.

The students met in the afternoon and moved among the residents of the neighborhood and collected many donations.

They took the donations to various organizations such as WIZO, help on the way, and more.

Some of the non-profit organizations volunteered to help sort out the various donations received.

The students prepared a presentation (in Hebrew) that describes the idea, the need, and their achievements so far and came prepared with the following questions, in order to increase the scope of activities:

- How can you recruit volunteers?

- How can we raise money?

- How can I register as an association?

- What do you need to register as an association?

- How can we advertise our venture?

- How do we locate people in need?

The Kid's Venture: Locker for each student
The Young Boy Entrepreneur: Shachar Shufir Fourth grader at the Dvora Omer school in Netanya

Shahar participated during the school year in entrepreneurial classes led by the teacher Miri Yishai.

Shahar recognized the students' need for a personal locker. In order for anyone preparing such a locker as Shachar made, he suggests that the locker will be made of cardboard so that the cartons can be recycled instead of becoming trash.

The locker Shachar presented was a sophisticated model that included a large cell for books, two smaller compartments, and an external lock.

kid's presentation explaining the idea of the Locker project to each student

Shachar's presentation (in Hebrew) explaining the idea of the Locker device to each student:

It should be noted that the need for students in Locker is a recurring need in other schools as well. Read below about the Locker with a shelf that was designed at the Alumot school.

The Social Venture of the Kids There is no Birthday without a Cake
The Kid Entrepreneurs: Fourth graders at "Dvora Omer" school in Netanya

The entrepreneurial students showed sensitivity and understanding toward children coming from families with financial difficulties, hence the idea for the initiative was born:

These children will celebrate a birthday like any child with cake, activities, and a gift.

The primary target audience for the social initiative is the school's students.

The question that the kidpreneurs asked Galit Zamler on a record day in which the students' models were presented: How will we find families interested in our service?

The question that the young entrepreneurs asked Galit Zamler

Read below about a similar initiative by students at the Osishkin school in Ramat HaSharon: "Kids Operate Birthday Parties"

The Kids' Venture:
The Kid Entrepreneurs: Fourth graders at the Dvora Omer school in Netanya

The young kid entrepreneurs thought that students sometimes forgot to come to school wearing a shirt with a school logo.

They thought of a simple and convenient solution - sticking the school logo on a shirt temporarily so that it could be removed at the end of the school day.

The first option to come up with the idea was by using a symbol that will be attached by Scotch tape to the shirt.

The aim of the initiative is to introduce the use of the product first in their school as a pilot and then expand it to other schools.

The venture meets the real needs of students and can save money for parents. The school logo can be attached to each smooth shirt, and wear the shirts even outside the school and thus save money for parents.

A school logo for every shirt

The Kids' Social Venture: CTC - Children Teach Children
The Kid Entrepreneurs: Fourth graders at the Dvora Omer school in Netanya

Shira Mordechai, Rom Zohar, Noya Tamam, Liam Burstein, Yonatan Rivak, and Eliad Manor are social entrepreneurs. The Fourth graders thought of the social project "CTC - Children Teach Children".

As students, the young entrepreneurs realized that the cost of private tutoring is high, about NIS 100-120 per hour.

Understanding the need for private tutoring at a reasonable cost, the students presented a social-business project in which children from the fourth grades and higher will teach in the afternoon first, second, and third graders and help them with homework in basic classes in math, English, Hebrew, and science.

In addition, the older students will integrate experiential after-school activity groups of football, running, drama, dance, and more.

The CTC's target audience is children aged 6-9 from the Kiryat Hasharon neighborhood in Netanya.

The child entrepreneurs intend to market CTC as follows:

They will collect information about their target audience, give everyone flyers, print branded shirts for the young mentors, and open a WhatsApp group, which will include the older and younger student members of the group.

The mentors and students were divided according to interests and started the tutoring process.

The group of entrepreneurs seemed enthusiastic and cohesive on a record day in which they presented their invention.

Children Teach Children

This is a detailed presentation (in Hebrew) of CTC:

The Invention: "Dogbrella" - dog's umbrella
The Girl Entrepreneur: A Fourth grader at the Dvora Omer school in Netanya
The Pupil Entrepreneurs: Fifth-grade Students at the A.D Gordon school in Kfar Saba.

At the Dvora Omer elementary school in Netanya, the young girl entrepreneur recalled how, in the winter, she noticed that the dogs were unpleasant when it was raining.

Although she herself had no dog, she was sensitive to the environment and decided to make it easier for the dogs.

Her idea is an umbrella for dogs, and to illustrate the idea, she made a model and dressed it a dog doll.

young entrepreneurs' idea of the project is an umbrella for dogs

The student called her invention Dogbrella without hearing about a similar idea that was offered by the students at the A.D Gordon school in Kfar Saba.

At A.D Gordon school in Kfar Saba, a group of fifth-grade entrepreneurs also thought of the same problem, and they also proposed solving it with a very similar idea and with the same name Dogbrella.

The pupil entrepreneurs defined the purpose of the Dogbrella as allowing dogs to go outside even when it rains and to not get wet.

The slogan that the students formulated for the gadget in order to raise an investment: "Invest In Dogbrella and affect dogs".

In the picture, the young student entrepreneurs explain the need for the Dogbrella and illustrate with pictures how it should look:

the young entrepreneurs explain the need for the project and illustrated with pictures how it should look

In preparation for the Entrepreneur Convention held at the school, the students prepared a model of the umbrella.

the students prepared a model of the project

The model was presented at the entrepreneurs' booth.

The model was presented at the young entrepreneurs' stand

The Kid's Venture: Spinners
The Kid Entrepreneur: Itamar - fourth-grade student at the Dvora Omer school in Netanya

Spinners became the most popular toy among children.

Spinners became the most popular toy among children

The student Itamar thought to make positive use of the spinners, so even the teachers who were not satisfied with the new toy initially will find it useful.

Since students like to play with spinners, Itamar suggested that when teachers give a class assignment to students, they can encourage them to finish the task quickly by allowing everyone who has completed the assignment to go to the corner and play with his/her spinner.

The first student to finish the task and get approval may go to the corner and play, and when other students join him they can do spinner competitions as they like.

According to the entrepreneur, beyond the fact that the spinner game as a "prize" will encourage students to perform the tasks in the classroom, it will also become a connecting factor between students who do not usually play together.

Watch Itamar's presentation (in Hebrew) on the Spinners game:

The Kid's Initiative: A card game - Know the City of Netanya
The Kid Entrepreneur: Omer - a fourth-grade student at the Dvora Omer school in Netanya

A card game - know your city

Omer's goal is to prepare enough card game sets and give them to young first-grade students.

The plan is to begin with the game at the Dvora Omer school, where Itamar studies to improve as much as possible the familiar game, and then to expand the new game to additional schools, as well as to create additional "Revi'iot" games.

See more ideas for entrepreneurship at the Dvora Omer school in Netanya.

Multidisciplinary Entrepreneurship Conference: Fifth Conference
The Elementary School Entrepreneurs: Students of the Ramot Weizmann school in Yavne

The uniqueness of the Ramot Weizmann school in Yavne, under the leadership of Amalia Suissa, is multidisciplinary entrepreneurship.

The school develops entrepreneurial skills such as research, information gathering, information analysis, creativity, and critical thinking, group work, and standing in front of an audience.

Every year since its establishment, the school has performed a multidisciplinary entrepreneurship conference.

Galit Zamler was invited to the conference and summarized the many entrepreneurial activities in briefly in this presentation (in Hebrew).

The Initiative of the Teen Students: Calm Waves: An Anti-Anger Bracelet
The Teen Entrepreneurs: Students from the seventh grade at the Yad Giora middle school in Herzliya

The purpose of the bracelet is to help people with anger issues, using bleeps and vibrations around the wrist will be controlled by the bracelet.

The bracelet will check the heart rate and when the rate rises the bracelet activates.

The bracelet can prevent anger and reduce conflicts between people.

The entrepreneur boys prepared a model of the bracelets by themselves and presented it in the competition "Move Yourself", in which they also won the prize for innovation.

An idea for the invention of seventh graders - a bracelet against anger

In the exhibition of the initiatives that made it to the final round, the entrepreneurs presented their idea for the initiative and the need for it.

An invention of 7th graders - a bracelet against anger

The students were pleased that their idea was appreciated and were satisfied with receiving the certificate of esteem and appreciation from Ms. Ronit Zakay, director of the Human Resources Mine in the Tel Aviv region.

The students were pleased that their idea was appreciated

In the final round of the competition, the students took part in the joint photo with all the entrepreneurs that made it to the final.

The Project of the Young Students: A bag that turns into a seat - Mini Bigi
The Teen Entrepreneurs: Students from the seventh grade at the Yad Giora middle school in Herzliya

 An idea for the initiative is a bag that folds into a reclining mode

The students made it to the final round of the competition "Move Yourself" and were among the final ten entrepreneurs in the running for the prize.

The students made it to the final round of the competition

The Initiative: Smell Busters
The Middle School Entrepreneurs: Students from the seventh grade at the Yad Giora middle school in Herzliya

Since we are all bothered by the unpleasant smell that trash cans give off, students from the 7th grade at the Yad Giora middle school in Herzliya decided to do something about it.

They thought of an air filter with the ability to extract the bad smells in a garbage can and emit a pleasant smell.

The student entrepreneurs made sure that the product would be protected, under the cover of the trash can, so that it would not get damaged.

An air filter with the ability to extract the bad smells in the garbage can and emit a pleasant smell.

The benefit of the product is that it can contribute to the quality of the environment and society, insofar as it will prevent bad smells in places where the trash cans are positioned.

Seventh graders present their idea of the project

The students prepared a film for the competition that presents their solution to the problem of trash can smell.

The students got to the final of the competition in the Tel Aviv region, "Get Moving", and won a certificate of esteem and appreciation for the innovative initiative.

The students got to the final of the competition in the Tel Aviv region

Also, read about the idea for the Television Program that made it as far as the top 10 in the competition.

The Activity: Kids Operate Birthday Parties
The Child Entrepreneurs: Students in the fifth and sixth grades at the Osishkin school, Ramat HaSharon.

operate birthdays

The idea for the activity of kid entrepreneurs in the Osishkin school in Ramat HaSharon came from a personal need.

Hiring professional birthday operators and performers can be very expensive for parents. On the other hand, there are many sixth and fifth graders who can assist young kids through fun activities at a much lower cost.

In this way, birthday kids can have an enjoyable birthday experience, their parents will save money and the students who operate the birthday parties will earn money, with pleasure and satisfaction.

The entrepreneurial kids checked and confirmed that there is a demand for such a venture.

To make it happen, the entrepreneurs organized a group of children that can operate or perform at birthdays according to their talents, such as make-up, sculpture, magic, DJing, games, and more.

The entrepreneurs faced the challenges of gathering information, building a website and more.

The Project: Food Paths
The Entrepreneurial Kids: The young students in the fifth and sixth grades in Osishkin school, Ramat HaSharon.

food trails

Osishkin school students in Ramat HaSharon who participated in entrepreneurial classes, hosted by Miri Molcho have raised many ideas for projects.

One of the ideas they promoted and worked toward executing is establishing "food paths" in the surrounding neighborhood of the school.

The idea of "food paths", is that when children will make their way to school and back home, they walk through paths alongside herb bushes and fruit trees will grow.

Since there are already various plants on the roadside which are maintained by the municipality, it is possible to substitute those with an edible plantation.

For example, instead of bitter orange trees, other citrus trees will be planted, such as orange, tangerine, etc.

The students appealed to the municipality, which invited them to attend a meeting of the Environment Committee, in the presence of the Mayor and his Deputy.

The students presented their idea at the meeting and brought the Committee's attention to the fact that this idea has been realized successfully in Northern Tel Aviv.

Members of the environmental committee liked the idea and now they are promoting its implementation.

Entrepreneurship Products Market: Year summary of entrepreneurial activity
The Kids Entrepreneur: Students in grades 1st through 6th from the Sadot Karkur school in Pardes Hana-Karkur

The Sadot school encouraged innovative entrepreneurship among its students and, this year, 17 groups of kid entrepreneurs went through a process of identifying needs, raising ideas for a solution, selecting the preferred concept and implementing it.

Galit Zamler, who encourages education for entrepreneurship in schools, was invited by the school header, Talmor Clos, as a guest and summed up the initiative products market in this presentation.

Entrepreneurial Festival: Displaying entrepreneurial processes, school ventures, and children's outputs
The Primary School Entrepreneurs: Students in grades first through sixth from the Kaplan school in Petah Tikva

The Kaplan school organized the Festival of Entrepreneurship at the school and invited parents, students, and many guests.

During the entrepreneurship festival, ventures were presented to the audience.

These projects were carried out during the year by school children who were accompanied by school staff, headed by the director, Tali Toledano.

Models to illustrate the ideas were also featured.

The students explained to parents and guests about the various inventions, the process of identifying the need, finding solutions, choosing a solution, and how it met the problem.

Galit Zamler, who was invited as a guest created this presentation to summarize what was done:

The Business Idea: An ice cream stand
The Entrepreneurial Young Students: The students in the eighth grade of the HaManhil school, Ramat Gan.

The uniqueness of HaManhil school is Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Science, and Technology.

Entrepreneurship school

Entrepreneurship studies, led by teacher Michal Mamman, are being taught in all grades of the school, and hence you can read about many other ventures in which the young entrepreneur students in the school participated.

The 8th graders know they need to finance the party at the end of the year, at which they'll also end their time at HaManhil school. Because of this, the students discussed ideas for projects that will help them raise money for the graduation party.

After they discussed some ideas, they decided to execute the idea of setting up an ice cream stand in the school.

Ice cream stand project

As students who like to eat ice cream, they felt an immediate connection to the idea, prepared a detailed business plan, and asked for permission from the school director, Ayala Elbaz, to execute this idea.

Ayala, who encourages her students to undertake entrepreneurial thinking, supported the idea of setting up an ice cream stand in her school. The parents' committee also supported the idea.

The entrepreneurial students created a poll to determine the three favorite ice cream flavors among students. The poll results showed that the three favorite ice cream flavors are: vanilla, vanilla with chocolate chips, and chocolate.

The entrepreneurs made placards, visited the classrooms, and marketed their business to encourage students to visit the stand and buy ice cream.

The entrepreneurs prepared before the day of the execution; they divided the roles among themselves, took care of small change, obtained a fridge that would keep the ice frozen, and arranged for ice cream spoons, cups, a price list, etc.

On the day of the activity, there was much excitement among the students. The atmosphere was happy and everyone enjoyed eating ice cream.

The money the students earned from this activity was invested in the graduation party for the 8th-grade pupils.

In addition, the students filmed, edited, and produced a video that described the process.

The Young Students' need: Soccer Goal Posts
The Teenagers Entrepreneurs: The students of the eighth grade of HaManhil school, Ramat Gan

 Soccer goal posts

In most of the schools in the country, there are soccer fields, but at HaManhil school in Ramat Gan, the courtyard is narrow and long. Because of this, there weren't soccer goal posts installed there.

The eighth graders in the leadership and entrepreneurship course of study, led by teacher Michal Mamman, decided to change the current situation.

They sent a letter to Mr. Rami Levi, the manager of the sports department of the Ramat Gan municipality, and asked him to help install soccer goal spots in their school, despite the existing restriction.

To convince him, the students told him that the idea was a dream for them and that the goal posts would also be used by neighborhood residents and younger students in the school.

After it was approved by the school director, Ayala Elbaz, the letter was sent to Mr. Rami Levi.

The letter of the entrepreneurs:

The letter of the entrepreneurs

The translated letter:

To: Mr. Rami Levi - manager of the sports dept. in Ramat Gan Municipality

Subject: Installation of soccer goal spots in our school

We, the students of HaManhil school, as part of the leadership and entrepreneurship course of study, are interested in inviting you to be part of a social initiative in our school.

Soccer goal spots in the courtyard of the school are a necessity so that students can play during break hours and afternoon hours.

Soccer goal spots will be used as a means of recreation for all neighborhood residents, not only for school students.

The cost of a soccer goal spot isn't very much, and if the goal posts are installed in our school, it will support physical exercise among the students and will also unify the community.

We are aware that the structure of the school isn't standard and is very narrow, so we need goal spots which fit our structure.

In conclusion, the soccer goal spots in our school will help the neighborhood and will encourage children to stay close to their houses so that their parents will not be worried.

We are asking for your financial support to make this dream come true, and we will very much appreciate your help.

We're sure that this project will encourage many children to come to our school while they're happy, like in the past.

Best regards, the students of HaManhil school.

From the moment the letter was sent, the students were tense and speculated about the chances of their request being approved.

Mr. Rami Levi acted quickly and tried to help the students; he inquired about the possibility of installing soccer goal spots in the courtyard of the school, but it was clear that the courtyard is very narrow.

He had to explain to the children that their request couldn't be approved.

Despite the negative response, Mr. Rami Levi was very impressed by the enterprise of the students and their attempt to change the current situation.

The letter of reply:

The letter of reply

The translated letter:

To: The students of the leadership and entrepreneurship course of study in HaManhil school, Ramat Gan.

Subject: Your letter related to the installation of soccer goal spots in your school

According to what I know from my conversation with Ms. Ayala Elbaz, the school director, due to construction taking place on school grounds, there is not enough courtyard space.

The courtyard is being used as a passageway during construction and is also used by the first-grade students during school break hours.

I will mention that we're talking about a long and narrow courtyard that can't become a standard sports court because of its problematic measurements.

Because of the need that becomes greater during this period, we decided, through coordination with the school director, to allow you to use the school hall by the turn of duty.

I'm happy that the students of the leadership course of study are taking responsibility to help and change some things.

Because of this, I will designate 2,000 NIS to the school in order to buy mobile sports equipment which will be used by the school's students.

I'll be happy if young leaders like you will use the equipment and encourage other students to be a part of sports activities.

Best regards, Lawyer Rami Levi, manager of the sports dept.

The students were disappointed with the response, but they understood the reasons and thanked Rami Levi and the school director for listening and for their support and money.

After their recovery from the negative response, the students decided to ask the municipality to construct a normal soccer court in their neighborhood.

The municipality asked the students to obtain the support of 80% of the school parents through signatures.

If they got this support, the municipality would consider approving the idea.

The entrepreneurs started an information campaign, sent a letter, and explained the situation to the school parents.

Now they're collecting signatures for the campaign.

The Initiative: Play Area
The Child Entrepreneurs: The students of the third grade of HaManhil school, Ramat Gan.

The third graders who are participating in the entrepreneurship lessons of teacher Michal Mamman decided to create a corner of box games in the classroom.

The students collected box games in good condition from other students in the school. The other students were happy to donate to the play area.

The result: The students collected some nice box games like Taki, Pick-Up Sticks, Submarines, and Ladders and Ropes.

So that the games corner will last for a long time, the students had to approve some rules, which they wrote on the blackboard.

1. We must put the whole game back as we found it.

2. Don't lose parts.

3. Don't rip the cards or the boxes.

4. Collect the game when you finish it.

5. Don't mix games.

6. Arrange the games in the games corner.

7. Don't disturb a friend during a game.

8. You can play only at the fixed time.

9. You must win and lose with dignity.

10. Have fun with your friends.

11. Play by the game rules.

All students agreed to those rules and had a lot of fun with the games.

Play area project

The Invention: Locker with Shelf
The Inventors Children: The students in the fourth grade of HaManhil school, Ramat Gan.

Like many other ideas, the idea for a locker with a shelf arose from a need one of the students raised - to allow for distribution inside the locker.

The students liked the idea and joined in the design of the finished product.

The students brought square cartons and cut them on one side.

Cutting square cartons

They connected clamps from both sides in order to place the shelf.

A model of a locker

On the clamps, they placed a shelf that had also been created from a carton.

This is what the model of the shelf looked like:

A model of a locker with shelf

The students of the fourth grade in Hebrew Reali school in Haifa, with the help of teacher Keren Mizrahi, discussed many ideas for inventions.

One group of students suggested this idea: the development of a lollipop wrapper that would be easy to open.

The idea was born from the need of students having difficulty opening the wrappers of lollipops.

The pupils asked to improve upon the idea, so the lollipop will be bigger than normal, and they'll close the wrapper every time so that they can finish the lollipop easily.

This is the model of the lollipop:

Lollipop wrapper initiative

The opening is done with the help of scotch tape. Because of the easy use of the wrapper, the students decided to call the invention Easly, which means "easy for me" in Hebrew.

The students created a poll for the rest of the school's students; they also visited the classrooms and described their lollipop wrapper. They answered questions and discovered that most of the students were interested in a solution like that.

The interest in the idea caused the children to show it to a candy company in Israel to determine the company's response and see if the idea can come true.

The students visited the factory of the Elite company in Israel, presented the model of the wrapper, explained the need, and answered questions.

Here's a photo from the visit:

A visit to Elite company

Elite directors liked the idea of an easy-open candy wrapper, but asked the students, How can we do a repeat use of the candy wrapper without it becoming sticky?

The students returned to the school with this question to continue developing the idea.

The Invention: Toddler Head Holder
The Young Inventors: The students of the fourth grade of the Hebrew Reali School, Haifa.

The students of the fourth grade at the Hebrew Reali school in Haifa who decided to take part in the entrepreneurship program taught by teacher Keren Mizrahi discussed many ideas.

After a process of reducing the number of ideas, they decided to develop one of them: a strip that will hold the head of the toddler who sleeps during car travel.

The inventors felt a connection to the idea because the problem is known to them, and they started to develop the product with a lot of excitement.

They planned how the strip would look, how it would close, and how it would open. They even thought about different colored stripes for girls and boys.

After planning the product, the students created a poll for the targeted audience, and it was clear that if there were a product like this, a lot of parents would be interested in it.

Then the children had to create a prototype of the idea. To do this, they were helped by one of the grandmothers in their classroom who knew how to sew and was willing to help them.

The result:

Toddler head holder initiative

It should be noted that one of the lessons the student entrepreneurs learned from the development of this toddler head holder is that before we invest in a prototype, we must know the subject well.

The students didn't know that it's forbidden by law to tie infants in this way, even if the parents accept it.

Children's Venture: Squeezed Fruit Stand
The Kids Entrepreneurs: The students of the seventh grade at the HaManhil school, Ramat Gan.

Squeezed fruit stand

The entrepreneurs from the seventh grade of HaManhil school in Ramat Gan had two ideas they wanted to carry out.

One idea was a squeezed fruit stand, where they would sell fruit smoothies, which they would sell to the other students.

The other idea was to change the school bell. They wanted to choose a song that would be used as the school bell instead of the standard school bell which is used in most of the schools.

However, they learned that the school bell system can't allow for replacement of the standard school bell, and if they want to change the standard school bell to a song, they would need to buy a new school bell system. This would cost a lot of money. Finally, with much determination and perseverance of the children, they managed to raise enough money, and with the help of the school, they switched the bell system to such that it is possible to play songs as a ringtone.

Michal Mamman, the teacher who leads the entrepreneurship program at the HaManhil school, presented the children's ideas to the school principal, Ayala Elbaz.

Ayala gave her permission to start the enterprise of a squeezed fruit stand at the school, but only if the children presented her with a detailed business and action plan.

She added that if it worked and the young entrepreneurs launched this stand at the school, she would allow the children to use the money earned from the stand sales to change the school bell system.

The students started with planning the venture.

They decided to prepare and sell the fruit smoothies in the science room.

They chose this room because it's a big room with a lot of space, it's located at the entrance to the school, and there is sink in it.

They planned which fruits they would use and how they'd get those fruits - by a mutual decision by Michal Mamman and Ayala Elbaz (school director) and it was agreed that the fruits would be "recruited" by the members of the enterprise.

The children also set the price for every cup of fruit smoothie - the fruits were "recruited" from the school students, so they could sell the smoothies for 2ILS and still profit. The school staff helped the entrepreneurs to "recruit" blenders for the mission.

The school teachers also helped the student entrepreneurs to keep pace with a lot of children from the school. The school teachers took care that every class in the school would come to buy a fruit smoothie in their turn. It should be noted that the entrepreneurs also took care of a cash register, cups, and straws.

The students took care of more things: They washed the fruits a day before the activity day. They asked the superintendent to give them an extension cord with some sockets. They prepared placards and took care of background music during the activity.

After the school entrepreneurs finished planning the detailed business plan, they met with the school director Ayala Elbaz, presented their plan to her and they got her confirmation to make this happen.

The entrepreneurs started to collect fruits from the school students and especially asked for peaches, apples, melons, bananas, and pears.

The school director sent a mail to all school staff, students, and parents in order to make the venture succeed.

A mail to all school staff

On the day of the activity, the student entrepreneurs came to school very excited. The stand worked for three hours, in a very happy atmosphere.

Here are photos that illustrate the atmosphere:

Happy atmosphere at school

Michal summarized it: "It was very successful."

And the entrepreneurs agreed: "It was fun."

Ayala Elbaz, the school's director, also concluded the squeezed fruit stand venture:

"Thank you, Michal, for the health break, you led the leadership course of study of the seventh grade.

The smile on the face of every child in school was everything for me. The timing was perfect.

On a very hot day, the children earned a fresh cup of health.

The children collected 520ILS and they're planning to buy a new school bell system with this money. Big thanks to Galit and Eva, who helped".

Now, the children are planning to realize the idea of replacing the old school bell system with a new one, with the money they earned from the sale of the fruit smoothies.

The Children's Initiative: Activity for first and second Grades
The Pupil Entrepreneurs: The members of young entrepreneurship course at the Mordei HaGeta'ot school, Ramat Gan.

In honor of Israel Independence Day in 2015, the young entrepreneurship group (fourth and fifth grades) of Mordei HaGeta'ot school arranged an activity for the first and second grades in their school.

Israel Independence Day

The entrepreneurs organized an active break with some activity corners (with the subject of the Israeli Independence Day):

A corner of coloring pages - they printed the pages in their homes in advance.

A corner of Magen David puzzles - that they created by themselves.

A corner of making headbands - in white & blue colors.

A corner of making bracelets - in white & blue colors.

A corner of pennants - they made pennants with the children.

A corner of make-up - special make-up in the colors of the Israeli flag, to honor Independence Day.

The Facility of the Children: Students' Room
The Child Entrepreneurs: The students in fifth grade at the HaShalom school, Mevaseret Zion.

Students room initiative

The idea to build a students' room was considered by the young students within the entrepreneurship studies, which was hosted by the vice-principal Sigal Bar.

The idea arose from the need of the pupils to have a quiet and pleasant place of their own in the school, which will be used by them all year, especially on very hot or rainy days.

After the children formulated the idea, they created a business plan and defined what they needed to make their dream come true - they started to work in order to make it possible.

First, they talked with the school principal, Zehava Issachar. She approved them to execute the idea and helped in the allocation of a room within the school.

Zehava, who supports the entrepreneurial spirit among pupils, recruited by her pupils, contacted the municipality and asked them to allocate a caravan that would be placed in the schoolyard and used in the students' room.

After the room was allocated, the young students advanced to the next step. They already knew what they wanted in the room, so everyone would feel comfortable to stay in the room: pillows, library, books, a computer, carpet, colorful walls, etc.

It was clear to them that if they wanted to execute the idea, they would need money. Because of this, they launched another business venture to collect money for the "Students' Room" - it was a Tu Bishvat fair, which appears later on this page.

In the "Free Lesson" magazine, published in March 2015 and written by Tamira Galili, Galili wrote: "According to Sigal Bar, the vice-principal and the project manager, the children worked very hard to collect the money for purchasing furniture and additional equipment."

Before they installed the furniture, the kids took care that the room was colored with pleasant colors.

Additional pictures from the "Students' room" venture:

Students' Room project At the students' room

Read the article (in Hebrew) about the experience of the pupils of the program, the support Sigal Bar gave to the pupils and the other projects launched in this program.

The Invention of the Children: Guess What
The Young Inventors: The students of fourth, fifth, and sixth grades at the Alumot school, Tel-Aviv who participated in the Hackathon

Guess game initiative

The children's idea: A game for blind and for people who are not blind, based on products you can touch, smell, and hear.

Braille is written on the cards, through sequins. What's written is names of products that are inside the box.

The inventors researched Braille, learned how people write in this font, wrote the names of the products, and respectively pressed sequins on the cards.

There's also a normal script on every card, for the people who see.

Game Instructions

- The game is for up to 4 participants.

- The participants are divided into 2 groups.

- In every group, there's one blind and one who is not blind.

- Every group lifts a card. The noun is written on the card.

- The blind participant in every group needs to find the product described on the card in the box.

- Each group gets a point for every item they identify in the box.

- The winning team is the team that identified more items than the other team.

Presenting the students' project

The Kids' Project: Charity box
The Young Social Entrepreneurs: The students of the fourth, fifth, and sixth grades at the Alumot school, Tel-Aviv who participated in the Hackathon

Charity box project

A charity box is a box that will be placed in school and different products/items that are found on the ground by pupils will be collected in this box. Items like pencils, pens, scissors, notebooks, books, etc. With this box, every pupil who loses something will go and look for what he or she lost in this box.

In addition, the box will be used as a charity box. If someone needs something from the box, he/she can loan it for personal use.

In the picture, the kids present the box to the members of the shared Hackathon for the fourth through sixth-grade pupils from for elementary schools.

It should be noted that it was the first year that Alumot school pupils are taking part in the entrepreneurial program, and during three events of the Hackathon, they learned, internalized, and executed some ideas.

Presenting the students' project

The Children's Invention: Three Bins Trash -"Tri-Bin"
The Child Entrepreneurs: Students in grades four to six at Kaplan school in Petah Tikva who participated in the Hackathon.

Three bins trash project

The idea of the invention: Three bins trash -"Tri-Bin" - a little can that will be on the student's desks, divided into three cells for three different types of trash: paper, organic, dry.

The product meets the need of children to get up to the bin in the middle of class, which interferes with the teacher's instructions. When there's a bin on the table, the children do not have to get up to go to the trash.

Description of the Invention: The design is built for three cans (cells), each cell has a name (paper, organic, dry waste), and the trash bin is recycled. The can was designed in two shapes: round tin and square tin, both have the same divided cells.

Preparation Stages of the product: At first we establish the needs, then we made a market survey to test the need. We wrote about the advantages and disadvantages of every need and finally decided on the preparation of the bin table.

Product Benefits:

- Prevents interference during the lesson - you do not have to get up to go to the trash during class

-The Tri-Bin raises awareness of the importance of recycling amongst school's students

- Helps to recycle materials at school

The difficulties we encountered in preparing the product:

-The sizes of the deployment cells didn't fit the big box implementation measurements

-We didn't have the right material to make the cover of the cells

-One kid from the group left because he wanted to make a rounded product and made a model of his own.

Marketing the product:

Product name: Tri-Bin

Slogan: A bin for the desk, you don't have to get up all the time!

Booth Design: A table decorated with slogan signs, above, there will be hanged balloons with the product name, on the table will be baskets with candies and magnets with the product name and slogan.

In the picture - presenting the invention to the participants of the first Hackathon for Students in grades four to six in Israel.

Presenting the enterprise

The Invention of the Kids: Pencil Case with a Personal Design
The Young Student Inventors: Students in grades four to six at Kaplan school in Petah Tikva who participated in the Hackathon.

Pencil case with a personal design

Invention description: A box in a pencil case average size, which can personalize the cell divisions.

The product meets the need for organizing the things and equipment in the pencil case - in this pencil case; it is possible to arrange the material in comfort to the user.

Preparation Stages of the model:

- Measuring the height and width of objects usually stored in a pencil case.

- Drafting a smaller version of a pencil case by measuring objects, and writing the lengths and heights on the thumbnail layout in a rational size.

- Drafting a version of a pencil case in a reasonable size and a piece of the material that was drawn on.

- Turning the box into a pencil case, and coloring it.

-And eventually: adding the parts that enable cell division.

Invention description:

Product Benefits:

-The average and standard size of a pencil case fits a bag.

-Made from a suitable material: lightweight, not breakable, Solid

-Enables personal simple cell division

-Easily opens and closes


The difficulties we encountered in preparing the product:

-Measuring the desired size of the equipment

-A good smaller draft version

-Drafting in the wanted size

Advertising the product:

Product name: Clicket- the wonder pencil case

Slogan: a pencil case for everything

Booth Design: Papercuts decorations, helium balloons, poster, lace examples, ribbons

Audience: students, teachers, academy students.

Benefits: Helps to organize the equipment in a comfortable way for the consumer.

Challenges in implementing the product idea:

- Working together in collaboration as a group

- Do everything with accurate measurements despite knowing the whole process can be destroyed in seconds.

- Buying materials and set them up all in one good product.

Materials for the sample preparation: Cardboard, fabric, glue, scissors

Materials for the prototype: kappa, spray paint, glue, corrugated cardboard, scissors

In the picture - presenting the pencil case enterprise to the participants of the Hackathon.

Presenting the pencil case

The Invention: I Wrote, I Solved, I Succeeded - a Math Game for Blind Kids
The Entrepreneurial Pupils: Students in grades four to six at the Kaplan school in Petah Tikva who participated in the Hackathon.

A math game for blind kids

I wrote, I solved, I succeeded - a math game for kids that are blind in the first grade.

In the game, we learn addition and subtraction skills in the field of ten.

Number of participants: 2-4

Parts of the game:

- Coins with an embossed number on them

- Smooth Coins

- Works with highlighted signs of addition and subtraction using Tulip glue

- Keypad sequence from 1 to 10

I wrote, I solved, I succeeded

Game rules:

-Each participant in his turn composes an addition or subtraction exercise from the scattered coins.

- After doing the exercise, and solving it, he puts the smooth coin on the part of the solution that appears in the numeric sequence keypad.

- After a coin was placed on one of the numbers, you can't compose an exercise with the same result as the number of the coin.

-The game's ending: a full cover of the numeric sequence keypad with coins.

The Invention of the Children: Galgaldli - a bucket with wheels and a pole
The Young Inventors: Students in grades four to six at the Kaplan school in Petah Tikva who participated in the Hackathon.

A bucket with wheels

The idea for the device: a bucket with wheels and a pole to help use it.

Product Purpose: The product helps people who have difficulty moving a bucket from one place to another when cleaning their house.

Target audience: Older adults and disabled people who often find it difficult to lift a bucket full of water.

How Does the Invention Meet the Need?

The bucket has wheels and comes with a pole. This makes it easy to move it from one place to another without having to lift it.

The developers presenting the device

The image of the developers presenting the invention to the participants of the Hackathon

Prototype Stages of Production:

- Identify the need and check whether there are already products that meet this need

- Prepare product drawing

- Buy products that are required to make the prototype

- We asked the housefather for help with preparing the product. Specifically, he assembled the wheels and the pole

- We created a budget

- We added decorations to the product and discussed ways to publish

Product components: Bucket, wheels, and pole

Invention Benefits:

- Assist disabled and older adults

- Easy, sturdy design

- Moving the bucket around effortlessly

Encountered Product Difficulties:

- Budget management, thinking about what everything required for the product would cost and how much money each person would have to contribute to making the product.

- Find needed components such as wheels and poles

Assess Development Challenges:

- We had difficulty establishing teamwork because not everyone worked all the time

- Bucket wheels did not fit as planned

Product Advertising:

Choose product name: Galgaldli

Slogan: Same product, Same price, Faster

Booth Design: large billboard with the slogan. Slogan stickers taped to desks. A stage to place the bucket, and helium balloons.

The Useful Device Idea: "BottleKeeper"- a bottle keeper
The Pupil Inventors: Students in grades four to five at the Yad Mordechai school in Bat Yam who participated in the Hackathon

A bottle keeper

BottleKeeper - a bottle keeper

Idea Description:

"BottleKeeper" - a device that holds the water bottles of the students while they are in gym classes.

Empty two-liter bottles will be cut in the middle and be placed with glue on a level surface. Students personal water bottles will be placed inside.

Students will recognize their personal "BottleKeeper" through their names attached.

Product Purpose:

Allow students to attend gym classes with a water bottle.

Bottles are similar and might confuse children as to which is their own. Bottles might also fall and spill.

Benefits up Device:

- Easy for children to find their bottle

- Ease-of-use and comfortability

- The device made from recyclable materials

Preparation stages of the product by the student entrepreneurs:

"First, we thought about different subjects and we thought about the sports class problem with water bottles.

Since "Yad Mordechai" school is a green school. We are aware of environmental protection. We use and recycle our materials and decorated the bottles with stickers.

We thought about putting the bottles on plywood. Eventually, we chose a lighter surface called kappa surface.

We numbered the bottles according to the class' name list. This helped with the identification of the bottles.

We believe the facility is efficient, comfortable and eco-friendly."

The Kids' Game: Who am I? An introductory game for blind children
The Children Entrepreneurs: Students in the sixth grade at the Yad Mordechai school in Bat Yam who participated in the Hackathon.

Who am I?

Who am I? An introductory game for blind kids

The students described the game idea such as:

A box containing various toys such as disk and a car. Each toy represents a symbolic meaning.

As in "pass the package", participants sit in a circle and pass the box from child to child as background music plays.

Once the music stops, the child with the box takes out a toy and while touching it, he/she has to guess what toy is it and connects it to his personal world.

For example, if a child takes out a car, he/she will talk about the places where he/she likes to travel. If he or she takes out a disk, then they talk about a particular song which appeals to them.

An introductory game

Game's Benefits:

- Allow students to get to know one another.

Students will discover things that they have in common.

Transferring toys from hand to hand fosters openness and connection between the children.

Student Entrepreneur Preparation Stages:

"At first, we considered various ice-breaking games and every time we saw problems, we came back to the same idea because we have seen that ice-breaking games are not suitable for children with impaired vision.

We realized we needed to consider alternative solutions, especially for those with limited vision.

We wanted the game to be really nice and be possible to recognize.

We tried to think of a combination of the sense of touch and hearing in the game. This led to the one we ultimately chose.

We also chose items which symbolized things for the children.

Of course, you could add additional objects in the box as much as your imagination allows."

Playing the game

Additional ideas that Came Up During the Development of the Venture:

Preview of tasks:

We asked each child to bring a significant item from home.

While sitting in a circle, each child tells the others something about themselves. They also explain why they chose their object and discusses how it connects to them.

After the children view the objects and hear personal stories, we then ask other students if they understood each belonging and found commonalities.

Another idea for an introduction game:

Needed equipment: A ball which contains a bell, or a large balloon containing rice circle for noise effects.

The students sit in a small circle. After initial introductions, one student will roll the ball towards the other child and say his name.

The child, whose name was called, gets the ball and touches it to tell another 3 words starting with the first letter of his name. For example Ronen - Ramzor (traffic light), rikud (dancing), ra'ash (noise), and then roll the ball toward the other child.

Children who play the game can decide on any other ideas, such as using the names of animals.

The Product: Dumishush - A Box Game
The Game Developers: Students in fifth grade at the Hashalom school in Mevaseret Zion, who participated in the Hackathon.

A box game initiative

Dumishush - a box game in the style of the familiar Domino suited for people who are blind.

Product Goal: Prepare an experimental and available game for the blind

Product Purpose: Creating a game which people who are blind and people who can see can play together.

The Solution:

Use a familiar game and acknowledge the needs of the blind. Combining those two things created a game suitable for them.

Plan and Execution:

Choose materials - Black polygonal, Split pins, Wooden toothpicks, Glue, and Double-sided tape.

Workgroups: We got divided into groups of three to work on polygal cutting, punching holes, and diverging split pins, pinning sticks, and closing in double-sided tape.

Work Time: 3 sessions for approximately 8 hours.

Product Assessment: We ran a test game. By playing with our eyes closed, we got a real feel for its fun and enjoyment.

Product evaluation: What Can we improve?

- The double-sided tape didn't adhere well, so we used a glue tape.

- We believe that if there were a game board it would make it easier to put the dominos dice on.

Planning and execution

The Students' Facility Class Organizer
The Young Entrepreneurs: Students in fifth grade at Hashalom school in Mevaseret Zion who participated in the Hackathon.

A group of students in fifth grade at the Hashalom school in Mevaseret Zion, who participates in the Hackathon, took an active part in three sessions at the first Hackathon in Israel.

During the Hackathon students at the Hashalom school with students of Kaplan in Petach Tikva, Yad Mordechai in Bat Yam and Alumot from Tel Aviv came up with product ideas and took some of them into practice.

Young entrepreneurs from Hashalom school considered and planned a venture for the class' students.

The facility: organizer - as shown in the picture

Class Organizer

This product was developed after students identified a mutual problem.

Defined problem:

When the class and the teachers lack the equipment or, the equipment is unavailable, it is difficult to work or manage the lesson.

Solution Requirements:

- Convenience to see equipment made of transparent material would be helpful.

- The solution only requires a small space.

- Organize equipment.

- Keep equipment in one place.

- Make equipment easy to access.

- Use available lightweight and recyclable materials.

- The equipment has individual cells.

Problem: The need to organize equipment for teachers and students.

Student various ideas for problem-solving:

- Personal Organizer per student (in the box on the table).

- Teacher's desk organizer

- Classroom organizer

Needed Materials:

Polygal, plastic bottles, paper, pages, nylon, split pins, adhesive tape, double-sided tape, colored tape.


- Thinking about the product name and slogan

- Consider material and base size

- Divide tasks between groups

- Design and draw the containers for equipment

- Decide on product design, including color choices and decorations.

- Plan and draw the position of the tanks and headlines on the board.

- Assemble, organize, and connect the tanks to the board.

- Prepare the product name, slogan, and notes on the tanks.

- Glue headlines, slogans, and notes.

Suggested Improvements:

- Put a protective film on bottle edges.

- Wrap the headlines with nylon to keep them safe.

- Strengthen the base panel.

How the idea was implemented

The next plan: During the summer break, 18 organizers will be produced for the classrooms at the HaShalom school. The goal is to inspire other schools to adopt the product.

The project has been so successful and got a newspaper article named "Free class." The project also attended a Scientific Conference which was held at the Jerusalem Technological Development Center. The technology product category has received a great deal of interest, which led to a nomination.

The Business Invention: T"u Beshvat fair
The Child Entrepreneurs: Students in fifth grade at the Hashalom school in Mevaseret Zion

A group of students in fifth grade at the Hashalom school in Mevaseret Zion came up with an idea for a project; a students' room like the teachers' room. It would give students a cozy place to relax.

The kid entrepreneurs presented the idea to the school principal, Zehava Issachar, and received her approval to establish the room.

The children needed money to make this happen. It would pay for bean bags, rugs, and a library, computer, as well as board games and shelves, etc.

The students decided to raise money through venture sales on T"u Beshvat Day.

Sigal Bar, the vice principal who led the entrepreneurship course at school, supported and encouraged the students.

The Sales Fair was defined as T"u Beshvat fair. The entrepreneurs prepared, priced, and sold:

- Houseplants they prepared and planted

- Bookmarks recycled from natural materials which were prepared with first and second-graders

- Seed bags they made from newspapers

- Healthy sandwiches

- Skewers of fresh and dried fruit

- Popcorn

- Orange juice and cakes

The products were recruited by the young students from the school.

Planning and preparations helped make it a great day for all. The students felt responsibility and had a desire to sell as much as possible to finance the students' room.

The child entrepreneurs were satisfied with their achievements and revenue.

You can enjoy photos from the below:

Sales fair project

The Children's Social Venture: Guided school tours
The Entrepreneurial Kids: Students in fifth grade at Sadot school in Pardes Hana-Karkur.

Sadot school in Pardes Hana-Karkur is a growing school, whose graduates are fifth graders.

The attending students of the entrepreneurship course decided on a social enterprise idea which they carried out during the school year.

Students were divided into groups of four. Each group chose a class to accompany on the school's trip.

For the trip, the entrepreneur students learned its route. On the day of the trip, they were the guides who explained the visited places.

It was a fulfilling exercise for the young leaders and students who benefited from hearing the explanations up close.

Sadot school

The Students' Business: Vintage Clothing Store
The Entrepreneurs: Seventh-grade students studying entrepreneurship at the HaBiluim school in Ramat Gan

Seventh-grade students from the school of design and architecture HaBiluim in Ramat Gan participated in the course: Business Entrepreneurial. It was hosted by the school's principal, Michael Pinto.

After students learned about different types of ventures: business, social, social-business, technology, etc., they agreed to create a second-hand vintage store to sell clothes, toys, accessories, books, and more.

To encourage parents to get involved, students explained which topics would be taught in the classes. They include:

- Business Initiative and Entrepreneurship

- Business Planning

- Marketing

- The art of selling

- Accounting

- Building a website where the offered items will be displayed for sale.

To help with the store's opening, parents were asked to pick up and bring: Used clothing in good condition for children, women, and men, and games and jewelry. They were also asked to bring accessories, books, and hangers along with hanging wheels.

A letter to the students' parents

The Defined Goals:

- The experience of students in seventh grade in the planning, implementing, and marketing of the venture

- Cooperation between the school's students and parents

- Contribution to the school's community and assistance to needy families

Thanks to the students and Principal, Michael Pinto, the shop launched with much enthusiasm.

The parents of students contributed clothes and accessories - all in good condition. The donations were placed in the school's shelter where the student entrepreneurs sorted the clothes by color and prepared them to be washed.

Vintage clothing store at school

At school, the students got help from the teacher, Bat-Sheva, who designed tags for the clothes and were attached to clothes with a special "gun" which the store acquired.

On the tags, they mentioned the slogan: "Just a Second - Second-Hand Shop".

An etiquette

Each student entrepreneur's group family helped wash a bag of clothes. After they came back clean and ironed, the students hung them on hangers and racks which were also donated by parents at the school.

Vintage store project

One of the signs indicated the potential success of the enterprise, is the level of passion of an entrepreneur to realize his/her idea in full. The vintage store was successful because of the help of the school principal Michael Pinto. His ability to excite the school children and the parents of the developers contributed a great deal to the success of the enterprise.

In addition to the clothes and accessories donated by the school's parents, principal Michael turned to various companies within the country and explained the children's venture. He also gained their support for the store. The companies sent hundreds of brand-new clothing items and accessories to the school.
We want to thank Renuar, Home Center and Sack's store chain for their kind and generous. They contribute to the second-hand store to be a great success.

Receiving clothes

Applying for support from commercial companies is in itself, a tool for young entrepreneurial students to learn. While Michael called the companies to try and get their support, the entrepreneur students gathered in his office, listened and learned from him directly how to make calls about raising support from commercial agencies which benefit the store.

As a picture in Michael's office plainly shows, it became a virtual clothing garage. Because of the many ongoing donations, it was decided a purchased warehouse was needed. They accomplish this by first learning about the finances involved in starting a business. They also needed to raise initial capital. Students did this through operating "sweet breaks. They kept track of costs and balance sheets."

The students learned the importance of invoices and how to prepare them. In a collaborative thinking process, they prepared a price list for clothing and accessories offered for sale:

Price list

The stores first selling date scheduled as a meeting for the parent's assembly for the school's students. The student developers were all well prepared for this day with an emphasis on marketing.

The students formed groups of three. Each group had an assigned job. One of the entrepreneurs invited parents to a vintage shop. Another student entrepreneur explained its overall project and goals. A third student measured the shop's clothes to give people a sense of its movement and an idea of how the store functioned.

The first selling day

With the help of, teacher Bat-Sheva the students got together and designed the store - inside and out. They wanted it to appeal to customers in ways which convince them to come inside, look around, stay awhile, and buy.

Revenue from the Vintage shop was a respectable and appreciated amount. The store is a welcome topic of conversation between parents and neighborhood residents alike. It continues to operate. This makes both owners and customers happy.

As defined in the design stages of the process, from the shop benefit school children and needy families among the students, who graciously receive shopping bags, thanks to the store.

The vintage studio

Coming steps in the shop's marketing include photographs using students as store models.

It was clearly the young leaders felt pride and a collective sense of accomplishment for their efforts.

They prepared a concluding presentation with satisfaction.

The Social Venture: Happy is Healthy
The Social Entrepreneurial Students: Sixth graders Bnei-Bnot Mitzvah at the Kaplan school in Petah Tikva.

Happy is healthy

Sixth graders at the Kaplan school who are part of the entrepreneurship course and chosen to work in partnership with students from Houston in the US, complete a project within their community.

The students knew about the kindness and the work of the people at Schneider Hospital. It is near Kaplan school and helps sick Children. The students decided to light Chanukah candles with these children.

You too can donate money to buy and light a candle with the children. Wealthy people typically do this, but anyone who wants to help can take part.

A Jewish school in Houston loved the idea and decided to work at the same time as the Kaplan students did to light candles for the sick children who they lived near.

The students planned to use candle lighting as a unique part of their enterprise efforts and to bring cheer to the little ones in Schneider Children's Hospital. They decided the best time to raise money for the candle idea was the day of the ceremony of the Global Entrepreneurship Week, 2014. At this time, parents and educators could come to the school, watch the ceremony, and give to help the young leaders raise money. To do this, the students used a team of teachers, including a Math teacher who played a clown, and a teacher who instructs a theater class. The singer Si Heiman, who teaches a course at the school and several other teachers also contributed to the candle project.

Some students made cookies with smiley faces. There were funny balloons and enjoyable art workshops related to laughter and more; all offered for a small fee to buy the opportunity to light a candle with the children.

Invitations for the event read:

The invitation went out to the parents

The fundraising day became a happy day of fun and enjoyment during which the students raised the amount needed to light the candle with Schneider's Children.

Ticket sales positions include:

Ticket sales positions

- Balloon activity station

A work station with balloons

- Soap bubble games station

Soap bubbles Games Station

Professor Peres, the director of the hospital, was delighted with the reason and success of the event. He asked for necessary and continued cooperation. The mayor also attended and lit candles with the children as the director of the hospital looked on.

The first candle of Hanukkah With Schneider's children

The Activity: Floor Painting
The Young Girl Entrepreneurs: Fifth-graders at the Noam Mohaliver school in Bnei Brak.

With the decision to educate for entrepreneurship in different classes in the school, Noam Mohaliver began planning their preferred venture.

Students in Fifth-grade chose floor games as a project. Participants had to draw within the schoolyard. The games will supply fun for the students during their breaks.

At the time, they wanted the painting to look beautiful and considered hiring a company to make it happen. The costs were too high, so they decided the girls would paint the floor, themselves. They got financing for it from the sales of "sweet break."

The girls rolled up their sleeves and then, busily planned, drew, and painted their masterpiece.

Floor painting

When it dried, they were happy and satisfied with their work and enjoyed playing with the drawings.

Enjoy playing with the drawings The girls were satisfied

The Product: Tissue Holder Device
The Girl Entrepreneurs: Third graders from "Noam Mohaliver" in Bnei Brak

Third-grade students from Noam Mohaliver created a Tissue holder device.

They got the idea from girls who often had to leave the classroom to get tissues. It interrupted their lessons.

The students shared ideas and developed an experimental tissue holder device for their own class, first. If successful, they would expand and put them in more of the school's classes.

In the first stage of the project, each of the girls in the class would bring and use their own tissue holder model. Later, they would seek a professional to produce and install a model based on one of their designs or, a combination of their plans.

The Activity: Puzzles for Nitzan's Children
The Young Female Entrepreneurs: Sixth-graders from Noam Mohaliver in Bnei Brak

Sixth-grade students from Noam Mohaliver volunteer regularly volunteer at Nitzan, a school for children with disabilities.

For this project, the students asked for and received a special place assigned to them where they would manage decorating with puzzles put together by the children of Nitzan.

To raise money to buy the puzzles, the students created and held sales with items like homemade bracelets.

After they managed to raise enough money for the project, the girls purchased the puzzles, and along with the children, put them together, framed them, and hung them on the corner walls.

Puzzles for Nitzans' children The puzzles project

The Invention: Shirt for any size
The Pupil Entrepreneurs: Yair, Geffen and Shani from the Mordei HaGeta'ot school in Ramat Gan

Shirt for any size project

Yair participated in the program for training young students to be entrepreneurs within the school.

The movie: "Back to the Future" gave Yair an idea to create a versatile T-shirt which fit any size.

Yair co-opted with Geffen and Shani and together they carried out the product.

Read about the process of the project T-shirt for any size.

The presentation:

The project: Student Storage Table
The Young Student Entrepreneurs: Leadership Graduate members of the Mordei HaGetao't school in Ramat Gan

This project was executed by the sixth, seventh, and eighth-grade students from the Mordei HaGeta'ot school in Ramat Gan, who chose Leadership Development and took part in the children's entrepreneurship program.

The students learned all the steps a developer goes through - concept - progress - implementation.

Students who were exposed to various examples of ventures also considered ideas for projects they could examine and work on as a team.

They raised and prioritized their ideas, and together, they decided on one; a Storage table.

The inspiration for the table came from the television series "Arthur", in which the students on the show have desks with storage compartments.

The TV series Arthur

There is a real need for them today. Some students do have lockers in the school's hallways, but they come at a price. If they forget their notebooks or other supplies, it might cause lesson interruptions.

Lockers at school

As the class continues to learn, the student or students miss as much time as it takes to get permission from the teacher to go to their lockers, retrieve needed items, and return to the classroom. It is also important to consider the time it would take a student to, again, become settled enough to pay attention to the teacher's instructions.

Students face another issue when they choose not to buy a locker. They have to carry their books and bags which are hard on the neck and back. It might even slow them down.

Storage desks could help solve these problems. They can improve the existing classroom desks and even include hooks so students can hang their school bags. It might also be possible to lock and use them as smaller versions of hallway lockers.

The student group considered how these desks should look and prepared a preliminary sketch.

A preliminary sketch of the table.

As they planned the table, they included a scenario which involved not knowing which desk belongs to whom, especially on days when they rearrange them. Another problem with the tables might involve the possibility of students closing a desk on their fingers.

The project's group and came up with doable and straightforward solutions to these possible complications.

Students involved in the storage table endeavor visited other classrooms to present their plans and talk about current issues with the school lockers. This also allowed them to share the various benefits of storage desks.

First, they explained the situation as it is today and its pain.

Explaining the need

Then they explained their solution and its benefits.

The solution benefits

Most of the school students have expressed an interest and a desire to replace the existing desks with the Storage Table as presented by the entrepreneurs.

The students needed and wanted the school to approve their idea. This was up to the school's principal, Ronni Shasha. She supported the manufacture of 15 desks - subject to costs and with a limited budget.

Even before this, during a visit conducted by The Complex (Ha-Mitham), the students shared their ideas with a knowledgeable entrepreneur.

Young entrepreneurs present their ideas

They also received help from Orly Asaf, an architect, and lovely woman. She was happy to answer their questions. She also created a drawing and sketched according to their shared ideas and specifications.

A professional sketch

The students searched for and found a woodworker named Lior Tzuk. He understood their intentions for the table and proved he had experience in a prototype implementation. They shared the concept with him, and he delivered. He stuck to a tight deadline. The group was pleased with his work and thanked him for his help.

Young entrepreneurs and their project

The group placed the table in front of the school, and other students expressed interest in their work. Some wanted to know if they get one of the desks, others agreed it's time had come.

Presenting the project

The school year has ended, but if they meet and plan together next year, the students in the group will continue to promote their welcomed storage table project.

The Venture of the Young Students: Kiosk Mordei
The Child Entrepreneurs: Members of the Young Leadership from the Mordei HaGeta'ot school in Ramat Gan

Students in grades three, four and five from "Mordei HaGeta'ot" in Ramat Gan, chose Leadership Development and attended the entrepreneurial programme. They considered ideas for creative projects. Some students implemented these projects with guidance from a teacher, Michal Mamman.

One plan involved creating a school Kiosk.

Three children in the group, Amichai, Ofek, and Ido get credit for the creative conception to use the Kiosk to sell sweets to the school's students.

The developers presented their idea to a group of entrepreneurial leaders, who asked clarifying questions about the Kiosk, its build, and the builder. They wanted to get answers about bulk candy purchases, possible food sales, and food preparation. They also asked about selling and times of sales.

The students listened to the questions, considered proper responses, and returned for another meeting better prepared.

They drew a model of the kiosk, as they saw it in their minds, as well.

At this point, the idea of a kiosk was passed along with other ideas that were raised in the leadership group, to the approval of the school principal, Ronni Shasha.

Ronni loved the idea, but explained it could not happen due to the school's PTA authorizations and restrictions.

This did not discourage the young entrepreneurs. Their determination to create their Kiosk fueled idea changes to have a Convenience store and sell ice cream, sandwiches, and drinks.

To overcome money restrictions, students decided to sell items for "equal money." They also chose the school's students could get products in exchange for refundable bottle deposits at 0.30NIS per bottle.

These changes helped the Kiosk remain educational and be a great value to all. The school's administration agreed, the leaders had realized the desired enterprise.

Due to the changes, the young entrepreneurs recruited other members from their Leadership Group who wanted to take part in their Kiosk efforts. Eleven students became joined the Kiosk venture.

The group sat and thought about a name for the kiosk, raised many names, but once the name Kiosk Mordei came up, everybody expressed enthusiasm and accepted it.

The group met to discuss pricing and items to sell.

They also talked about when they would open and needed marketing.

The children made illuminating signs using their slogans to announce the Kiosk's opening.

Every morning for two weeks, the developers visited the classrooms and reminded the students to bring bottles.

At first, the bottles came in slowly, but after a few days, students began arriving with bags full.

Every day at recess, the student entrepreneurs collected the bottles and appointed spot near the stage of the schoolyard.

In exchange for the bottles, students received a coupon with the illustrated purchased. They were asked to bring the coupons when the kiosk was running, and by handing over their coupons, they would receive the product they purchased. This way, the entrepreneurs could know how many products to purchase, and of what kind. This helped avoid financial loss.

Students collected the bottles in a room and classified them into large bags - 180 bottles in a bag. We then took the bags to the nearest branch of the ELA recycling organization and received the deposit.

To help with the success of the kiosk, we recruited teachers. We sent an email to all teachers and asked if they could allow child entrepreneurs to enter their classrooms in the morning to publish the news about the enterprise, and encourage other students to bring bottles.

One of the teachers at the school wrote an email about the success of collecting the bottles. She wrote: "I am sure the kiosk will be successful. The children in my class shop with coupons in quantities that would allow them to eat popsicles nonstop for 24 hours."

Students have booths through which they sell. They had three booths in the school and made a stand for each product - popsicles - sandwiches - drinks.

On the day the kiosk opened, the entrepreneurs arrived early. They prepared sandwiches using fresh rolls which teacher Michal bought. They put on tag names, got the pre-ordered popsicles, and were eagerly waiting for the moment sales would begin.

The entire school was excited about the sale. Teachers directed students to go to the kiosk stands in an orderly fashion. They did this one grade at a time. This enabled the young entrepreneurs to serve everyone comfortably.

At the end of the sale, the entrepreneurs gathered in the teacher's room and conducted summary conclusions of their venture.

Teacher, Michal summed up the venture kiosk Mordei this way:

The children have experienced what it's like to be independent entrepreneurs.

They may never forget this experience.

My hope is, the children have learned what it's like to be an entrepreneur who can initiate projects themselves without fear.

There is no doubt that they will be leaders because they have experienced it and they understnad it is not so scary.

Thanks to everyone who helped out and supported us behind-the-scenes.

May there would be many more such ventures!

This presentation summarizes the Kiosk Mordei project.

The Venture in the School: Mind Games
The Entrepreneurial Kids: Members of the Young Leadership School Mordei HaGeta'ot in Ramat Gan

Teacher, Michal Mamman, led a Young Leadership course for students from grades three, four and five. They initiated a day of mind games, guiding students in the first and second grades.

They used the mind games from Lior - a mind game Guide.

Lior guided the entrepreneurs, teaching them the game in advance, and explained to them the significance of being in the role of a guide.

To differentiate the entrepreneurs from school children who came to play games, and to highlight the entrepreneurial being part of a team, we use name tags.

Entrepreneurial leaders arrived early in the morning and organized the games. They waited for the students to come to the appointed areas. The graders arrived first. Second graders arrived the next hour.

The teacher summarized the result:

The children had a great time. Everything was neat and organized. The young leaders worked as a team.

They played with the children, which made them feel like leaders.

Student entrepreneurs now have experience with the joys and difficulties of training around small children, some who did not cooperate.

It was nice to see how they managed to outdo themselves, take care of the children, and still find several ways to enjoy themselves.

It was amazing!

Enjoy these images from the presentation. They show the success of the project - start to finish.

The Initiative of Students: A Play Room
The Young Entrepreneur Members: Members of the Young Leadership School Mordei HaGeta'ot in Ramat Gan

A group of third, fourth, and fifth-grade leaders under the guidance of the teacher, Michal Mamman, thought about ideas for initiatives, after consideration, questions, and feedback thought about ways to implement plans.

One idea was a playroom with board games in the classes to benefit students. This will allow them to play with them during recess.

The original idea which led to the final project, the process, the implementation and the success of the project - in this presentation.

The Operation: Costumarket - Costumes Sales
The Child Entrepreneurs: Students in Democracy junior high school in Lev Hasharon

A group of seventh, eighth and ninth-grade students who participated in the entrepreneurship course from the junior high school of democracy Lev Hasharon set up a venture to sell costumes at school.

The students planned, marketed, and implemented the venture, with success.

A group of initiators contacted students and teachers to donate saleable costumes no longer needed.

Those who contributed costumes received a credit to purchase another costume.

See the steps in this presentation.

The Initiative: Barbari - Healthy Bar
The Pupil Entrepreneurs: Four, five, and six-grade students, participants in the Entrepreneurship course for Kids at the Amirim school in Binyamina

Barbari - A healthy bar venture! Chosen by the children as a final project for entrepreneurship studies.

A healthy bar at school

Vision: accessibility of healthy lifestyles for children through selling fresh, sweetened vegetables, fruit which is colorful and stimulating to the eye. This offers the message that fruits and vegetables can be a welcomed alternative to today's processed snacks.

During the work program:

- The children dealt with recruiting, organizing and selecting produce

- The children prepared, served, and sold the produce

- The kids were engaged in branding and marketing the stands

- The children set up the stands.

- The children priced the products and considered the business model as part of carrying out the business concept they learned as they studied entrepreneurship.

The kids entrepreneurs

The Social-Business Venture: Costume Sales
The Kid Initiators: Fourth-graders who participated in the Entrepreneurship for Kids Program at Brenner elementary school in Givatayim
The Young Makers: Third, fourth and fifth-grade students who are members of the Leadership Development classes at the Mordei HaGeta'ot school in Ramat-Gan
The Entrepreneurs: Young students from the Tlamim school in Be'er Ya'akov

The Initiative at the Brenner School in Givatayim:

Initiative at the Brenner School in Givatayim: fourth-graders, who took part in the lessons on entrepreneurship created and carried out the project for the holiday of Purim.

The children asked the school students to bring costumes and accessories for Purim they no longer needed. In return, the students received coupons entitling them to select a costume and accessories on the fair.

The response was impressive, and beautiful costumes were collected, donated, and offered for sale at the school's fair.

Collected monies were intended to establish the radio room at the school. The remaining costumes and props were donated to poor families.

The intention was to combine business entrepreneurship with social entrepreneurship.

The Initiative of Students at Mordei HaGeta'ot School in Ramat Gan:

Third, fourth and fifth-grade students in the entrepreneurial leadership group at Mordei HaGeta'ot school in Ramat Gan, guided by the teacher, Sarit Alfital came up with the idea, planned it, and carried out the costume fair.

To ensure success, the children asked the students to bring costumes they no longer needed and in good condition. In return, the students got coupons for costumes and accessories on the fair.

Asking for costumes

The school newspaper published an article about the fair.

At the school newspaper Wriiten about the project

This is how the young entrepreneurs concluded the venture:

We thought of a Purim holiday-related venture. We didn't have any ideas, and decided to hold a costume fair aimed at recycling and reuse, along with how to reduce the costume's costs.

We split into teams, each team responsible for a grade, and, each day moving between classrooms to collect donations for costumes, accessories, and bottles.

Whoever brought a costume, or prop would receive a coupon of equal value. Those who did not bring anything could get a coupon for recycling bottles.

During the following days, as we walk between classes we discovered there was not much cooperation and we were very worried that our venture would not succeed, but, as more days passed and the date of the fair grew near, the student's cooperation improved.

On the day of the fair, members of leadership arrived early so they could arrange things. Sarit, our teacher, brought clips to hang the costumes. We also organize desks and put our accessories in place.

Representatives handed out coupons to students as they arrived to attend the fair. As they came, we were very stressed because some costumes were scattered across the floor. Although it took time to organize, we were happy, full of laughter, and enjoyed seeing people buy and enjoy themselves.

At the end of the fair, some costumes and accessories were left over. We donated them to the first grade so they could have a box of costumes to play with during recess. We also gave some accessories to the theater teacher, Salit.

A week after the fair we met with Sarit. She said the teachers referred to the fair as a success and their students enjoyed it very much.

We are proud of ourselves for our ability to work as a team and help students choose appropriate costumes and props.

The Implementation at the Tlamim School in Be'er Ya'akov:

A second-hand costume store at school

Students from the Tlamim school in Be'er Ya'akov prepared in advance for Purim. To encourage residents to donate accessories, costumes, and hangers that the children will sell, they published a PR article in a local newspaper. The article stated they will use the proceeds to fund school activities which benefit the community.

The project will also serve to help children learn math, language, and English.

The Tlamim school is getting ready for Purim with a costume shop venture

The Venture: Dog Adoption Day
The Young Initiators: Fourth graders, Entrepreneurship for Kids Program participants from the Mordei HaGeta'ot school in Ramat Gan

17 fourth-graders participated in the children's entrepreneurship program during the school year and raised ideas for initiatives. They chose to focus on how they could promote and implement Dog Adoption Day.

Dog Adoption Day

The young entrepreneurs, accompanied by the science teacher, Shirly Ben-Yaakov, created a business and marketing plans for the enterprise. They defined and divided the roles while also working as a team.

Dogs needing adoption were brought by Geva Zin from Geva's kennels and accompanied the children entrepreneurs. Cooperation was successful.

Geva's kennels

After they planned the entire process, students met with the school's principal, Ronni Shasha described their plans and asked for approval to begin. The project was approved and scheduled to start on Friday morning, the first day of June.

Upon approval, students marketed Dog Adoption Day in various ways to students and parents.

Marketing activity by students

On the day of the event, the dogs arrived early morning in a special car from Geva's kennels. Students dressed in white shirts and were given white hats and tags. This distinguished them as the entrepreneurial team responsible for the day of adoption, which was a big success with four dogs adopted into new homes.

Teri the dog was adopted Gali the dog was adopted Putch the dog was adopted Putcha the dog was adopted

Read more about the dog Adoption Day steps taken by the student entrepreneurs.

The Kids' Venture: Pitot Bataboon
The Children: A group of fifth-graders who participated in the Entrepreneurship for Kids Program from the Psagot primary school in Kiryat Bialik

Fifth graders from Psagot School in Kiryat Bialik split into groups. Each group set up a project.

Nurit Ebnsitz, a teacher of entrepreneurship in the school, explained that one group planned and carried out the pitot in the taboon project.

pitot in the taboon project

Entrepreneurial students employed their parents to assist in the work of baking the pitot. They purchased a partially baked pitot. They, then, put chocolate and extras on it, such as colored candies.

The student prepared a price list to present to buyers.

As the day to implement approached, the school students and their parents were updated about the project. The response to the opportunity to buy hot pitot with chocolate spread overall, and the taboon project was a real success.

The Kids' Initiative: Makeup and Nail Polish Stands
The Girl Entrepreneurs: Fifth graders participating in the entrepreneurship elective course from the Psagot primary school in Kiryat Bialik

Makeup and nail polish stands project

The Psagot school in Kiryat Bialik selected fourteen students from fifth-grade to participate in the entrepreneurial curriculum.

Students were divided into groups and each group chose an idea to bring to realization.

A group of students raised the idea of setting up makeup and nail polish stand for Purim.

The purpose of the project was to create an atmosphere of Purim for the school and also gain experience from setting up the venture.

After processing the concept and design, the group began their preparations. The young female entrepreneurs asked school students to contribute nail polish and makeup and purchased art and other items. This is needed for proper project realization.

After they prepared and organized the project, they launched it the week before Purim. The group set up tables and chairs for the stand. The girls would apply makeup for the schools' female students during the whole week's recess.

The student group invested a lot in naming the activity. They chose: "Lakipur". The name reflects the essence of the project - nail polish and makeup. It also highlights Purim because it contains the word PUR.

The name of the project

To include different options for the makeup and nail polish students set an amount which they included in the priceless and placed near the stand.

In conclusion, teacher Nurit Ebnsitz, who accompanied the student groups indicated, the students flooded the stands for makeup, some refused the nail polish and instead decorated with nail art.

The girls were excited, and the event was a success.

The Initiative of the Kids: School Coffee Shop
The Young Founders: Fifth-grade group from the Psagot school in Kiryat Bialik

Coffee shop at the school

This page includes several enterprises created by students from Psagot school in Kiryat Bialik.

The entrepreneur students are fifth-graders who participated in the elective entrepreneurship course for children under the supervision of the teacher and school pedagogic coordinator, Nurit Ebnsitz.

Groups were comprised of young entrepreneurs. One group established a coffee shop for parent's day evening.

The founders planned what to sell and how their coffee shop would look like. Parents help make cakes for the event, and students sold them alongside raspberry juice.

The Coffee shop was a success and all profits were kept for the benefit of the school.

The Initiative: Community Website
The Young tech Entrepreneurs: Sixth-grade students from Kaplan school in Petah Tikva.

Twenty sixth-grade students selected from Kaplan school to attend the entrepreneurship classes chose to create a tech enterprise. They built a website to help the whole school community.

The students set a vision, planned its construction and worked to promote it among the students and parents. They wanted to understand the benefits of the site and its contribution to students and their families.

As the students learned from their visit to Wix Company and during the meetings with Galit Zamler, they should start small, and grow over time.

"We deserve congratulations! - A new website was born at Kaplan."

This excited the young team of Kaplan entrepreneurs.

The goal: Help the school community as a whole

Establishing a community web site

The Children's Venture: Food and Candy Stand
The Kids: 12-year-olds kids Or, Ziv Tom, Omer, and Barak

Children taking part in the entrepreneurial lessons for kids set up a stand with food and sweets for one week at the center Sde Boker, Givatayim. All details - in the video here:

The Initiative: A Stand for Selling Fruit Juice
The Young Founders: Fourth and fifth grade students from Psagot primary school in Kiryat Bialik

Psagot school

In Psagot primary school in Kiryat Bialik 14 selected fifth-grade students participated in weekly entrepreneurship lessons.

The students were divided into groups and each group chose an initiative.

Four students decided to set up a fresh juice stand.

Since the students had learned during the program meetings about the steps for planning and establishing an enterprise, they acted according to a plan. They included:

Goal setting, conducting a survey for choosing the most like juices among students.

The students coordinated a date with the Deputy Director of the school, examined what needed to be done to establish the joint venture, and where to purchase the fruit at a reasonable cost.

After researching how much the fruit would cost, against the cost of preparing a glass of juice, they decided on a price which would allow them to please their customers and make a profit.

They decided to use their stand to sell juices during a recess at Tu B'Shvat.

The survey revealed that there is a preference for freshly squeezed orange juice, along with lemon-mint juices.

A stand for selling fruit juice

The students got oranges and lemons from three sources, some were donated by stores in the area. The majority were brought to the school by the students before they established the enterprise. The young developers also purchased some.

They purchased glasses, straws, and mint. The squeezing juice machine and jars were brought from home.

The students labeled the stand and made a price list -3 NIS per glass of orange juice -2 NIS cup of lemon-mint juice. On the trash can, they wrote: I eat garbage.

It was important to the group of young entrepreneurs to feel responsible. Although teacher Nurit Ebnsitz was available to them, they set out to do things themselves.

To cope with a large number of students who'd come to purchase the natural juices, the student entrepreneurs asked parents to help. At 8 o'clock in the morning, they commenced squeezing. This gave them enough juices during the break and help them keep up with student demand.

At the end, the students talked about their experiences and learned lessons. They agreed that their venture was a success. They managed to sell, without making any mess. They were delighted by the incomes, which amounted to 645 NIS, and the profit amounted to 560 NIS. This amount was kept for the benefit of future ventures.

The Initiative: Kiosk at the School
The kid Founders: Six fifth grade students from the Moreshet Moshe school in Ramat Gan

A group of fifth-graders, who participated in entrepreneurship lessons once a week, established a venture of a kiosk at the school.

The children planned the kiosk's construction, prepared to detail a business plan, and set goals and objectives. They divided roles and were all ready to run the venture.

The Initiative: Change the School Bell's Ring
The Initiators: A group of seventh-grade students from the middle school Hazav in Alfei Menashe
The entrepreneurial group: School students from Tze'elon in Be'er Ya'akov
The children behind the idea: Students from Alumot in Tel Aviv

Change the school's ringing bell

The Application at Alumot School

It should be noted, this is the first year Alumot School students took part in the program for entrepreneurial skills development. Within three Hackathon sessions, they learned, internalized and executed several projects.

As part of these events, the student entrepreneurs were hosted in three schools from various cities: Kaplan in Petah Tikva, Yad Mordechai in Bat Yam, and HaShalom school in Mevaseret Zion.

These visits revealed that each school's bell rang in a different way. Thus they raised the idea of replacing the standard ring tone at their school to a song. Teacher Orna Ya'akovson encouraged this project.

A ring tone replacement announcement to teachers and students came through the school's radio.

In a box placed in the school, each student got to propose an idea to replace the current ring tone with a Hebrew candidacy song. They were also to include the reason they chose a particular song.

The next step was to vote. After prioritizing and reducing the overall number of songs, final songs got played, and to a democratic electoral process, the chosen song received the most votes.

The implementation at junior high school Hazav

Participants in entrepreneurship studies along with youths from Hazav in Alfei Menashe middle school shared several idea initiatives.

One group chose to change the school ring tone.

Accompanied by parents, the students planned the process.

Students sought approval for the replacement from the school's management and student council. They also considered issues song copyrights.

The class that collects the most bottles, which are for another venture group will choose the songs.

Parents who accompany the developer students help do this through school meetings and a group page which they opened on Facebook.

The application at Tze'elon school

Tze'elon school composed an original anthem which is highlighting the uniqueness of the school's entrepreneurial focus.

Since we changed the ringtone it now plays the school's Anthem.

The Initiative: Recycling Bottles
The Doers: Seventh-grade student group from Hazav middle school in Alfei Menashe

As mentioned above, the participants in the EFK program from Hazav middle school raised interesting enterprise ideas.

One group chose a business venture which includes financial profit. It involves collecting recyclable bottles and selling them directly to the recycling corporation - ELA.

It challenges the young students to collect as many bottles as they can, and engage school children.

To do so, they joined a group of entrepreneurs who decided to change the school's ringtone and held a competition between classes.

The grade who collected the most recyclable bottles chose the songs.

Recycling bottles

The Initiative: Decorating School
The Children with the Idea: Seventh-grade students from Hazav middle school in Alfei Menashe

The idea to decorate the school came up by one junior high school students participating in the entrepreneurship studies at Hazav school in Alfei Menashe.

When the students sat down to rank the ideas for projects, it seemed that the decorating idea was not high on the list.

The students discussed various aspects, concerns, and benefits of the enterprise with the facilitators.

The talks motivated the students and helped to better understand that entrepreneurship is not just for material gain, but can affect the environment, bring enjoyment and be satisfying.

Following the discussion, they decided to decorate the school.

Children and Adolescents Initiating

Entrepreneurship is not only for adults.

As you can see here, there are children and youth entrepreneurs, some business entrepreneurs and some are social entrepreneurs.

We welcome new ideas via email. Be sure to attach any pictures, and we'll put you on our site.

The Initiative: 16th Birthday
The Teen Entrepreneur: Itay Perlman, 16 years old

16th birthday

As Itay's birthday arrived, he decided he didn't want to celebrate it as they do in the US. He wanted to celebrate his special day differently.

His choice touched my heart so I asked him to tell me more.

In the student entrepreneur classes, we learn to alert the environment and identify opportunities. This is what Itay did.

His Facebook page revealed, a few days before his 16th birthday Itay had an accident and had to stay in the hospital five days. During this stay, he saw a 16-year-old amputee.

At this point, Itay decided to celebrate his birthday with sick children in hospitals. He believed it would make them happy.

He used his own money to buy candies. When people heard about what he'd done, they appreciated his intentions and decided to help. His goodwill revealed a beautiful side of the caring Jewish culture.

Itay went between the children's departments in the hospital. He gave sweets to the sick children and that pleased them very much.

Itay felt satisfied with the whole process of implementing his idea. The ability to recruit people and then spread the initiative across various channels, helped Itay understand he can make a difference in society.

This encouraged him to encourage more children to celebrate their birthday in this way.

The Initiative: Growing and Selling Silkworms
The Initiator Boy: 11-year-old Barak

Three years ago, I bought some silk larvae. I wanted to watch the process of its development. At the end of that process, I had a lot of silkworm eggs and decided to keep them for next year.

I kept the eggs in a box in the refrigerator for a year. After the Passover holiday, I took them out of the fridge and put them in a shoebox - making sure to pick and feed them mulberry leaves, so they'd have something to eat as soon as the eggs hatched.

I created another generation of silkworms, but since I did not have as many as the year before, I decided not to sell them. This year, a lot of butterflies laid eggs, so in the third year, I had a lot of silkworms.

You can see in the picture all the silkworms.

Growing and selling silkworms

Now, as I have so many silkworms, I decided to sell them. I based my decision on the entrepreneurship course I took, which taught me ways to identify opportunities. I met many children who wanted silkworms and checked their selling price at a local store. I then decided to sell each worm for 2 NIS. People who purchased three silkworms received a discount and only have to pay five shekels.

To do this, I went to a garden near my home with the box the larvae. I asked: "Who wants silkworms"?. I was encouraged when I earned 37 NIS the first day. And continued to go to different gardens to sell my worms.

To encourage children and parents to buy, I sell the silkworm larvae in disposable plates and give my customers enough mulberry leaves to hold them over until they can pick their own.

In conclusion, making money by myself was fun, rather than asking from my parents. By participating in the young entrepreneurial course, I learned the differences between supportive and non-supportive environments. This helped me understand what I'm up against and still continue the venture.

Some people said "yuck, the silkworms as creepy". Others encouraged me and said I did well. Some parents thanked me for helping them teach their children about silkworms life cycles, others believe selling silkworms was a bad example of entrepreneurship.

Learn more about growing silkworms.

The Initiative: Establishing Entrepreneurship Center
The Teenager Entrepreneur: Rotem Laniado, 11th grade

Rotem Laniado, 11th grade

Rotem attends the Alon high school in Ramat Hasharon and set up there an entrepreneurship center called Together.

Teenage students visit the center during recess and after school. They use this time to discuss project ideas and present them to friends to get their opinions.

Besides, Rotem organizes lectures on entrepreneurship. Some are at the center, and some outside the school, including Google Campus.

The center has existed for one year. With the school principal's encouragement, it's for its uniqueness.

Rotem and his friends have managed to combine both entrepreneurship and innovation. Because of this, the students learned to use Photoshop. Students in the photography course were invited to hackathons to take and edit videos and photos. Music students, developed a guitar with a tablet.

To encourage other young people to come to the Entrepreneurship Center, Rotem went to a nearby middle school in the city to tell other students about its activity. He invited them to join.

The school's director likes the center initiative and organized a meeting to discuss it with the Ministry of Education and the municipality.

This is the Center's symbol

Establishing an entrepreneurship center

Rotem came to Global Entrepreneurship Week - 2014 as a guest lecturer for parents and students.

The Initiative: Building Websites
The Talented Boy: Sixteen-year-old Victor

Victor wrote about his experiences at the cafe Marker:

There is much to say about 18-year-old entrepreneurs like me. I am a young entrepreneur who always dreams about opportunities and new possibilities. I participate in many events with young business leaders, I meet startups and vice presidents. I visit companies like Intel. Some people my age have difficulty finding a job, but I work on new ideas. Is it good or should I be like everyone else?

I asked Victor to elaborate more on his efforts. This is what he said:

"From the time I went into sixth grade, I dreamt about having my own business. I was interested in the programming field and began to study it seriously during high school. It was then I realized it was a field I wanted to take on, so I built a site to show customers my work."

Building websites

My first customer found me on a social network. It was there I offered to build a free website. I did this to get marketing exposure.

Working with my first customer gave me self-confidence. Helped me understand I was on the right track to eventual success.

Those in my spheres of influence are supportive and actually, they help market me.

My ambition is also my business vision. I want every small business - including grocery stores to have a website. I would like to be the one to build them. This would be part of my venture success.

The advice I give first-time entrepreneurs is to do your best and ignore the people's insults. That positive comments motivate you and continue to look forward to success. I would also advise them to make time to create connections and learn about other people. Many can become your customers or even future business partners.

The Initiative: Computer Games
The Young Inventor: Nine-year-old Jonathan Shiloh

Computer games

Nine-year-old Jonathan loves computers and understands computer games.

Jonathan's father works at Microsoft. At one point, Jonathan planned a computer game with him. Microsoft was looking for interesting ideas for community ventures. This created the collaboration between Jonathan and Kodu software development.

Kodu allows adults and children to design visual and friendly games, which do not require knowledge of programming language.

Jonathan defined rules and measures which can be used in game development. It is a skill he acquired from playing computer games.

Jonathan and his father presented Kodu during an exhibition held in April 2012 and sponsored by Microsoft for the developers' community in Israel. It was appreciated by all.

At the exhibition

The success of Kodu has already been documented and one example is that school children in Kiryat Ono use Kudo software to develop computer games. (April 2012)

We invite the site's users to learn more about Kodu.

The Activity: Doggie Sitter
The Kids: 14-year-old Yagel and nine-year-old Hadar

Doggie sitter Take care of dogs

Yagel explains:

I take my dog Chiquita for daily neighborhood walks. Once when I was out for our walk, a neighbor saw us and asked if I would be willing to walk her dogs for pay.

She has four dogs: Puff, Tanni, Jook, and Nicky

It has been a year since we started, and we have earned enough money to buy my mother a ring for her birthday. She encourages us to continue as it builds responsibility.

It's like that for almost a year that we get to take the dogs out, and we already bought a nice ring for Mom's birthday with the money we earned.

Child entrepreneurs can learn more about the needs of dog owners here: they need people to walk their dogs at least once a day or once a week. Most like to use people they know personally. It is important to know, this job is only suitable for people who actually like dogs.

Another boy 10-year-old Roy wanted to be a Dog Sitter. His mother said:

"Roy loves dogs."

He decided to care for them during his summer vacation. He asked the dog owner close to his home to display a sign he prepared to announce his new venture.

Below is Roy's Ad:

An ad for doggie sitter

"Do you spend long hours away from home? Do you need a vacation?

My name is Roy. I am 10 years old, and I love pets.

Let me help you take care of your dog.

I will and take it outside, play with it, and brush and feed him.

Call me. Let us talk."

Roy's ad helped him get a job with a dog named Bilbi - a tiny four-month-old poodle.

Roy uses his acquired knowledge to train dogs, including Bilbi. He trains the dogs in commands like Sit, Comes, Good dog, and more.

Roy loves the dogs and makes his own money.

Here is a picture of Roy and Bilbi:

Roy in picture with Bilbi the dog

To get some idea of what children learn from a Doggie sitting job we invited parents to read Galit Zamler's article.

The Initiative: Selling Old Toys and Games
The Business Children: Omer and Noa, ages 10.5, Guy, Amir, and Ido ages 10

The children sell their Items at the local mall. They include board games, toys, and Gogosim. They also sell brochures and CDs.

Selling old toys and games

Noa mentioned, her mother and sister have birthdays soon, but she did not have enough money to buy presents. She decided to sell items she no longer needed and use the money to buy them gifts. She recommended other kids do the same.

Second hand project Selling second hand toys

Guy said that he earned 40 NIS in one day. He decided to save the money instead of rushing to spend it.

The Initiative: Braiding
The Idea Creator: 10.5-year-old Omer

Omer, who sells all games and toys is also a talented young entrepreneur.

Last year, Omer asked her mother to purchase for her, small rubber bands, and a particular hairbrush. She borrowed the stool, her grandmother uses in the shower. Omer created a price list labeling the braids according to their types. This made it easier for the children to know beforehand, the cost of their braids.

Omer set up her area to work in the garden next to the house. Girls sat on the stool and she braided their hair.

Braiding project

Her initiative quickly became ahead and created long lines. So the girls wanted their hair braided Omer worked until 20:00. She earned quite a lot of money.

Omer said: "I got the idea to braid girls hair during a trip to Eilat. While there I saw women braiding and getting paid to do it."

Omer's mother said: "Omer has self-confidence and charisma." She is creative, practical, and at times, impractical. This is part of her success. I support and encourage her to do her best.

The Initiative: Camp for Young Children
The Girls Behind the Project: Cherry, 12 and Nehemiah, 15

Cherry and Nehemiah live in Bnei Brak. They usually babysit in the afternoons. Both identified a need mothers had to have their children cared for. During Fasting days, the children do not go to kindergarten. Fasting mothers struggled to take care of their children and prepare their food.

When Sherry and Nehemiah recognized these needs, they spoke with the mother's and offered to send their children to a one-day camp for a small fee.

Camp for young children

Once news of this spread, 20 other children signed up.

Given their success, the girls decided to hold the camp, even during vacations. They shared the initiative with the mothers, hung posters in the streets, and recruited two more friends to help them. During holidays, children, ages four through nine attend the camp.

The young entrepreneurs believe, although it is hard work and you have to plan each day's activities for the children along with preparing meals for them, it all pays off. They don't have much to do on their vacations anyway, so they not only babysat their younger brothers and sisters, but they also help mothers and earn money.

A young girl who initiated a camp: 12-year-old Eden

 A young entrepreneur who initiated a camp

Participants in Eden's camp

Hanna Beit Halahmi writes for the Post magazine. She does this is exclusive. She wrote about the initiative of a 12-year-old girl Eden Mendelovich who ran a summer camp for children.

Children who are considering to set up a similar venture, are invited to learn from Eden.

The Initiative: Theatre Plays for Kids
The Initiator Boy: 11-year-old Itay

Theatre plays for kids

Itay wrote: "It has been five years since I attended first grade, but even then I held theatre plays.

I thought of the idea by considering what I love to do. I thought it would be fun for children, and, it had not been done before at the school.

I did plays in kindergarten with my friend Evyatar. I asked him if he would want to continue with the idea for another year. He agreed.

We decided we do a play at the end of the year and thought about the subject. We eventually decided the play would be about teachers who taught us that year.

A year later we decided to continue, but this time, we concluded we should present it more than once, and we towards the holidays, or, for other special days. We needed more players for the show to be interesting, so we did auditions that helped us to choose players. They had to be good enough to play their parts.

There were many things we need to do before the show. First, we had to ask permission to do the performance. We also needed to plan the show and organize the costumes and accessories. We used props from home.

Our target audience: students in our class. I believe our classmates enjoyed our play."

The Initiative: Selling Tropiot
The Child Behind the Business: 13-year-old Ariel

Selling Tropits

Ariel, who also participated in the E-ship kid's program, said this: I watched as children sold various types of toys and old games. It reminded me, last year, one kid succeeded by selling Tropiot. He is not here this year, so I decided I would sell Tropiot. I asked my grandfather to buy a box on the market. It is cheaper there. I sold each Tropit for half a shekel.

This is the first time I sold Tropiot, and within 2.5 hours I managed to sell almost all of it. A nice woman asked me about the price of a Tropit. I told her the cost was half a shekel, she paid me 5 NIS and told me to keep the change.

I enjoyed the sale and met a lot of people who came to buy from me. I was not even afraid to walk around amongst the children and ask them if they wanted to buy Tropit.

The Initiative: Design and Sell Jewelry
The Young Entrepreneur: 11-year-old Elamar

Design and selling jewelry

Elamar wrote: I participated in the EFK program. It made me want to do something to earn money.

I thought, what can I do? Then I got an idea: make bracelets and necklaces and sell them.

She considered what to do to make this happen and decided to make bracelets and necklaces. My first piece did not come out well. My second piece was not perfect, but it was better. My third piece was amazing! I can now say, I make jewelry and I sell it.

Young entrepreneur's project

Elamar answers these questions:

Who encouraged you most?

Answer: My parents.

What made you decide to make bracelets and necklaces?

Answer: I believe I could make beautiful jewelry. I also had the needed materials. Actually, it is pretty easy and can turn into a more significant jewelry business.

How did your first sale go?

Answer: My first sale was both fun and quite exciting. Believing I would succeed, I did not give up.

The Initiative: Collect Bottles to Recycle
The Kids Behind the Venture: 16-year-old Shlomi and 10-year-old Tomer

Collecting bottles for recycling

Shlomi, Tomer, and another friend collected bottles to exchange for deposits.

The Initiative: Birthday Party Entertainment
The First Entrepreneur: 14-year-old Adaia

Entertainment for birthday

Adaia Gal operates children's birthday parties. Although the initiative began by chance, Adaia believed it was a good idea and kept it going.

The Initiative: Artwork Sales
The Business Girl: Nine-year-old Lee Keren

The preparation and selling of artworks

Lee Keren did not watch television for 100 days. During this time, she learned from others what entrepreneurship is and who can use the name entrepreneur. She learned the difference between successful and failing entrepreneurship, negotiation, public relations, as well as advertising. Along with those things, Lee discovered how humor and optimism can help a person achieve their goals.

Lee loves art. She wanted to make her hobby into a source of income. You can read the article on the ET ZE site.

The Initiative: Purchase Products on eBay to Sell in Israel
The Business Boy: 12.5-year-old Or

Purchases on eBay And selling in Israel

Or, took part in the afternoon entrepreneurial activity. He likes computers, but also has developed highly in commercial zones. Either way Or is interested in entrepreneurship. Together, these factors resulted in him browsing the eBay site where he discovered iPod covers with the characters from the Angry Birds game. Compared to the countries prices, their prices were low.

Or took the initiative and asked his father to purchase 10 covers. When considering the cost of the covers, Or wanted to satisfy the customers and also benefit his venture. He knew about the high price of similar iPod covers in the country, and he decided to sell his for three times more than what he paid for them on eBay. He also invited his friends to purchase the product.

Before the covers arrived in Israel Or had two orders. Or and the buyers who purchased the iPod covers at less than half the price enjoyed his enterprise.

Covers for iPod

source: Ebay site

The Initiative: Orange Juice Stand
The Team Members: 12.5-year-old Tomer and 13.5-year-old Ohad

An orange juice Stand

Before Summer vacation began, Tomer and Ohad considered how they could busy themselves and earn some money.

Tomer came up with an idea to create an Orange Juice stand near the local mall to reach parents and children.

Tomer and Ohad said: "During school, we got some idea about the costs of running the Orange juice stand. After factoring in disposable cups, trash bags and straws, we decided the price for small a cup of juice should be 4 NIS and for a large cup - 6 NIS.

Ohad's father was nice enough to help purchase the oranges. Tomer brought the orange squeezer he had at home.

When asked: "Is your venture a success?" They answered, "Everything's going fantastic! Today we've earned 100 NIS. At the end of the day, we'll split the profits."

What do they do with their money? They save it.

The two young entrepreneurs

In the picture - Tomer and Ohad, the young entrepreneurs

To match the Orange juice stand, Tomer and Ohad wore orange shirts. They also made orange name tags, it felt like a real business.

The Initiative: Sell Popcorn
The Young Sellers: 13-year-old Geffen, 10-year-old Nufar, 9.5-year-old Shaked, and 13.5-year-old Zohar

Selling popcorn

Shaked and Nufar want to make money. They need an idea.

They talked with Geffen and Zohar and persuaded them to join it.

Joint thinking proposed the idea: selling popcorn to passersby in the local mall complex.

To attract customers, the young girl entrepreneurs created a popcorn booth. Nufar made chocolate balls, and Zohar and Geffen purchased drinking bottles.

The girls admitted: "We did not know how to sell, so when we started, we asked a potential customer, how much was he willing to pay. We decided to set the amount on what we believe people would pay our items."

In answer to the question: "Do you have a successful venture?" They replied: "Although we earned a lot of money, we also manage to spend it all."

The Initiative: Nail Neutering Stand
The Venture Owners: Two 13-year-old girls from Ramat Gan

Nail neutering stand

The two girls opened a grooming area to apply nail polish for other girls.

To do this, they purchased nail polishes in a variety of colors, made a sign and set up shop.

The price list for their enterprise revealed the girls switched between clear and colored nail polishes.

The cost to apply colored nail polish to both hands is, 7 NIS and clear polish for both hands is 4 NIS.

Read more about initiative ideas by children who participated in the Entrepreneurship for Kids Program on pages 1 and 2. You will also learn about projects the children have created din full.

Projects by young students