Sunday, February 27, 2011

Naming the Rooms

We decided to NAME our rooms so here are the names. My intention behind this was to make it fun to go from one room to another. Kids love this kind of stuff, AR was very excited about this one.

So far we have....

Kitchen = Qalb al Biet (Heart of the house)
Our classroom = Rawdah tul ilm (most of the time its just Rawdah (Beautiful Garden))
Master Bedroom =
Kids room/toy room =
Living room =

I would LOVE to get some creative ideas please...

Ball Painting

This Ball painting was another great hit with AR. He really enjoyed banging the ball in the Tupperware. Its very easy to prepare for and lots of fun for the kids,. It makes a great toddler activity as well.

Line Tupperware with paper.

Put some paint on it

Get a good size ball.

Let the child shake it.

Ta daa!! 

Beautiful Ball art Masterpiece!

Yogurt Painting

We did yogurt painting! both the kids loved!! It was initially suppose to be for toddler activity for H but AR really wanted to do it too so he did some too.

Four teaspoon of yogurt with a drop or two of food coloring 

What you will need:
  1. Yogurt
  2. Thick paper, cardboard or bristol board
  3. Food coloring
  4. And some cute toddler hands!!
This is a wonderful activity for the toddlers and its safe, they can lick their fingers!

Thursday, February 24, 2011


Every week we will be covering one prophet. I am trying to cover them in sequence, starting from Adam (a.s), but if he wants to pick one of his choice, we will cover that one. This is what we will be doing, bi'eznillah hi ta'ala.

  1. Read with the story of the prophet.
  2. Plan a craft/activity or two from the story
  3. Lesson/gem from the story for the children and myself
  4. Few questions about the prophet and the main incidents of his life. (I don't want to make him memorize the answers but just go over them with me a few times during the week.)
  5. Make the prophetic tree to teach the order of the prophets, we will add one every week.
InshaAllah, this is the outline for how we will be covering the prophets.  I am really excited to do the crafts about each story with the kids.

Any suggestion for as to what else we can add to our list.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Jumbo Alphabet puzzle

We bought the kids this jumbo wooden alphabet puzzle, its so easy for there tiny hands to handle! Its also a very durable, since the kids can not really chew them up or peel them apart!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Fuzzy science experiment

A little Fuzzy science experiment that got AR extremely amazed. He enjoyed it sooo much that we wanted to do it again.

What you will need:

  1. A see through container
  2. Dishing washing liquid
  3. Baking soda
  4. White vinegar
  5. Food Coloring 
  6. A tray (to make clean up easy)
Mix #2, 4, 5 together and then put put in a teaspoon of Baking soda and watch the kids get amazed!!

We loved watching the color blend

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Play-dough numbers

We bought these play-dough number cutters the kids, for only 2 RIYALS!!

AR had a great fun/learning experience. Its a great way to teach counting and number recognition. The set also included addition subtraction, multiplication and division cutters to teach Math at a later stage inshaAllah.