What Can Kids Do On Election Day?

Election Day has become a real “Sunday” in Israel with schools closing and many offices and shops closed for the day. After you take your kids with you to vote (a great lesson in democracy) think of the rest of the day as a great day to bond with your kids.

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Enjoy the “Sunday” atmosphere. Many of Jerusalem’s attractions will be having special events. Here are a list of our favorite and a link to the full list of events around town and just outside Jerusalem.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Annie VIP Cinema CitySpecial English ANNIE VIP event for kids and parents: One of my all time favorite movies has just been released as a remake. You will hear all your favorite Annie musical classics with a new plot twist. Enjoy the special Fun In Jerusalem discounted dairy Kosher VIP buffet (wow that’s lots of adjectives) before the show or purchase regular tickets if you prefer.

Election DayGalita and Kif Tzuba – Spend the day with your kids in Kibbutz Tzuba. Choose between the rides and games at Kif Tzuba or the chocolate workshops at Galita. Better yet…choose them both.

Kakadu-FIJ (17)Kakadu – Park Adullam Art Festival in Matte Yehuda will celebrate the art & country cooking of the area. Visit the Kakadu Gallery and meet Reut the world renowned artist famous for her painted wood. Located just 20 minutes outside Jerusalem you will feel like you are in the “countryside”.

YamBaKarach 2015 (3)YamBaKarach: I am not sure if the winter is actually over but regardless of the weather outside, you can enjoy the new indoor skating rink at Cinema City. Use dolphin or penguin stabilizers for kids who unsure on the ice.

HaBoydem Fashion Show at First Station: Enjoy a fun afternoon at the First Station with a fashion show sponsored by HaBoydem, Flatter Boutique, Amanda K and Deborah. HaBoydem is an amazing second hand store in Talpiot that employs people with disabilities.

GIFT Happening at Matnas Ginot Hair Usishkin: In honor of elections the theme of the Day is “Giving” but they will make sure you have lots of fun as well.

NekudatMotsa (1)Family Biking Trip in the Judean Hills: Enjoy some nature with your kids on Election Day.  Uri will plan a customized biking trip for your family for kids of all ages and all levels. See some of Israel’s most beautiful landscapes just outside Jerusalem.

MUSEUMSSwipe the Citadel. The Gamers at The Tower of David

Tower of David Election Day – Enjoy all of the new Tower of David Digital games for FREE on election day. Race around the Citadel with an ipad and uncover the mysteries of the past. They have games for all ages.

Bible Lands Museum – FREE admission for kids. Special kids activity LOST IN THE MUSEUM

Israel Museum – FREE entrance for kids and extended hours till 9pm

SesameStreetBloomfield Science Museum Sesame Street – Did you know that the latest season of Rechov SumSum (Sesame Street) was filmed at the Bloomfield Science Museum in Jerusalem. Bring your kids to see the set and meet some of the characters on Election Day. There will be special Election Day workshops on UV light, Origami and Pink Floyd.

If you prefer some adventure or other activities that provide fun for the whole family make sure to check out our list of FUN Favorite Jerusalem activities that require advanced reservations including jeeping, ATVing, scavenger hunts, biking, shuk tasting tours, crochet workshops, kids yoga, photowalks, cooking workshops or tour the NEW Biblical Museum of Natural History.

But most importantly – GO OUT AND VOTE WITH YOUR KIDS and then have some Fun In Jerusalem!

About the Author
Joanna Shebson runs Fun In Jerusalem, a Jerusalem tourism website that inspires family fun & Party in Jerusalem inspiring families to celebrate Bar/Bat Mitzvas in Israel. She and her husband made aliyah in 2007 from Los Angeles and love living in Jerusalem with their three kids. Joanna has an MBA from Kellogg Business School and is known for thinking out of the box especially when entertaining her kids.
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