Suggested Activities

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1. Review the phrase ?אֵיךְ אַתֶּם מַרְגִּישִׁים הַיּוֹם (Eich atem margishim hayom?, "How are you feeling today?"): Ask everyone 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 people 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, perhaps Mar Margish or Geveret Margisha (Mr. or Mrs. Mood): At the beginning of each meeting, 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 everyone 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 room and ask each person to choose a mood that matches what they’re hearing.

6. Print each mood face on letter-sized pieces of paper: Ask each person to take one as they enter the room. One at a time, ask them to introduce themselves to the group using the mood they selected. In addition to practicing Hebrew, allow them to express their mood through facial expressions, body language, or other means. Encourage everyone to use these moods in ongoing conversations throughout the year.

7. Divide 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. Those who successfully select two matching faces get one point. In order to get a second point, they need to use the word in a Hebrew sentence.

9. Charades: Divide into teams, give each player words, and have them act out the emotion. First team to correctly identify the Hebrew word gets a point!

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

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