Activities for children on the holiday: Recommendations for activities for the weekend in the spirit of Purim

Nature disguises itself in cliff springs

We like to dress up, but we did not invent the whole subject of costumes. Camouflage and deception have always existed in nature. Some animals are considered camouflage champions. Want to know why? In honor of Purim, there will be a special tour of the hidden reserve in Einot Tzukim, during which you will be able to track the camouflage of the animals, see natural phenomena unique to the Dead Sea area and meet the animals that live in the reserve.

where: Einot Tzukim Nature Reserve.
When: Fridays to Sundays, 26.2 – 28.2, at: 10:00, 12:00, 14:00.
The tour is limited to registrants in accordance with the instructions of the purple character. No extra charge for the entrance fee to the site.

Horbat Mazin, Einot Tzukim (Photo: Gila Zionist, Nature and Parks Authority)

What is it like to be a leader?

On Purim this year and just before the election, anyone can feel like a leader in the Ben-Gurion hut in Sde Boker. In addition to the regular activities at the place, a variety of costumes by various leaders in Israel and around the world will be waiting at the entrance to the hut. Anyone who wants to can dress up as a leader from the present and past, for example Abraham Lincoln, Mahatma Gandhi and even our ancestor Abraham. In addition, everyone who searches will receive an information tab about the character he or she is looking for, and with its help he or she will be able to find the character throughout the site.

At the same time, visitors will be able to visit “The Old Man and the People” – a colorful exhibition that interactively describes the interaction that Ben-Gurion had with the people.
And if you’re already interested in heritage, you can continue from the hut to the Ben-Gurion Institute of Heritage, which is a five-minute drive away, and watch “The Law of the People” – a new interactive exhibit where critics are the jury to digitally decide fateful decisions in the country’s history.

where: Ben-Gurion Barracks from 8:30 to 14:00, and at the Ben-Gurion Heritage Institute from 10:00 to 16:00.
When: Friday, February 26 – arrive by one hour before closing time.
entrance fee: 15 – 20 shekels.
More details on the Ben-Gurion hut website:

Purim in the Ben Gurion hut (Photo: Hanan Epstein)Purim in the Ben Gurion hut (Photo: Hanan Epstein)

Chocolate clowns and masks

Traveling in the Western Galilee with the kids? In the village of Masaryk you are invited to a Shabbat that is a sweet experience in a Purim atmosphere. During the day, children and adults can enjoy two creative workshops: a workshop for making chocolates in the shape of clowns and masks under the guidance of chocolate maker Shlomit Zamir from the Odette chocolate boutique, and a creative workshop for making original masks from recycled materials.
where: The secret of the kibbutz wonder, Kibbutz Kfar Masaryk.
When: Saturday, Feb. 27, 10 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
price: NIS 90 per participant, NIS 30 per attendant.
Phone for inquiries and reservations: 072-3971564.

Chocolate workshop with Odette (Photo: Anatoly Michaelo)Chocolate workshop with Odette (Photo: Anatoly Michaelo)

The Journey to the Kingdom of Bell

During Purim, the Caravan Theater will hold a variety of activities, meetings with artists and creators, creative workshops on YouTube and Zoom, online theater performances for children and theatrical tours in the Yemin Moshe neighborhood and the Bell Garden in Jerusalem.

Among the many activities, there will be a theatrical acting tour on Sunday, combining visual means, sound recordings and a field game accompanied by guides, in the bell garden. During the tour you will embark on an adventure and try to free the citizens of the Bell Kingdom, ruled by Hieronymus, a cruel dictator.
Suitable for ages 10 – 6. The activity lasts about 90 minutes.

Meeting point: At the entrance to the caravan theater hall in the Bell Garden, the number of participants is limited according to the instructions, a child will be able to enter accompanied by an accompanied adult only. You must arrive 15 minutes before the tour.

When: Sunday, 28.2, at 10am and 12pm.
price: NIS 30 per participant.
For more details and to purchase tickets online: HaKron Theater (Ela) 050-3352525,

The journey to the kingdom of Bell (Photo: Dor Kedmi)The journey to the kingdom of Bell (Photo: Dor Kedmi)

Plants dress up

On the occasion of Purim, the University Botanical Garden in Givat Ram Jerusalem invites travelers to a magical visit between the garden paths, which covers 120 dunams. This year, in the spirit of the holiday, special activities on the subject of disguised plants will be held in the garden.

While we usually only dress up once a year, there are plants around us that dress up for various reasons: survival needs, attracting insects and more. Visitors to the garden will be able to take part in a guided tour and see up close plants like the bee that disguises itself as a bee female to attract male bees, and a bird of paradise, a beautiful flower that looks like a bird.

Another tour that will go out during the holiday is a tour of the tropical greenhouse. About 300 different and special plant species with different shapes, colors and uses grow in the greenhouse.

In addition, there will be a plant-inspired costume workshop, an award-winning costume contest and a tour of the garden train – which leaves every hour and takes visitors on a tour of the flowers, trees and about 6,000 other species and varieties of various plants.

When: 26.2 – 28.2, 9: 00-14: 00.
A tour of disguised plants will depart three times a day at: 13:00, 12:00, 10:00.
price: The activity is included in the entrance fee: NIS 35 per child / adult.
More details: The University Botanical Garden: 02-6794012,

Purim in Neot Kedumim (Photo: Eldad Maestro)Purim in Neot Kedumim (Photo: Eldad Maestro)

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