Kids Initiate and Realize Projects They have Planned By Galit Zamler
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 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:
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."
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 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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."
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."
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."
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.
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:
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."
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 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"
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.
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."
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.
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.
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:
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 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:
A very similar project was also developed by students in China taking part in an entrepreneurship course.
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 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.
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.
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."
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."
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".
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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:
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
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 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.
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:
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' 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:
"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 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:
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:
In the photo: 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:
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 entrepreneurial team of "Chocolon"
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 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 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."
At the entrepreneurs' conference, the students presented a model that illustrates the idea. The parents enjoyed the presentation of 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 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:
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 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 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.
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 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.
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?
Read below about a similar initiative by students at the Osishkin school in Ramat HaSharon: "Kids Operate Birthday Parties"
The Kids' Venture: A School Logo for Every Shirt
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.
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.
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.
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:
In preparation for the Entrepreneur Convention held at the school, the students prepared a model of the umbrella.
The model was presented at the entrepreneurs' booth.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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
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 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 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.
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.
They connected clamps from both sides in order to place the shelf.
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:
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:
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:
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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:
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
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.
- 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
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.
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.
-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.
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.
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
-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.
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 people with disabilities who often find it difficult to lift a bucket full of water.
How Does the Invention Meet the Need?
The bucket has wheels and a pole, making it easy to move the bucket from one place to another without having to lift it.
The image of the developers presenting the invention to the participants of the Hackathon
Prototype Production Stages:
Identify the need and check whether there are already products that meet this need.
- Prepare a drawing of the product.
- Buy products that are required to make the product.
- We asked the father of the house for help in preparing the product. Specifically, he assembled the wheels and the pole.
- We managed a budget.
- We added decorations to the product and we thought about ways to market it.
Product components: bucket, wheels, pole
- Helps older adults and people with disabilities.
- Easy, not fragile, solid
- Designed for comfort
- Moving the bucket around effortlessly
Difficulties Preparing the Product:
- Budget management, thinking about what everything required for the product would cost and how much money each person would have to contribute to make the product.
- Finding and buying the parts required for the product. For example, we had to find appropriate wheels and pole
Enterprise Development Challenges
- We had difficulty establishing teamwork because not everyone worked all the time
- Assembling the wheels: at first, the wheels did not fit on to the bucket
Choosing a name for the product: Galgaldli
Slogan: same product, same price, just faster
Booth Design: A huge billboard with the slogan over the desk, slogan stickers to put on desks and tables, a stage where the product is placed, helium balloons, demo products.
Useful Device Idea: "BottleKeeper"- a bottle keeper
The Pupil Inventors: Students in fourth and fifth grade at the Yad Mordechai school in Bat Yam who participated in the Hackathon
BottleKeeper- a bottle keeper
"BottleKeeper" - a device that holds students' water bottles while they are in gym classes.
On a flat surface, glue half 2 liter bottles and put the private water bottles inside these bottles.
On each "BottleKeeper", there is a list of the students in each class, and that is how each kid knows where to put his/her water.
The "BottleKeeper" meets the need of students who come to gym class with a water bottle.
All the bottles are similar and children confuse them or forget them and sometimes water bottles are falling and the water's spilling.
Each kid finds his bottle easily.
The facility is comfortable and easy to use.
Most of the facility is made out of recycling 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.
"Yad Mordechai" school is a green school. We are aware of environmental protection, we use and recycle materials, and so we used bottles and we decorated them with colored stickers.
We thought about putting the bottles on plywood (a thin wooden surface), but eventually, we choose a kappa surface, which is lighter.
We intentionally numbered the bottles according to the name list in the class diary, to ease the identification of each bottle for the students.
We believe the facility is efficient, comfortable and eco-friendly."
The Kids' Game: Who am I? An introductory game for blind kids
The Kid Entrepreneurs: Students in the sixth grade at the Yad Mordechai school in Bat Yam who participated in the Hackathon.
Who am I? An introductory game for blind kids
The students described the idea for the game as:
A box containing various toys such as disk and a car, each toy represents something.
As in "pass the package", participants sit in a circle and pass the box from child to child when the background music is played.
Once the music stops, the child with the box, takes out a toy and while touching it, he/she has to guess what toy it is and link it to his personal world.
For example, if a kid took a car, he/she will talk about the place where he likes to travel. If he or she takes out a CD - then he/she will talk about a song he/she likes...
Students will get to know each other by identifying toys.
Students will discover things that they have in common.
Transferring toys from hand to hand creates openness and connections between children.
Student Entrepreneur Preparation Stages:
"At first, we thought about all kinds of ice-breaking games and every time we saw the 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 that we needed to think about alternative solutions 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 and it led us to the current game.
We chose some items that can represent and symbolize something.
Of course, you could add additional objects in the box as much as your imagination allows."
Additionals ideas that Came Up During the Development of the Venture:
Each child is asked to bring to school any object that is significant to him/her from his/her home.
Sitting in a circle - each child talks about his or her object, why he/she chose to bring that particular object and why it characterizes him/her.
After viewing the object and hearing personal stories, we can ask each other if we like one another's objects and find things in common.
Another idea for an introduction game:
Equipment needed - a ball containing a bell or a large balloon containing rice that will make a noise.
The students sit in a small circle. After initial introductions, a student rolls a ball towards another child and says his name.
The child, whose name was called, gets the ball touches it and says 3 words that start with the first letter of his name. For example Ronen - Ramzor (traffic light), rikud (dancing), ra'ash (noise), and then roll the ball toward another child.
Children who play the game can decide on any other ideas, such as saying the name of an animal.
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.
Dumishush - a box game in the style of the familiar Domino suited for people who are blind.
Product Goal: Preparation of experiential and accessible game for blind population
Product Purpose: Creating a game which people who are blind and people who can see can play together.
Use a well-known game and acknowledge the needs of people who are blind ., Combining those two things created a game suitable for people who are blind.
Planning and Execution:
Choose materials including black polygonal, split pins, wooden toothpicks, glue, and double sided tape.
Division of Work: We got divided into three groups. Polygal cutting, punching holes, and diverging split pins pinning sticks and closing in double-sided tape and taped.
Work Time: 3 sessions of about 8 hours.
Product Assessment: We ran a test of the game by playing with our eyes closed and we found out it was fun and playable.
What Can Be Improved?
The double-sided tape didn't hold the parts of the game well, so we strengthened it with glue.
We think that if there were a game board it would have been easier to put the dominos dice on.
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.
The entrepreneurs from Hashalom school thought through and planned a venture for the good of the students.
The facility: organizer - as presented in the picture
This product was developed after students identified a mutual problem.
Definition of Problem:
When the class and the teacher are lacking the equipment or the equipment is in different places - This makes it difficult to work and manage the lesson.
- It would be convenient to see the equipment (made of transparent material).
- The solution does not need to take up a lot of space.
- The necessary equipment for everyone would be organized.
- All equipment will be concentrated in one place.
- The equipment should be easy to access.
- It is desirable that the solution will use and lightweight and recycled materials available.
Problem: The need to organize equipment for teachers and students.
- Personal Organizer per student (in the box on the table).
- An organizer for the teacher on their desk.
- An organizer for the classroom for both students and teachers.
Considering the Appropriate Solution:
- The organizer will serve teachers and students.
- The organizer will take up little space.
- The organizer is located in an accessible place.
- All equipment is concentrated in one place.
- Each equipment has separate caste.
- The material from which the containers are made of is transparent making it easy to distinguish the equipment within it.
Polygal, plastic bottles, paper, pages, nylon, split pins, adhesive tape, double-sided tape, colored tape.
- Find a product name and password.
- Thinking about the material and the size of the base.
- Divide the tasks into groups.
- Design and draw the necessary containers for keeping the equipment.
- Decide on a product design, including the choice of colors 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, passwords, and notes that say the contents of the tanks.
- Glue the headlines, slogans, and notes.
- Put a protective film on the cut edges bottles.
- Wrap the headlines with nylon to keep them safe.
- Strengthen the base panel.
Programs are continuing and will be created during the summer break. 18 organizers for classes at the HaShalom school. The goal is to inspire other schools to adopt the product.
The has been so successful and got a newspaper article named "Free class." The organizers also attended a scientific conference held in Jerusalem about technological development; technology product category has received a great deal of interest and is nominated.
The Business Invention: T"u Beshvat fair
The Kid 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 that teachers' room, so students can have a cozy room to stay in.
The kid entrepreneurs presented the idea to the school Principal Zehava Issachar and received her approval for the realization of the product.
To establish a room for students, the kid entrepreneurs need money to pay for bean bags, rugs, l computers, board games, shelves, etc.
The students decided to raise money through venture sales on T"u Beshvat Day.
Sigal Bar, Vice Principal and the accompanied for the students' entrepreneurship course supported and encouraged the students.
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
- Orange juice
The above products were recruited by the young students, by themselves. Recruiting was allocated between the grades.
Establishment of the process, the planning, early preparation and sales on the fair day itself was great. The students felt great responsibility and a desire to sell as much as possible so that they can finance the venture of the students' room.
The child entrepreneurs were satisfied with their achievements: an impressive increase in sales revenue.
Here are pictures from the sales fair:
The Kids' Social Venture: Guided Tours of Schools
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.
Students attending the entrepreneurship course came up with a social enterprise idea which they carried out during the school year.
The entrepreneur students were divided into groups of four students per group and each group chose to accompany a class for the school's trip.
For the trip, the entrepreneur students learned the trip route and on the day of the trip they were used as guides. They talked to the other students about the places they had visited just like adult guides.
The idea was a pleasure and a very fulfilling exercise for both the very young leaders and the other students who benefited from hearing explanations close up of students of their school.
The Students' Business: Vintage Clothing Store
The Student Entrepreneurs: Seventh-grade students studying entrepreneurship at the HaBiluim school in Ramat Gan
Students in the seventh grade at the school for design and architecture HaBiluim in Ramat Gan are participants in the course Business Entrepreneurial, hosted by the Principal of the school, Michael Pinto.
After students learned about different types of ventures: business, social, social-business, technology, etc., they made a joint decision. the students established a store selling vintage clothes. It is a second-hand shop that sells clothing, toys, accessories, books, etc...
To get the parents involved in the second-hand shop the students explained the things that they would be taught to them as part of the entrepreneurial classes:
- Economic Initiative and Entrepreneurship
- Building a Business Plan
- The Art of Sales
- Building a website where the offered items will be displayed for sale.
To contribute towards the opening of the store, parents were asked to pick up and bring Items throughout the year:
Items included used clothing in good condition for children, women and men, games, jewelry and other accessories, books, and clothes hangers.
The Defined Goals:
- The experience of students in seventh grade in the planning, implementation, and marketing of the business
- Cooperation between students and parents for the success of the enterprise
- Contribution to the school's community and assistance to needy families
With great enthusiasm, "Launch Junk Vintage" was launched by the entrepreneur students from the school and the Principal, Michael Pinto.
Parents of students came and contributed many clothes and accessories in good condition. The donations were moved to the school's shelter where the student entrepreneurs sorted the clothes by color in order to wash them properly.
At school, students used the teacher Bat-Sheva, who designed etiquette clothes, and with a special "gun" acquired for the store. They pinned the etiquette to the sold clothing in the vintage store.
On the etiquette, they included the design of architecture school's HaBiluim, and the slogan: "Just a Second - Second-Hand Shop".
Each entrepreneur group washed a bag of clothes and when they came back clean and ironed, the students hung them on the hangers and racks donated by parents at the school.
One of the signs that indicate the potential for success of an enterprise is the level of passion, of the entrepreneur to realize his idea. The vintage store was successful because of the help of the school principal Michael Pinto. His ability to excite both the students of the school and the parents of the developers contributed a great deal to the success of the enterprise.
Beyond the many clothes and accessories donated by parents, Michael turned to various companies in the country, telling them about the students' initiative and managed to win their support for the store. The companies sent hundreds of brand-new clothing items and accessories to the school for the store.
This is the place to thank Renuar, Home Center and Sack's network - thanks to their generous initiative, the second-hand store was a great success.
Even the process of applying for support from commercial companies has become a learning tool for the entrepreneur students, and while Michael called the companies to try and get their support, the entrepreneur students sat in his office and listened to the conversations and learned from him directly how to make calls aimed at raising support from commercial agencies for the store.
As you can see in the picture, Michael's office became very quickly a clothes garage, so it was decided to purchase a warehouse - the process was accompanied by learning about the financial aspect of starting a business, the need to raise initial capital (students recruited by operating "sweet breaks"), a cost-benefit point balance sheet etc..
The students learned why they should issue invoices and how to do it and prepared a common thought process for a price-list of clothing and accessories offered for sale.
The first selling day was scheduled for the meeting of the parents' assembly for students at the school. Student developers were well prepared for this day with an emphasis on the marketing side.
Every three students formed a group and each group had a job: one entrepreneur invited parents to the vintage shop, a second entrepreneur told about the project and its goals, and the third entrepreneur measured clothes in the shop to give a sense of movement in the store.
Revenue from the vintage shop quickly reached a very respectable amount. The store has become a topic of conversation between parents and neighborhood residents, and the store continues to operate to the satisfaction of the entrepreneurs and their customers.
As defined in the design stages of the process, all proceeds are for the benefit of school children and needy families among the students, who receive, thanks to the store, shopping bags.
The students with the assistance of the teacher Bat-Sheva designed the store from the outside and from the inside so that it would attract buyers to come in and buy.
The next step in the marketing of the vintage shop is photographing students as the shop models.
Proud of their store, the students prepared a presentation to conclude:
The Social Venture: Happy is Healthy
The Student Social Entrepreneurs: Sixth graders Bnei-Bnot Mitzvah at the Kaplan school in Petah Tikva.
Sixth graders at the Kaplan school who are part of entrepreneurship course, chosen in collaboration with students from Houston in the US to realize a project in the community.
Near the Kaplan school in Petach Tikva is the Schneider hospital for Children, which raised in the students the desire to light the Children's Chanukah candle with Schneider's sick children.
Maybe you do not know this, but there is money to buy the right to light a candle with sick children, and usually, that right is purchased by wealthy people.
A Jewish school in Houston liked the idea and they are simultaneously working to light a candle with sick children at the hospital near them.
The students decided to raise money so that they can acquire this right, as the uniqueness of their enterprise was, on the one hand, to cheer up the Schneider Children's Hospital, while on the other hand, raise funds.
It was decided that the most appropriate day to raise funds will be the locked ceremony of the Global Entrepreneurship Week 2014, So parents and many educators will come to the school to watch the ceremony, and it will then be possible to raise money for them.
Towards this day, the students used a team of teachers, including a Math teacher who is also a clown, a Theater teacher, the singer Si Heiman, who teaches a course at the school and other teachers who contributed to this happy initiative.
The students made smiling cookies, funny balloons, standup, fun art workshops related to laughter and more - all were offered for the fee they used to purchase the right to light the first candle with the children in the hospital.
This invitation went out to the parents:
Fundraising art has become a happy day, a fun and pleasurable during which the students will raise the required amount of money for lighting the candle with Schneider's Children.
Ticket sales positions for various operating stations:
An Example - an activity station with balloons
Another example - soap bubble games station
As mentioned above, the funding was successful, and the students were very moved that they would be able to light the first candle of Hanukkah with Schneider's children, in the presence of the director of the hospital, Professor Peres, who was delighted with the event and asked for continued cooperation. The mayor was also there and lit candles with the children.
The Activity: Floor Painting
The Young Girl Entrepreneurs: Fifth-graders at the Noam Mohaliver school in Bnei Brak.
With the decision to educate entrepreneurs in different classes in the school, Noam Mohaliver began preparing their favorite activity.
Fifth-grade students chose a venture of floor games where they had to draw in the schoolyard. These games will provide some fun for the students during their breaks.
In order for the paintings to be nice, they wanted to use a company that specializes in that, but when they realized the costs are too high, it was decided that the entrepreneur girls would paint the floor games themselves.
The girls achieved their painting financing it from sales of "sweet break".
The girls planned the paintings they drew and painted, rolled up their sleeves, used gloves and paint brushes and began the task of painting.
When the paint had dried, the girls were satisfied with the result and enjoyed playing with the drawings:
The Product: Tissue Holder Device
The Girl Entrepreneurs: Third graders from "Noam Mohaliver" in Bnei Brak
Third-grade students from Noam Mohaliver chose to develop a tissue holder device.
The idea arose from the need of the girls who frequently had to leave the classroom to take tissues and therefore interrupted the lesson.
The girls began developing a pilot for a tissue holder device of their own for their class. If the venture succeeded, it will be expanded to more school classes.
In the first phase, each student should bring a tissue holder model, and then later on, they would use a professional handyman to produce the professional installation model based on one or a combination of the students' models.
The Activity: Puzzles for Nitzan's Children
The Young Female Entrepreneurs: Sixth-graders from Noam Mohaliver in Bnei Brak
Sixth-graders from Noam Mohaliver volunteer on a regular basis at the Nitzan school for children with disabilities.
The students asked and received from the management of Nitzan a special place assigned to them - where they would be responsible for decorating this corner with puzzles which will be put together by the children's of Nitzan.
To raise money to purchase the puzzles, the students held various sales activities, such as selling handmade bracelets.
After they managed to raise enough money for the venture, the students acquired the puzzles and with the children of Nitzan, put them together, framed them and hung them on the corner walls.
The Invention: Shirt for any size
The Pupil Entrepreneurs: Yair, Geffen and Shani from the Mordei HaGeta'ot school in Ramat Gan
Yair participated in the program for training young students to be entrepreneurs within the school.
After watching the movie Back to the Future, the product idea came to Yair T-shirt for any size.
Yair co-opted Geffen and Shani and together they carried out the product.
Read in detail about the process from the start till the end of the T-shirt for any size page.
The Students' Device: Storage Table
The Young Student Entrepreneurs: Leadership Graduate members from the Mordei HaGetao't school in Ramat Gan
Grades six, seven and eight from the Mordei HaGeta'ot school in Ramat Gan, who chose the route - Leadership Development, participated in the entrepreneurship program for children.
The students learned all the steps the developer goes through from concept through to development and carrying.
Students who were exposed to various examples of ventures, also thought also about ideas for projects, which we examined together.
Many ideas were raised, but were then prioritized, and it was suggested that the group would carry out only one idea.
The idea that all members of the group felt connected to was: Storage table.
The idea came from the television series Arthur, where students of the school have classroom desks storage cells.
This is an idea stemming from a real need of the students; Today, some students acquire a locker earlier in the year which adds up to over 100 NIS per year. Lockers are located in the hallways at school, so students who forgot their notebook or a blocker notebook from the locker, are forced to interrupt the lesson, ask the teacher to go out to bring the missing item, as well as losing their study materials, while the class continues to learn.
The second option is being faced when the students don't buy a locker at all. But then the students have to carry heavy bags, which is harmful to their health.
The storage table solved these problems, and improves the existing tables, and adds hooks for hanging backpacks on the sides of the storage table. I also had the possibility of locking the storage box with a lock, so it could be used as any kind of a locker.
The group thought together about how the table will look. They also prepared a preliminary sketch of the table.
During the planning for the table, problems occurred which we had to solve such as: When it comes to storage tables, you need to know which table belongs to whom, especially on days when you move the tables, and then place them back again. Another problem that students came up with is how can we avoid the storage cells closing on the fingers of the students?
The entrepreneurs' students found solutions to these problems and more.
To check whether there is a demand from the students in the school for a storage table, the entrepreneurs went to each class and presented their idea.
First, the students explained the situation as it is today, that is to say the pain:
Then they explained their solution and the benefits of it.
Most of the school's students have expressed an interest and a desire to replace the existing tables with the Table Storage as presented by the leaders' developers.
At this point, the idea of the talbe must be approved by the school principal, Ronni Shasha, who approved going forward, hoping to manufacture 15 storage tables, subject to costs and limited budget.
Even before the actual exercise, the kids presented their ideas to an experienced entrepreneurial venture, during a visit conducted by The Complex (Ha-Mitham).
Further, we received assistance from a lovely woman, Orly Asaf, an architect by profession, who willingly answered our questions to her, sketched and drew according to our explanations, the first drawing, a professional sketch.
We searched and we found a woodworker, Lior Tzuk who understood our intention, and had the knowledge to implement a prototype of the concept, in accordance with the professional drawing. Lior had a particularly tight deadline, and we thanked him.
The table was placed in front of the school, and received great interest from the students, and comments like: Will we have one of these? I also thought such a table is needed, great idea and so on.
The school year ended, and if the group continues next year, they will continue to promote the storage table venture at the school.
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, who chose the route Leadership Development, attended the entrepreneurial programme, thought about great ideas to create projects and some of them were carried out with the guidance of the teacher, Michal Mamman.
One of the ideas was the establishment of a kiosk at the school.
The original idea was conceived by three children in the group: Amichai, Ofek and Ido. Their original dream was to set up a kiosk at the school and sell sweets to students.
The developers presented their ideas to a group of entrepreneurial leadership, and the latter asked the developers' clarification questions about the kiosk: how they will build it? Where will they get the candies? If you sell food, then who will prepare the food? Who will sell in the kiosk? When will you sell in the kiosk?
The kids listened to the questions, sat and thought about appropriate responses, and returned to the next meeting prepared with answers.
Additionally, they drew a model of the kiosk, as they saw it in their minds.
At this point, the idea of a kiosk was, along with other ideas, put forward in the leadership group, for the approval of the school principal, Ronni Shasha.
Ronni loved the idea, but explained that the school cannot sell sweets, as the PTA at the school has not authorized the sale of products for money.
If you think this answer discouraged the entrepreneurs, then you would be wrong. The young entrepreneurs were determined to carry out the kiosk, and therefore decided on the following changes:
Convenience store sold which ice cream, sandwiches and drinks.
To overcome the problem of the prohibition of sale for money, the developers decided to sell for equal money - and so it was decided that students can acquire their products in exchange for bottles refundable deposit fee of 0.30NIS per bottle.
In view of the changes in the kisok, which has also become a valuable educational and value for school students, school administration confirmed the realization of the enterprise.
In order to be able to move forward effectively, the young entrepreneurs recruited their members from the Entrepreneurship Leadership Group, who expressed willingness to participate in the kiosk, and a group of 11 students became a leading team of an enterprise kiosk.
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 the pricing of those products that will be sold at the kiosk, as priced bottles.
It was decided when to open the kiosk at the school, and as a result, the entrepreneur students will begin extensive marketing activities.
They made illuminating signs announcing the opening of the kiosks using passwords, which they came up with.
During two weeks each morning, the developers went between classes and reminded students at the school to bring bottles.
Initially, the bottles came in really slowly, but a few days later, students began arriving with bags full of bottles.
Every day at recess, the student entrepreneurs collected the bottles at an agreed spot near the stage in the schoolyard.
In exchange for bottles, students received a coupon with the purchased product illustrated. They were asked to bring the coupons when the kiosk was running, and by handing over their coupons, they will receive the product they purchased. That way the entrepreneurs could know exactly how many products to purchase and of what kind, which helped them avoid financial loss.
The bottles were collected in the room, then were classified into large bags - 180 bottles each in one bag. We took the bags to the nearest branch of the organization ELA recycling, and for the bottles, we received the deposit.
The teachers at the school were recruited for the success of the kiosk. An email was sent to all teachers where they were asked to allow child entrepreneurs to enter the classrooms at mornings to publish the enterprise, and encourage students to bring bottles.
We can learn about the success of collecting the bottles from an email sent by one of the teachers at the school where she wrote: I am sure the kiosk will have a great success. The children in my class shop coupons in quantities that would allow them to eat popsicles 24 hours non-stop.
At the same time, the entrepreneur students brand the selling booths. They had three booths in the school, so they made a stand for each product: Popsicles, sandwiches and drinks.
On the day the kiosk opened, the entrepreneurs arrived early in the morning, prepared sandwiches from the fresh rolls that the teacher Michal bought, wore badges, received the pre-ordered ice cream, and waited in excitement for the big break, when the sales were made.
The entire school students were excited about the sale; students were directed in an orderly fashion to the kiosk stands, one Grade at a time, so that the waiting entrepreneurs, could serve them all comfortably.
At the end of the sale, the entrepreneurs gathered in the teacher's room and conducted a summary and conclusions of the venture.
The teacher Michal concluded the venture kiosk Mordei as follows:
The children have experienced what it's like to be independent entrepreneurs in the field.
They may never forget this experiential process and it will always be in their memories!
I hope that the students have learned what it's like to be an entrepreneur and can initiate projects themselves without fear or apprehension.
There is no doubt that they will be leaders because they were on this venture and they certainly understand that this place is not so scary.
Thanks to everyone who helped and supported behind the scenes.
May there be many more such ventures!
This presentation that summarizes the project Kiosk Mordei:
The Venture in the School: Mind Games
The Entrepreneurial Kids: Members of the Young Leadership School Mordei HaGeta'ot in Ramat Gan
Youth Leadership track students in grades three, four and five, under the guidance of the teacher, Michal Mamman, initiated a day of mind games guiding students in the first and second grades.
We 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 made sure to name tag the young entrepreneurs.
The entrepreneurial leaders arrived early in the morning, organized the games, defined the area and waited for the students. The first graders arrived first and during the second hour, the second graders arrived.
The result, as summarized by the teacher:
The kids had a great time, everything was neat, organized, and our young leaders worked nicely.
They explained, played with the children and felt like guides who really lead!
The entrepreneurial kids have experienced the difficulty of training with small children and dealing with children who didn't cooperate.
It was beautiful to see how they managed to outdo themselves and still take care of those children to enjoy themselves in a different way.
It was amazing!
Here are images from this presentation, which shows the successful process from beginning to end.
The Initiative of Students at School: A Play Room
The Young Member Entrepreneurs: Members of the Young Leadership School Mordei HaGeta'ot in Ramat Gan
A group of young leaders in grades three, four and five, under the guidance of the teacher, Michal Mamman, thought about deas for initiatives and after the process of thinking, asking questions, and feedback - thought about how to implement their ideas.
One of the ideas was a playing room - the establishment of board games for the benefit of students in each class, so that they can play with them at recess.
The original idea, rolling up to a final project, the process, the implementation and success of the enterprise - is in this presentation.
The Operation: Costumarket - Costumes Sales
The Child Entrepreneurs: Entrepreneurship course students in junior high school of democracy Lev Hasharon
A group of students in the seventh, eighth and ninth grades 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 had planned the venture, marketed it and implemented it - with an impressive success.
A group of developers turned to all the school's students and teachers, and called them to donate costumes that have no more need for them, for the benefit of selling to the students.
All those who contributed a costume got a credit in purchasing another costume.
In this presentation, you can see the steps in action.
The Initiative: Barbari - Healthy Bar
The Ppupil Entrepreneurs: The participants in the Entrepreneurship course for Kids from the Amirim school in Binyamina are four, five and six grade students
Barbari - A healthy bar venture! Chosen as the children's final project for entrepreneurship studies.
The vision - accessibility of healthy lifestyles for children by selling fresh sweetened vegetables and fruits, colorful and stimulating to the eye with the message that fruits and vegetables can be an alternative to processed snacks.
During the work program:
- Children engaged in recruiting, organizing and selecting produce.
- The children prepared to submit and sell their produce.
- The children engaged in branding, marketing and advertising the stands.
- The children set up the stands.
- The children were pricing the products and the business model as part of carrying out the business theory that the children learned during the study of entrepreneurship.
The participants in the entrepreneurship programme for kids from the Amirim school in Binyamina are four, five and six grade students - guided by Hilla Attias Almagor.
The Social-Business Venture: Selling Costumes
The Kid Initiators: Fourth graders who participated in Entrepreneurship for Kids Program from the Brenner elementary school in Givatayim
The Young Makers: Members of the Leadership Development classes three, four, and five at the Mordei HaGeta'ot school in Ramat-Gan.
The Young People Doers: Students of the Tlamim school in Be'er Ya'akov
The Initiative at the Brenner School in Givatayim:
The initiative's fourth graders from Brenner school in Givatayim, who took part in the entrepreneurship lessons, formulated and carried out this project towards the holiday of Purim.
The kids asked all the school's students to bring Purim costumes and accessories which they no longer needed.
The response was impressive, and beautiful costumes were collected, donated, and offered for sale at the school's fair.
The money collected was intended to establish the radio room at the school, and the remaining costumes and props the team contributed to poor families.
The idea was to combine business entrepreneurship with social entrepreneurship.
The Initiative of the School's Students Mordei HaGeta'ot in Ramat Gan:
Students in grades three, four, and five in the entrepreneurial leadership group in Mordei HaGeta'ot school in Ramat Gan, were guided by the teacher, Sarit Alfital - who came up with the idea, planned and carried out the Costumes fair.
To ensure the success of this initiative, the children asked the students to bring costumes they no longer needed and were in good condition. In return, the students received coupons entitling them to the select a costume and accessories on the fair.
The school newspaper published an article about the it, which was conducted in a joyful Purim atmosphere.
The group members agreed:
In the leadership entrepreneurship, we thought of an initiative related to the Purim. As we have no ideas, we decided to hold a costume fair aimed at recycling, reuse and reduce costs for the costumes.
We divided into teams, with each team responsible for a grade and each day they moved between classrooms of each grade to collect donations of costumes, accessories and bottles.
The idea is that whoever brings a costume/prop will receive an equal value coupon and those who did not bring anything could get a coupon for recycling bottles.
During the next few days, as we walked between classes, we found that there was not much cooperation and we feared that our venture would not be successful. However, as the days passed and the date of the fair neared, the cooperation of students improved.
On the day the fair took place, all the members of the leadership came early in the morning to arrange everything. Sarit, our teacher, bought connectives and clips on which we hung the costumes, also organized desks and put our accessories on them.
Representatives handed out coupons to students, and they began to attend the fair. When the children arrived, we were very nervous because we realized that the costumes were scattered on the floor, but while it took us some time to organize, we were happy, we laughed and enjoyed ourselves very much to see everybody buying and enjoying themselves.
At the end of the fair, some costumes and accessories were left over so we donated them to the first grade so they could have a box of costumes to play with at recess. We also contributed accessories to Salit the theater teacher.
When we met a week after the Fair, Sarit told us that teachers of the 1st-5th grades said the fair was successful and that their students enjoyed it and everyone left satisfied.
We, the members of the leadership, felt proud of ourselves for being able to help students choose a costume/prop.
The Implementation at the Tlamim School in Be'er Ya'akov:
Students from the Tlamim school in Be'er Ya'akov prepared in advance for Purim, and published a PR article on a local newspaper, to encourage residents to donate accessories, costumes and hangers that the children will sell.
All the proceeds, the article says, will be used to fund many activities the school runs for the benefit of the community.
The project also serves as a means for learning math, language and English.
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 students from the fourth grade participated in the children's entrepreneurship program. During the school year, students in the program have raised ideas for initiatives, and chose to focus on one which was promoted and implemented: Dog Adoption Day.
The entrepreneurial kids accompanied by the science teacher Shirly Ben-Yaakov, prepared a business and marketing plan for the enterprise, defined and divided the roles and worked as a team.
The dogs needing adoption were brought by Geva Zin from Geva's kennels, and the cooperation with him was very successful.
After planning the whole process, the students met with the school principal, Ronni Shasha, and described their plans to her and asked for her approval to commence the realization.
The project was approved, and it was scheduled for Friday morning the first of June.
After receiving the approval, the students marketed adoption day among school students and their parents in many different ways.
The dogs arrived early in the morning in a special car from Geva's kennels. The entrepreneur students wore white shirts, received white hats and badges - to distinguish them as an entrepreneurial team, responsible for the adoption day.
The adoption dogs day venture was a big success: 4 dogs were adopted and have found a home.
The process and the steps that the entrepreneurs student experienced were described and written down. Students initiate Dog adoption day
The Kids' Venture: Pitot Bataboon
The Children: A group of fifth-graders participating 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, and each group has set up an enterprise.
Nurit Ebnsitz, a teacher of entrepreneurship at the school, says:
One group planned and carried out the pitot in the taboon.
The entrepreneur students have employed their parents to assist in the work of baking the pitot, and they made sure to purchase a partially baked pitot, spread chocolate and extras like colored candies.
Depending on the costs the children prepared a price list which was presented to the buyers.
Towards the actual day of the implementation, all the students in the schools and their parents have been updated about it, and the response to purchase hot pita with chocolate spread directly from the taboon has become a real success.
The Kids' Initiative: Makeup and nail polish stands
The Girl Entrepreneurs: Fifth graders participating in entrepreneurship elective course from the Psagot primary school in Kiryat Bialik
The Psagot school in Kiryat Bialik has 14 selected students from the fifth grade participating in the Entrepreneurship for Kids Program.
The students were divided into groups and each group chose an idea for realization.
A group of students raised the idea of the project: setting up a makeup and nail polish stand for Purim.
The aim of the project was to create an atmosphere of Purim on the school as well as the experience in setting up a venture.
After processing the concept and design, the Group began their preparations: the young female entrepreneurs asked school students if they wanted to contribute nail polish and makeup, and purchased nail art and other items they needed to realize the project.
After preparing and organizing the project, it was launched during the week before Purim. The group took care to set up a table and chairs - This is the stand where the girls did make-up for the schools' students at recess during the whole week.
The Group invested a lot of in naming the activity and they chose the name. Lakipur - the name reflects the essence of the project - nail polish and makeup, but also refers to Purim - the word pur is it.
For the different options of makeup and nail polish, they set a symbolic price which they published in the price list, that was placed near the stand.
In conclusion, the teacher Nurit Ebnsitz who accompanied the group indicates: The stand was inundated with students... there were girls who made facial makeup or normal makeup, and there were those who refused the nail polish but decorated with nail art.
The activity was very successful and there was great excitement
The Initiative of the Kids: Coffee Shop at the School
The Young Founders: A group of fifth graders from the Psagot school in Kiryat Bialik
On this page, there are a number of enterprises of the entrepreneur students from "Psagot" in Kiryat Bialik.
The entrepreneur students are fifth graders participating in the entrepreneurship elective course for kids, under the supervision of the teacher and school pedagogic coordinator, Nurit Ebnsitz.
The students were divided into groups of entrepreneurs. One group established a coffee shop which worked on the day the parents' evening was held.
The founders planned what to sell and how their coffee shop would look like. They raised cakes from parents in the school, and sold alongside the cakes, raspberry juice for the students.
The coffee shop was a success and all profits were kept for the benefit of the school.
The Initiative: Establishing a Community Website
The Young tech Entrepreneurs: Sixth-grade students participated in the entrepreneurship classes from the Kaplan school in Petah Tikva.
20 students in the sixth grade who were selected from the Kaplan school to attend the entrepreneurship classed fo young people decided to establish a technological enterprise - a web site of the school community, aimed to help the entire school community.
The students set a vision, planned the construction, and worked to promote it among students and parents so they could understand the benefits of the website and its contribution to students and their families.
As the students learned from their visit at 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 to "Kaplan".
The young team of Kaplan entrepreneurs was excited to launch the new school's website.
The goal: mutual help to the entire school community.
To publish your inquiry, you can contact in writing through the school's reference box.
Or fill out an online form on the website.
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The selected young entrepreneurs
The Children's Venture: Food and Candy Stand
The Kids: Or, Ziv Tom Omer Barak, aged 12
Children who are taking part in the entrepreneurship lessons for kids set up a food and sweets stand for a week in the community center Sde Boker Givatayim. All the details - in the video here:
The Initiative: A Stand for Selling Fruit Jjuice
The Young Founders: Fourth and fifth graders from the Psagot primary school in Kiryat Bialik
In the primary school Psagot in Kiryat Bialik there are 14 selected students from fifth grade who are participating in weekly entrepreneurship lessons.
The students were divided into groups and each group chose a initiative.
Four students decided to set up a stand selling fresh juices.
Since the students have learned in program meetings about the steps for planning and establishing an enterprise in order to succeed, they acted according to a plan, in which they also:
Set goals, prepared and tested a survey of school students as to what juices they want to drink, coordinated a date with the Deputy Director of the school, examined what needs to be done to establish a joint venture and where to get fruit so that they can meet the costs.
Also, after checking fruit acquisition costs and the cost of preparing a glass of juice, they decided on a selling price that they will still allow them to make a profit and prepared price lists.
It was decided that the students will 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 and lemon-mint juice.
The students obtained the oranges and lemons from three sources: some were donated by stores in the school's area, the majority of them were brought to the school by the students - early before the day they established the enterprise, and some were purchased by the young developers.
The glasses, straws and mint - the students acquired, and the squeezing juice machine and jars they brought from home.
The students made sure to label the stand: Make a sign and a price list (3 NIS per glass of orange juice and 2 NIS cup of lemon-mint juice) and on the tin they wrote: I eat garbage.
To the group of the entrepreneurs, it was important to feel responsible, so although the teacher Nurit Avenshitz was at their disposal, they tried to do everything themselves.
On the day of the enterprise, and to cope with the large number of school children who came to buy natural juices, the entrepreneur students group enlisted the parents of these students to come and help, and they began the squeezing work at 8:00 in the morning - so during the active break, the orders remained, and the developers kept up with the demand from the school's students.
At the end, the students talked about their experiences, learned lessons and explained that they thought their venture was a great success - because we were able to sell, without making any mess and we made a profit. Revenues amounted to 645 NIS, and the profit amounted to 560 NIS. This sum is kept for the benefit of enterprises which will be established in the future by school students.
The Initiative: Kiosk at the School
The kid Founders: Six students in fifth grade from the Moreshet Moshe school in Ramat Gan
A group of fifth-graders, who participated in entrepreneurship lessons once a week, established a venture: A kiosk at the school.
The children planned the construction of the kiosk, prepared a detailed business plan with setting goals and objectives, divided the roles and were ready to run for the ventures week.
The Initiative: Change the school's ringing bell
The kid initiators: A group of students from the 7th grade middle school Hazav Alfei Menashe
The entrepreneurial group: School students Tze'elon in Be'er Ya'akov
The children behind the idea: School students Alumot in Tel Aviv
The Application at Alumot School
It should be noted that this is the first year that the students of the Alumot School took part in the program for the development of entrepreneurial skills, and within a short time during the three sessions of the Hackathon they have learned, internalized and implemented a number of projects.
As part of these events, the group of the entrepreneur students was hosted in three schools from different cities: School Kaplan in Petah Tikva school Yad Mordechai in Bat Yam and school HaShalom in Mevaseret Zion.
These visits revealed to the students, among other things, that each school's bell rang in a different way. Thus was born the idea to replace the standard ringing tone at the school to a song ring. This was encouraged by the teacher, Orna Ya'akovson.
The ringtone replacement announcement among the teachers and students was made through the school's radio.
A box was placed in the school, and each student was entitled to propose an idea of a Hebrew candidacy song to replace the ringtone along with a reason - why did he believe this is a proper song?
The vote was the next step, after prioritizing reduced the number of songs. The final songs were played, and in a democratic electoral process, the replaced song was chosen by the majority of votes.
The application at junior high school Hazav
Participants in the entrepreneurship studies and youth from middle school Hazav in Alfei Menashe introduced a number of ideas for initiatives.
One group chose to change the school ring tone, so that instead of a standard ring, the students will hear an alternative song.
The students planned the process, accompanied by the parents from the leadership of the school.
Among other things, they applied to the management of the school and the student council for approval of the replacement, while they were examining the issue of copyright for the songs they want to play.
The songs will be chosen by the class who will collect the most bottles - which is from another venture of an entrepreneurs group, also from Hazav.
Parents who accompany the developer students do this through school meetings and group discussions which they opened on Facebook.
The application at Tze'elon school
The Tze'elon school composed an original anthem highlighting the uniqueness of entrepreneurship education at their school.
The ringtone at school was changed, so that now the ringtone that plays at the school is the Anthem.
The Initiative: Recycling Bottles
The Doers: A group of students from the seventh grade middle school Hazav in Alfei Menashe
As mentioned above, the participants in the children's entrepreneurship program from middle school, Hazav in Alfei Menashe raised ideas for enterprises.
One group chose a business venture which has a financial profit: collecting recyclable bottles and selling them directly to the recycling corporation - ELA.
To the young students, it was the challenge: to collect as many bottles as they can, and to engage school children with the it.
To do so, they joined a group of entrepreneurs who chose to change the school's ringtone, and decided to hold a competition between school classes:
The grade who collected the most recyclable bottles is the one that will select the songs that will replace the school's ringtone.
This initiative was also accompanied by parents through school leadership meetings and group discussions on Facebook.
The Initiative: Decorating School
The Children with the Idea: A group of students from the seventh grade middle school Hazav in Alfei Menashe
The idea to decorate the school came up by one junior high school student 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 this idea was not in the top priority of the group.
However, there was a discussion with facilitators on the benefits of this enterprise. What can we earn from the venture? (Whether only money interests us).
This discussion motivated students to understand that entrepreneurship is not just for material gain, but it has a satisfying action, that can affect the environment, enjoying the process, and more.
Following the discussion, it was decided to implement the initiative of decorating the school.
Children and Adolescents Initiating
Entrepreneurship is not confined to adults.
As you can see here, there are also children and youth entrepreneurs, some business entrepreneurs and some are social entrepreneurs.
If you have an idea you want to share with us, you are welcome to send us an email and tell us about your initiative and even attach pictures, and we will make sure you'll appear on the site - send here.
The Initiative: 16th Birthday
The Teen Entrepreneur: Itay Perlman, 16
As the 16th anniversary of Itay arrived, Itay decided that, unlike the US, which is known for their famous sweet 16 celebrations, he wanted to celebrate in a different way.
Itay's choice touched me, so I asked him to tell me about his: 16th birthday.
In Entrepreneurship, we learn to be alert to the environment and to identify opportunities, and that's just what Itay did.
On his Facebook page, he says that a few weeks before his 16th birthday, he had an accident, which caused him to be hospitalized for five days in the hospital.
During his stay at the hospital, Itay saw a sad 16-year-old amputee boy.
At this point, Itay decided, that when he was 16, he would celebrate with sick children in hospitals and would make them happy.
Itay said and did; Towards the 16th birthday, he purchased candies with his own money, and when people heard the reason for the purchase of candies and his good intentions, they also wanted to help him with his cause.
Itay's goodwill revealed him to the beautiful side of the Jewish culture, the sense of belonging and care that exists here.
Itay came to the hospital, and moved between the children's departments and distributed sweets to the sick children and that pleased them very much.
The satisfied feeling that Itay had for implementing his idea, the recruitment of additional people and then spreading the initiative across the various channels gave Itay the power to understand that he has the power to make a difference for good in society.
Itay would like to encourage more children like him to celebrate their 16th birthday by giving and helping others.
The Initiative: Growing and Selling Silkworms
The Initiator Boy: Barak, 11
Three years ago I bought some silk larvae, because I wanted to see the process of their development. At the end of the process, I had a lot of silkworm eggs, and I decided I wanted to keep them for next year.
I kept the eggs in the refrigerator in a box for years, and after the Passover holiday, I took them out of the fridge and put them in a shoebox. I made sure to keep picking them mulberry leaves from the tree, so they had something to eat as soon as the eggs hatched.
Then, I created another generation of silk-worm, but the second year I did not think about selling because I did not have so many silkworms. This year a lot of butterflies laid eggs, so the third year I had a lot of silkworms.
You can see in the picture all the silkworms.
Now as I have so many silkworms, I thought maybe I should sell them. I reached this conclusion after taking part in the entrepreneurship course for kids that taught me to identify opportunities. I saw a lot of kids who wanted silkworms and I checked their selling price at a familiar store, and that's how I figured I would sell each silkworm for NIS 2, and will give a discount, and those who buy three silkworms will only pay 5 shekels.
In order to sell, I just went to the garden near my house with the box of larvae and asked: Who wants silkworms? So the first day I earned 37 NIS, and it greatly encouraged me, and now, every day I go to a different garden and sell my silkworms.
To encourage children and parents to buy, I sell the larvae in a disposable plate and give them some mulberry leaves, until they pick their own.
In conclusion, I would like to say that I had fun making money by myself rather than receiving it from my parents, and the content I learned while I participated in the entrepreneurial course, such as a supportive environment and a deflating environment helped me to understand what I'm up against and still keep the project.
Some people said yuck, It's disgusting, and other such statements, but there were also people who encouraged me, and told me well done. Some parents even thanked me for helping them teaching their children about the life cycle of silkworms.
There were also those who said that selling silkworms is not a good example of entrepreneurship.
Learn more about the process of growing silkworms.
The Initiative: Establishing an Entrepreneurship Center
The Teenager Entrepreneur: Rotem Laniado, 11th grade
Rotem set up at the high school Alon in Ramat Hasharon, where he studies at an entrepreneurship center called Together.
Students and teenagers come to this center during recess and after school hours to process ideas and projects, to present them to friends and hear their opinion. In addition, Rotem organizes lectures on entrepreneurship. Some are at the center of entrepreneurship in school, and some of them outside the school, including Google Campus.
The Entrepreneurship Center has existed for a year now, with the encouragement of the school principal, even though it is a school that's known for their art uniqueness.
Rotem and his friends have managed to combine both Entrepreneurship and Innovation to this unique school, and this is how the students got to know the art of Photoshop. The photography students were invited to hackathons to take photographs and videos and edit them, while for the music students, they developed a guitar with a tablet etc.
To encourage other young people to the Entrepreneurship Center, Rotem came to a nearby middle school in the city, and told the older students about its activities and invited them to join.
The school Director liked the initiative and organized a meeting on the subject with the Ministry of Education and the municipality.
This is a symbol of the center:
In Global Entrepreneurship Week 2014 Rotem came as an entrepreneur guest to lecture to parents of students. Read about it at this link.
The Initiative: Building Websites
The Talented Boy: Victor, 16
The relationship with Victor created due to the discussion he wrote at cafe Marker. Victor wrote:
What do you think about young entrepreneurs under the age of 18? I am a young entrepreneur who doesn't sit in one spot I always dream about opportunities and new possibilities. I participated in many frames as young business leaders and met with startups, and vice presidents and visited the offices of companies like Intel. While people in my age have difficulty finding a job, I'm working on new ideas. Is it good or I should come down from the clouds and be like everyone else?'
I turned to Victor and I asked him to elaborate and talk about his initiative:
From when I was in the sixth grade, I dreamt about setting up my own business. The programming field interested me, and when I began to study it seriously in high school, I realized that this was my field. I started building my site, so I have something to show my customers.
The first customer found me on a social network where I published that I would build a free website with the aim of marketing.
When I began to work with my first customer, I got a lot of self-confidence, and I told myself that I'm on the right track to success.
My immediate environment is supportive of me and tries hard to market me.
My ambition for the future is also my business vision: that every small business (even the grocery store) would have a website, and of course that my venture will succeed.
My recommendation to first time entrepreneurs is to ignore the ridicule of others. Remember only the positive comments and get motivated from them to continue until you succeed. Another recommendation: create more connections and learn to get along with people, customers and business partners.
The Initiative: Computer Games
The Young Inventor: Jonathan Shiloh, age 9
Jonathan Shiloh, 9-year-old who loves computers and he is very familiar with the world of computer games.
At one point, Jonathan began to plan with his father, who works at Microsoft, a computer game, but then Microsoft was looking for interesting ideas for community ventures.
Hence, a collaboration between the Kodu software development process and Jonathan was clear.
The Kodu allows children and adults to easily design games in a visually and friendly way, without requiring any knowledge of any programming language.
Jonathan was the one who defined the laws of the various measures that can be used in the development of games - a skill he acquired from the computer games he played so far and with great imagination.
In the exhibition that was held in April, 2012 sponsored by Microsoft to the developers' community in Israel, Jonathan and his father presented Kodu which was much appreciated.
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)
Site users are invited to get to know Kodu.
The Activity: Doggie Sitter
The Kids: Yagel, age 14, and Hadar, age 9
I have a dog named Chiquita. I take her out for a walk in the neighborhood every day. One day when I'd just been out for a walk with Chiquita, the neighbor saw me and asked me if I'd like to take her dogs for a walk too, and she would pay me for that.
The neighbor has four dogs: Puff, Tanni, Jook, Nicky
I am very glad for the opportunity, and that's exactly what I wanted to do, so I can earn some money. I asked my brother Hadar to join me, because taking out four dogs and Chiquita is really not that easy. We walk with them every day for half an hour to an hour.
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.
The mother encourages us to continue, because in her opinion, it encourages us to be responsible.
Child entrepreneurs can find here the needs of dog owners. Someone who will ease the burden on them, and take their dogs for a walk at least once a day or once a week, and initiate a request for dog owners (preferably to people they know personally) and offer to do it for them. This initiative is particularly suitable for those who like dogs.
Another boy Roy, 10, also decided to serve as Doggie Sitter. His mother says:
Roy had a dog, hence his love for dogs.
He decided that in this summer vacation, he would take care of dogs.
He approached the owner of a dog barber close to his home, and asked her to put a sign which he prepared.
This is the ad that Roy prepared:
Spend many hours away from home? Going out for a few days of vacation?
I am a 10-year-old boy. I am responsible and love pets.
I would like to help you in taking care of your dog.
For example, take him outside, play with him, brush him and feed him
He will be cute and pretty.
I'm within walking distance of this store.
Want to know me? Contact me by telephone:
Because of hanging out this ad, Roy began to treat a dog named Bilbi, a tiny 4-month poodle.
Roy uses the knowledge he acquired in training dogs and even trained Bilbi to listen to him when he asked her: 'Sit down,' Come ',' Good 'and more.
Roy is pleased because he loves dogs and because he can make money on his own.
Roy in picture with Bilbi the dog.
Parents are invited to read the article by Galit Zamler: What do children learn from Doggie sitter? (In Hebrew)
The Initiative: Selling Old Toys and Games
The Business Children: Omer and Noa, ages 10.5, Guy, Amir and Ido ages 10
At the local mall floor the kids sell their wares: board games, toys, Gogosim, Brochures, CDs, etc.
Noa says: My mother and my sister have a birthday soon, and I do not have enough money to buy them presents, so I decided to sell things I do not need and with the money I earn, I will buy their gifts. I also recommend other kids to come and sell things they do not need, because there are others who need them, so it is possible to make money.
Guy says that today, for example, he earned 40 NIS, and he is going to save the money and not rush to spend it.
The Initiative: Braiding
The Young Girl's Idea: Omer, aged 10.5
It turns out that Omer, who sells her old games and toys, is a serial entrepreneur;
Last year, she asked her mother to buy her small rubber bands and a special hair brush. Omer took care to bring a stool from her grandmother, that she uses in the shower. Omer had prepared a price list and priced the braids by types, so that each child will know exactly what it would cost for her to braid.
Omer went down with all the equipment to the garden next to the house and offered the girls a seat on the stool so she could braid their hair.
The initiative quickly became a hit and a there was a long line, all waiting for Omer to braid their hair. Omer worked until 20:00, and earned a lot of money.
Omer says: I got the idea from a trip to Eilat, where women sit and braid for a fee.
Omer's mother says: Omer is a self-confident, charismatic, creative, practical and impractical and therefore she is successful. As a mother, I support and encourage her.
The Initiative: Camp for Young Children
The Girls Who Stand Behind it: Cherry, 12 and Nehemiah, 15
Cherry and Nehemiah live in Bnei Brak, and usually, they babysit in the afternoon. Both identified the need of mothers to have their children minded in the neighborhood: during the fasting days, the children do not go to the kindergarten, and the fasting mothers struggle to care for their children and prepare the food.
Once Cherry and Nehemiah recognized the need, they turned to mothers, they already knew and offered to send their children to a one-day camp, for a small fee.
The rumor spread, and soon 20 children signed up.
Given the success, the girls decided to hold off a camp, even during vacations. They turned on their own initiative to the mothers, hung posters in the streets, got another two friends to help them - so during the holidays, children from the ages of 4 to 9 come to the camp.
The entrepreneurs say that although it's hard work because you have to plan each day's activity for all the children, prepare meals for them, take them to the garden and the responsibility is huge - it pays off. We have nothing to do on vacations anyway, and instead of babysitting only our little brothers, we're also helping other mothers and earning money.
In addition, a young girl who initiated a camp: Eden, 12 years old
Participants / in the camp of Eden (seated second from right)
Hanna Beit Halahmi writes extensively in the -Post magazine second thoughts on the initiative of a 12-year-old girl, Eden Mendelovich, who ran a camp for children during the summer.
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: Itay, 11 years old
Itay wrote: It has already been five years since I was in 1st grade (and even when I was in kindergarten) I did children's plays.
How I thought of the idea: At first I thought about what I love to do, which could be fun for children and we have not done before in school. So I got the idea of a presentation of a play to the class where I learn.
When I was in kindergarten, I did the plays with my friend Evyatar, and when we got to first class, I asked him if he wanted to continue with the idea for another year and he agreed.
We decided we would deliver one play at the end of the year and we thought a lot about the subject of the play. In the end, we decided that the show will be about the teachers who taught us in that year.
A year later we decided to continue, but this time, we concluded that we should show it more than once, and we decided that the show will occur towards holidays and special days. We needed more players for the show to be interesting, so we did auditions that helped us to choose players, that were in fact from class and were good enough, in our opinion, to take part in the performance.
There were many preparations for each show, but first of all, we had, of course, to ask for permission to perform, and we needed to plan the show, organize costumes and accessories. We used the props we had at home.
Our target audience: students in our class, and I think they really enjoyed it.
The Initiative: Selling Tropit
The Child Who Stands Behind the Business: Ariel, 13 years old
Ariel, who also participated in the E-ship for Kids Program tells: I saw children selling all kinds of toys and old games, and I remembered that last year one kid sold Tropit, and succeeded. This year, that boy is not here, so I decided I would sell Tropit. I asked my grandfather to buy a box of Tropits in the market, because it is cheaper there, and I sold each Tropit for half a shekel.
Today it was the first time I sold, and for two and a half hours I managed to sell almost all the Tropits.
A woman asked me: How much is a Tropit? And although I told her it costs a half shekel, she paid me 5 NIS and told me to keep the change.
I enjoyed the sale and that people came to buy from me, and I was not ashamed to walk around the children and ask them if they wanted to buy a Tropit.
The Initiative: Design and Selling Jewelry
The Business Girl: Elamar, 11 years old
Elamar writes: I participated in the entrepreneurship program for kids and after that, I wanted to do something where I could also earn money.
I thought, what can I do? Then I got an idea: make bracelets and necklaces and sell them.
The first piece I made did not come out so well, the second piece was better, but not perfect, and the third was amazing, and I make jewelry and sold them.
Elamar answers questions:
Who encouraged you?
My parents encouraged me.
Why had you specifically decided to make bracelets and necklaces?
Because I thought I knew how to make beautiful jewelry and I had the materials... and it's pretty easy and can be combined with an entire business from small bracelets ... and necklaces...
How was your first sale?
My first sale was fun. I was very excited and I knew I'd succeeded and I did not give up.
The Initiative: Collecting Bottles for Recycling
The Kids Behind the Venture: Shlomi, age 16 and Tomer age 10
Shlomi, Tomer and another friend collect bottles and receive the deposit in return.
In The Marker Site (in Hebrew), you can read about their own initiative. How did the idea come up and how to implement it in practice.
The Initiative: Entertainment for Birthday
The First Entrepreneur: Adaia, 14 years old
Adaia Gal is operating birthday parties for children. The initiative began by chance, but Adaia saw that it was good and kept going.
In The Marker Site, Adaia tells about her venture, preparation, and how to reach customers.
The Initiative: The Preparation and Selling of Artworks
The Business Girl: Lee Keren, 9
Lee Keren did not watch television for 100 days, during which she learned from others what entrepreneurship is?, and who is an entrepreneur? What is the difference between a successful entrepreneur to a failing one, negotiation, public relations and advertising, and how humor and optimism can help achieve goals?.
Lee, who loves art, studied how she could make her hobby into a source of income as well. Read about it in this article published on the ET ZE site.
The Initiative: Purchases on Ebay and Selling in Israel
The Business Boy: Or, 12.5 years old
Or, a child of 12.5, took part in the entrepreneurial after school activity. On the one hand, he likes computers and on the other, he has a highly developed commercial sense, and is interested in entrepreneurship. The combination of these factors resulted in him browsing on eBay's site, where he found that covers for iPod with the characters of the common Angry Birds game are selling at a very low price, compared to their prices in the country.
Or took the initiative, asked his father to get him 10 covers, calculated how much he should sell each cover for so that he can benefit and the buyers will also be satisfied. In view of the high cost of similar coves in the country, Or decided to sell each cover 3 times more than the purchase price he paid on - eBay. At the same time, Or turned to his friends and invited them to purchase these covers.
Before the covers arrived in Israel, Or already had two orders. Everyone enjoyed this initiative, including Or and the buyers that obtained the covers at less than half the price they are selling for in the country.
source: Ebay site
The Initiative: An Orange Juice Stand
The team Members: Tomer 12.5, and Ohad 13.5
Before Summer Vacation starts, Tomer and Ohad thought about how they could keep themselves busy in the summer and earn money.
The idea that Tomer came up with was: the establishment of an orange juice stand near the local mall, a place to reach parents and children.
Tomer and Ohad tell: Already during the school period, we planned and calculated how much the oranges will cost us, disposable cups, trash bags and straws, and accordingly we have decided on the price: for a little cup - 4 NIS and for a big cup - 6 NIS.
Ohad's father helped by purchasing the oranges, and Tomer brought the orange squeezer from home.
To the question: Is your venture successful? They reply: it's going great. Today we already earned 100 NIS. And at the end of the day, we share the profits equally.
If you want to know what Tomer and Ohad do with the money, then here's the answer: We are saving.
In the picture - Tomer and Ohad, the young entrepreneurs
Tomer and Ohad made sure to wear orange shirts - in the orange color and a name tag pinned to their shirt - just like with real business.
The Initiative: Selling Popcorn
The Young Sellers: Geffen - 13, Nufar 10, Shaked 9.5 - and Zohar 13.5 years old
Shaked and Nufar search what to sell to make money. 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.
The girl entrepreneurs prepared their own popcorn booth, and to attract customers, Nufar made chocolate balls, and Zohar and Geffen purchased drinking bottles.
The girls: we did not really know how much to sell, so when we started, we asked one man: 'How much are you willing to buy?' And so we set the price based on the amount they are willing to pay us.
Question: is your venture successful? They replied, We earned a lot, but we managed to spend everything...
The Initiative: Nail Neutering Stand
The Young Business girls: Two girls from Ramat Gan, aged 13
The two girls decided to open a vanity area where they propose to apply nail polish for the girls.
For this purpose, they bought nail polishes in a variety of colors, made a sign and set up in a busy area.
As you can see from the price list, they switched between transparent nail polish and colored nail and offered:
Applying nail polish on both hands NIS 7
Applying clear polish on both hands - NIS 4
Watch also the pages ideas for initiatives (page 1) and more ideas for initiatives (page 2) by children who participated in the Entrepreneurship for Kids Program.
As well as more projects of children that have been realized.
- Pajamas for children at risk
- A tent like a home
- Entrepreneurial seeds
- Teach second-graders computer skills
- We are ready to read
- Ball game tournaments
- Purimatica (Purim & Math)
- Cheer up children in the hospital
- Lost and found basket
- A birthday to everyone
- Got Talent
- A Different Friday
- A class picnic
- Soccer Tournament
- Dodgeball Tournament
- Documentation of good deeds
- Personal smoke vacuum
- Health bars
- My light - Light Up Pillow
- Learning with Fun
- Personal bin
- Classroom-pencil case
- Coatbrella - a coat and an umbrella
- Recycling wizard
- Circles of Friendship
- Projects in the Invitation to Invention Course
- Student inventions for problem solving
- Social initiatives
- T"u Bishvat tree
- Gift for pensioners
- Concentration notebook
- Earasmarker - eraser with markers
- Eye Book
- Box Friend
- Mix environmentally friendly car
- Chocolon - a waffle of ice cream with chocolate
- I CUP
- Magic Hair - Hairstyles designer
- Wonder button for socks
- Schooly - A recycled organizer
- Food To Go
- Beautiful landscape and happy faces
- Hand on the heart to show that I care
- Locker for each student
- There is no birthday without a cake
- A school logo for every shirt
- CTC - Children Teach Children
- "Dogbrella" - dog's umbrella
- A card game
- Fifth Conference
- Calm Waves: An anti-anger bracelet
- A bag that turns into a seat - Mini Bigi
- Smell Busters
- Kids operate birthday parties
- Food paths
- Products market
- Entrepreneurial Festival
- Ice cream stand
- Soccer goal spots
- Play area
- Locker with shelf
- Lollipop wrapper
- Toddler head holder
- Squeezed fruit stand
- Activity for 1st and 2nd grades
- Students room
- Guess what
- Charity box
- Three bins trash -Tri-Bin
- Pencil case
- Math game for blind kids
- A game - Who am I?
- Class Organizer
- Tu Beshvat fair
- School's guided tours
- Vintage Clothing Store
- Happy is healthy
- Floor Painting
- Tissue holder device
- Puzzles for Nitzans' children
- Shirt for any size
- Storage table
- Kiosk Mordei
- Mind Games
- Play Room
- Barbari - healthy Bar
- Selling costumes
- Adoption Dogs Day
- Pitot bataboon
- Makeup and nail polish stands
- Coffee shop at the School
- Establishing a community Web site
- Food and candy stand
- A stand for selling fruit juice
- Change the school's ringing bell
- Recycling bottles
- Decorating School
Children and adolescents initiating