Posts tagged ‘Reading’

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

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




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.

December 17, 2012

Word Family Sandwich

We played a game making pretend sandwiches!

Well with one of the children learning to put the sound of words together, we decided to expierment and make one of the pieces of bread the AT family and then in order to add to the sandwich they had to read the words correctly…

Take a look:

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So our 4 yr old has been liking this and once he gets the lettuce mustard and tomato ..he has to add the last piece of bread on top to complete the sandwich lol alhamdulilah he wold pretend to eat it at the end

A lot of the time the children are visual and so this got them excited, we played pretend and practiced some reading

InshaAllah I think we will do this again 🙂

What do you think? Any ways we could make this better? I’m looking to try this with my 5 yr old, with milk and cookies pictures, each one he gets right he can pretend to dip it in the milk!

They would love that.

The neat thing is, our two year old is catching on to it, he has been reading words alhamdulilah and enjoys sitting in on the lessons. He will practice with them, hmmm saves us work for when he really gets into the lesson!

December 11, 2012

Little Muslims- Just What Our Little Muslims Need


Alhamdulilah it has been some time since we have blogged here, but  the children have been learning and growing mashaAllah. It’s been a blessing to be able to document the journey with everyone.

Recently we recieved some great books from Little Muslims! Wow subhanAllah, I was excited when I opened the package to see these awesome books:

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Needless to say the children were excited too:


My husband and I appreciated the Arabic terms and the fact that there is diversity in each book, the children were able to see different spectrums of children and regions that were represented in the book.  This opened the doors for more discussion on diversity and different parts of the world and the blessing to be able to read the words as salaamu alaykum, Allahu akbar, etc

They were able to identify with the characters and the wording was age appropriate mashaAllah.

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At the end of each of book there were simple questions to ask that related to each coloring book/ story book mashaAllah. It helped us to have a discussion and talk about what we learned and how we can relate.

The illustrations were beautiful, bright and captured the children’s attention.

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We sang and danced to our own tune to 5 Little Muslims mashaAllah, these books are perfect for our circle time…and great all the time!



Makes a great gift for children. We are looking forward to seeing more books from Little Muslims inshaAllah.

Find them here:


Encourage your children to love Allah and learn about His Creation through these wonderful books mashaAllah. It has wonderful Islamic vocabulary words, the 5 pillars of Islam and more. Children can color in it as well and learn so much alhamdulilah!


We give it an A+ for it’s Islamic content, diversity, and confidence building qualities. Your Little Muslim will fall in love with Little Muslims!