Suggested Activities


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1. Review the phrase “איך אתם מרגישים היום” ("Eich atem margishim hayom?", "How are you feeling today?"). Ask campers to introduce themselves with how they're feeling.

2. Mood Magnet ּBingo – Make various Bingo cards with just the Hebrew words written. Have someone pick a mood out of a hat and read it aloud in English. The first person to match all the words correctly in a Bingo line, wins!

3. Fly Swat – Call two campers at a time up to the front of the room, where a Hebrew poster hangs. Read out a mood in English. The first person to point (or swat) at the word and face, gets the point for their team.

4. Create a character in your bunk, perhaps Mar Margish or Geveret Margisha (Mr. or Mrs. Mood). At the beginning of each morning, you can introduce Mar Margish with a new feeling word. It won’t take long to go through all of them. By introducing Mar and Geveret, you can expose your students to the masculine and feminine word forms as well. (Get creative! You can create large outlines of male and female characters whose faces can be outfitted with any of the mood faces).

5. Play Israeli music in your bunk and ask the campers to choose a mood that matches what they’re hearing.

6. Print each mood face on letter-sizes piece of paper. Ask campers to take one as they enter the room. One at a time, have them to introduce themselves to the bunk using the mood they selected. In addition to practicing Hebrew, allow them to express their mood through facial expressions, body language, or another means. Encourage them to use these moods in ongoing camp conversation throughout the summer.

7. Divide the bunk into teams and project mood images on a smartboard or screen. The first team to identify the mood, using the correct Hebrew phrase, gets a point. Keep going until all of the moods have been correctly identified.

8. Memory Game – Print individual faces on square cards or sheets of paper. Each mood face and Hebrew word should be printed twice. Campers who successfully select two matching faces in order to get a point. In order to get another point, they need to use the word in a Hebrew sentence.

9. Charades – Divide the bunk into teams. Give people words, and have them act out the emotion. First team to correctly identify the Hebrew word gets a point!

10. Provide each camper with a list of the moods, and encourage them to teach their bunks. Ask them to prepare a brief report, in Hebrew, about the moods their friends selected. This assignment can be expanded to address more questions: What causes our friends or family members to feel this certain mood? How can our behavior affect the moods of those around us? Have each camper share their Hebrew report with the group!