fun things to do with kids in israel - family travel   Travel for Kids


Jerusalem arcade
A small, some would say tiny, country, Israel more than makes up for its size with a rich history that contrasts dramatically with an intense and modern rebirth. As a holy place of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, all that history and religion might make you forget its wildly varying terrain. In one day a kid here can go scuba diving and swimming with dolphins in the Red Sea, snow ski on Mount Hermon, fish in the Mediterranean, visit a whole long list of Biblical sites, then top it all off with a pizza and a movie, before crawling into a tent at one of the many campsites.


    Northern Israel
Sea of Galilee
    The Coast

The Dead Sea, Ein Gedi and Masada

    Southern Israel - Eliat and the Red Sea
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A trip to Israel is a fantastic experience that will stay with your kids forever. Rafting down the Jordan River, exploring crusader castles, climbing up to Masada at dawn, bike riding in the Judean desert, walking the ramparts in Jerusalem, camping out and riding camels, these private tour guides will design an itinerary just for your family:

    Zel Tours
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Traveling with an infant or toddler in Israel? This service offers essential baby equipment for rental – crib, car seat, stroller, highchair, baby bath, diapers can be delivered to your hotel, beach condo or private residence in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Herzliya, Netanya, and other locations.
Israel with Baby
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One City, Two Brothers israel childrens books  
One City, Two Brothers
Chris Smith, Aurelia Fronty

A Jewish fable and Arab folktale, long before there was a city on a hill, two brothers farmed the land in the valley. After a good harvest, the older brother secretly brings a gift of grain to his brother, but the younger brother has his own surprise gift. On a moonlit night, the brothers meet on the hill, and on this spot, Jerusalem was founded. A shining story, wonderfully illustrated. (Picture book)


The Mystery of the Dead Sea Scrolls
Hagit Allon, Lena Zehavi, Yossi Abolafia

Find out about the Dead Sea Scrolls, genuine fragments the Bible written on parchment scrolls 2,000 years ago – how the scrolls were discovered, who wrote the books, daily life in the desert community, how archeologists and scholars have put together all the pieces. (Chapter book, illustrations)


israel childrens books The Mystery of the Dead Sea Scrolls
The Travels of Benjamin of Tudela  

Take a panoramic journey with Benjamin of Tudela, one of the greatest medieval Jewish travelers. Benjamin always dreamed of seeing Jerusalem, so by foot, by ship, he traveled from Spain, to Rome, Constantinople, and on to Jerusalem, but then he kept traveling, by camel, by donkey to Persia, Mount Sinai, and Egypt. A captivating story, imaginatively illustrated, that brings the 12th century to life. (Picture book)


Harvest of Light
Allison Ofanansky, Eliyahu Alpern

Photo story of a special time in Israel – the olive harvest. A young girl helps her family collect the olives, some are preserved, some are pressed into olive oil. And on the first night of Hanukkah, the new oil lights the menorah. (Picture book)


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Lon-Lon's Big Night  
Lon-Lon's Big Night
Miri Leshem-Pelly

A little sand fox, Lon-Lon, makes his home in the Negev desert. Adventurous Lon-Lon wants to meet other creatures in the Negev - jumping jerboa, desert hedgehog, long-eared bat, rock hyrax, but he needs help to find the way back to his burrow. In English and Hebrew. (Picture book)


Welcome to Israel
Lilly Rivlin, Gila Gevirtz

Overview of Israel's history, government, traditions, sights to see in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa, the Negev, Masada, Eliat, plus Hebrew vocabulary. Colorful and fun, in a scrapbook style, good for older kids. (Illustrated chapter book)


Welcome to Israel childrens books
This is Israel  
This is Israel
M. Sasek

Solomon’s Mines at Timna, Caesarea (ancient capital of Roman Palestine), synagogues, mosques, Christian pilgrimage sites, Biblical cities and landmarks, modern cities such as Tel Aviv, Bedouin markets in Beersheba, the Negev Desert and Red Sea. A children’s classic, it’s timely today. (Picture book)


(More children's books on other Israel pages)
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