Israel | World Thinking Day Ideas
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Girl Scouts who are excited about STEM or interested in religions might choose Israel for Thinking Day. All of the major Western religions claim Israel (particularly, Jerusalem) as valuable to their heritage and it is home to more scientists, technicians and engineers per capita than any other nation. Major companies including Intel, Microsoft and Apple did their first international development here.
Your girls might like to look at our page Jewish Holidays and Crafts to learn a little about Jewish holidays and see some craft ideas to enhance their display.
Fun Fact: The Dead Sea in Israel is the lowest point on earth, at more than 1,000 feet below sea level.
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A simple Thinking Day craft for Israel would be to glue wood craft sticks in the shape of the 6-pointed Star of David. It is the shape in the center of the Flag of Israel and honors the fact that this country is home to more Jewish people than any other nation. Your Thinking Day decorations for Israel could really add some sparkle to an event. Just scatter crystal rhinestones around because your country is a world center for diamond and semi-precious stone-cutting and polishing. A SWAP idea for Israel is the Israel Hamsa Hand which is a Middle Eastern symbol for protection or “the hand of God”.
Pita is the “national bread” of Israel and just the right food for a Thinking Day event when offered with labane – a tangy yogurt spread. Restaurants in Israel also feature “Biblical” ingredients such as honey, figs and pomegranates and indigenous foods such as prickly pears (tzabar) and chickpeas.
Fun fact (if you are interested in millionaires) American business magnates Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and Donald Trump have invested heavily in numerous Israeli industries.