Posts tagged ‘Education’

February 21, 2013

Memorizing Matching Game

matchingame A pack of cards from the dollar store and cardboard you will have a great matching game!

The children had to name the letter on the yellow box, flip the card over and then name the letter on another yellow box and do the same, if it was a match they could keep it, if not they had to put it back and remember later where the pictures were.

A great way to teach several lessons:

Letter recognition
Names Of Objects
Colors

With a pack of cards you can change up the pictures several times.
You can also change the cards and do this with matching Arabic letters or english alphabet if you want to practice memorizing arabic letters and numbers and english letter recognition

enjoy!!

 

 

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February 21, 2013

Circular Journal Writing

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Today we worked with circulars. Okay circulars are cool for several reasons. One you can teach about money, name different foods, and practice reading skills.

Also this was a good way to practice cutting skills.  homeschoolideas 016The boys enjoyed cutting out the foods they wanted to get from the grocery store and glued them in the books. For our oldest son after he put them in his book, he practiced writing by looking at the names of the items and wrote it out next to the picture. homeschoolideas 018For extra fun the next time you go to the grocery store allow children to spot the items on their list and even name the numbers to teach how much foods cost. a great way to teach number recognition.

We talked about health foods too.

So much fun you can do and learn from the grocery store circular

February 21, 2013

Clothespin Matching

homeschoolideas Alhamdulilah we ha a fun time matching our clothespins with the cards. We also raced each other to see who could finish their cards first.

Clothes pins came from the dollar store, and you can write on both sides of the clothes pin

homeschoolideas 003 We put them away in our bucket so we can have them for another day.

 

Lessons to learn: Letter identification
Alphabetical Order
Upper and Lowercase Letter

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We also did team work to complete the cards! Pretty fun, affordable and a great way to teach several concepts. we also made some of the letters different colors so the children can also name the colors.

January 22, 2013

Boys And Cars

Guest Post By: Hafsa Taher

Boys and Cars. Two words that go together like peanut butter and jam. My nephew turned two recently, and given his love for anything that rolls, I decided to work on one for him. Oh, did I mention I had a helper? My niece who’s 5 yrs old.

I came across this awesome tutorial on Pinterest, so we got working. And here’s our end result:

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You’ll need:
  • Tissue tubes
  • Paint
  • A lid of some sort to trace the wheels
  • 4 brads per car
  1. Start by painting the tissue tube
  2. cut out the wheels and paint them black
  3. stick your wheels using brad
  4. And don’t forget to seat your drivers in! 😉
Here’s the original tutorial I had found on Pinterest:
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P.S: If you liked this craft idea, consider sharing it with others. Because sharing is caring 🙂

Hafsa Taher is the founder of HafsaCreates.com – Her motto is “Pray, Love, Craft”. When she is not crafting or playing with her niece and nephew, she is Pinterest-ing and day dreaming about her next DIY! Check out her website here: HafsaCreates.com

March 31, 2012

Journal Writing and Letter Writing In Homeschool

It has been awhile since I have updated the blog!

MashaAllah there is so much going on, but there are many updates to share.

My four year old son has been writing a lot, for awhile now. He just recently began showing interest in writing letters and putting them in an envelope.  Well he had no one to mail them to! I decided that this would be a good time for him to get a penpal. Not only are we at a time where is emailing and texting, but when was the last time you wrote a letter, and bought a stamp? I want my children to experience the joys of letter writing, as I intend on scrap booking it, so he can see it as he grows up and it also helps me to see how much his writing has improved!

Also we started a few months back the Teach Your Child To Read In 100 Easy Lessons Book. Sent to us by my dear friend at Homeschooling Muslimah Mommies. While my son has been reading since two alhamdulilah..I actually use the book to reinforce and make his reading stronger mashaAllah..the book is to help children read at a second grade level upon completion. We love the book, we are flying through it and I like that at the end it has SOUND writing, so it just adds extra practice to his writing. He even has his own journal, which I date every time we use it and what lesson we stopped on.

A few tips and advice from our family. To get the children excited about writing, we let them pick their own pencils, books, crayons etc ..so they hcan have their own person writing station

We also bought several books, a few of them to doodle in, practice writing, and have fun with and a few on the side only used for homeschool purposes. This does not confuse our children, it actually helps them practice. Our oldest son took his journal on the train and would write in it until we got to our stop.

I am very certain he will enjoy his new penpal adventure. We will be starting our first letter today inshaAllah and it will be good to practic his writing, spelling, and appreciate the joys of getting mail. I LOVE to get mail mashaAllah!

What are you doing to encourage your child’s writing? 🙂

 

I loved words. I love to sing them and speak them and even now, I must admit, I have fallen into the joy of writing them.–Anne Rice