Ramadan Travel Puzzles & Matching Mats

Here is a goody, we just found on A Muslim Child is Born Blog Such a nice activity to keep the littles one’s hands busy whether on the road or at home.

These activity mats can be  done various ways. My older girls did this one real simple and quick!

We just printed out the cards on cardstock and the actual lil mats we printed on plain copy paper and glued it to cardboard. We used both sides of the card board to keep it all as one activity.

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Here is the mat up close, showing things we would do as Muslims as well as increasing our studies in the month of Ramadan.

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One card matched to the picture, This is such a great activity for the younger children. I must say my 4 yr old has shown interest in it as well, perhaps he just wanted some ummie attention. *smile*

Next is the Ramadan puzzles, oh how I Love these!

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The sister at A Muslim Child is Born Blog really out did herself! Masha Allah. May Allah Reward Her and Her Family with much Good, Ameen!!!

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The puzzles a little more close. Once again another activity to keep the young children busy at the table while you make iftar or even during the day while you are reading or teaching Islamic studies.

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The Masjid puzzle up close to see the cut of the puzzle.

We didn’t spend much time at all assembling these puzzles. I am sure you could print them on cardstock and laminate. I printed them on plain copy paper and glued them to a box and cut them out with a box cutter. I have to make my stuff a little more durable since my 2 yr old son is rough! Masha Allah. The sister reccommended modge podge, which I
 knew nothing about and so I googled it and plan to order some, Jazakallahu Khair to her!

When we create our craft around my home we try recycling what we have around the house to teach the young ones about recycling and taking care of what Allah has given us. They have caught on well Masha Allah.

 

Enjoy these for the month of Ramadan insha Allah

Masjid Craft

So we are brainstorming ideas for Ramadan crafts and such.

We found a papercraft on Canon Creative Park . This craft is actually for the Taj Mahal but we modified it a bit to just be a masjid not a specific one.

We used cardstock to print it. This is a timely project which is probably more suitable for older children. Ihad my 14 yr old and 12 yr old work on this one. There are small pieces which need to be cut out and takes alot of time and patience.

We took 2 days to get this lil Masjid finished and it makes a nice centerpiece on our dining room table. We plan on adding some 3 dimensional letters that make up the word RAMADAN but we will get to that once we find more time. In the meanwhile here are pics of the finished product.

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I know you can’t see the detail very well, but trust me there were many little pieces that needed glue and patience!

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This is a little more close up of our Masjid. We have added other pictures of Masjids to our look on the table. Glitter makes it look so pretty! Masha Allah

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I just had to add this picture in as it looks like the light from the sunset beaming down.

To Be Continued with 3 dimensional letters insha Allah……….

Published in: on 2009/08/05 at 10:32 am  Comments (1)  
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Ramadan Memory Game

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Ramadan is appraoching us real quick, are you all getting prepared????

I have been working on projects ideas for the kids to keep them busy, insha Allah. We all know that at times the younger children can be more than a handful for a fasting person!! I put together a Ramadan Memory game to keep my lil ones hands busy!

We made two sets, one in color and one in black and white that can be colored.

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This is the face down of the colored memory cards.

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Close up of the colored cards

 

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 More of the colored cards.

I tried to capture some of the important aspects of Ramadan so while we play, I can explain to kids what that card means to us during Ramadan.

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One more up close of three of the colored cards.

 

We took and glued the cards on non corrugated cardboard. I found mine from a back of a finger painting pad. I also plan on laminating mine, insha Allah.

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 Here are the black and white ones. I had my 5 yr old color them in. She enjoyed quiet time coloring them. She used crayon, although I think marker may have been better. *smile*

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Here are three of the cards colored

We just printed these cards on cardstock instead of gluing them to cardboard to show you the difference .

 

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Three more cards that were colored.

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The difference in both

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The difference again

The cards were simple to make and really give my kids something to pre-occupy their time with. I take this game and turn into a lesson by talking to them about each card then ask them what the card says after I have already explained it to them.

Here are the files I used to make these.

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Ramadan Memory Game black and white

 

Please enjoy them!

 

Deed Tree

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I know a little late but better than never..*smile*

I just got the hang of blogging and actually just came back on line not too long ago.

Here is a project that went on during the whole month of Ramadan. I forget where I got the idea but it was something similar to what we did in my family.

Here is the start of our “Deed Tree”

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Bare Deed Tree

This was just cut out into parts with regular cardboard. I am sure you can use art paper or whatever you like. I had to make mine a strong one since it would be in little hands reach and I didn’t want it coming down.

I cut the trunk out first after drawing it out on the cardboad, then added each branch or group of branches to my liking. Taped it to the wall and it was ready.

The concept of this was to teach my children to do as many good deeds in the Month of Ramadan as possible as the rewards are greater. A good thing about this is that I hoped that it would rub off and they would continue wanting to do good deeds after the month was out. It worked Alhamdulilah.

They would place their name on the leaf/acorn and the deed they did to keep track. Here are the leaves/acorns we used

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leaves and acorn for the tree

Here is the Tree at the End of Ramadan.

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Full Deed Tree

As you can see it was great success, Alhamdulilah. The little kids really caught on fast and they were doing good deeds left and right. I couldn’t keep up most of the time. *smile*

Published in: on 2009/01/18 at 12:36 pm  Comments (2)  
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Ramadan Lapbook

 

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Ramadan Lapbook Cover

 

Ahhhh….so we did a lapbook on Ramadan around the time of Ramadan that I thought I would share with you.

This was a timely project and I actually had 4 of my 5 children participate in this one. Masha Allah.

I used a wonderful site from a sister who also shared.  Here is her site so you can also use her printouts if you like: http://raisingmuslims.wordpress.com/2008/08/12/ramadhan-lapbook-pics-printouts/

May Allah Reward this sister with much good in this life and the hereafter for sharing with us, Ameen!

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The Command to Fast flip circle book

Okay, I actually found this printout on : http://tjramadan.talibiddeenjr.amanahwebs.com/

It was just a print out page and I just cut out each section into circles and added it on to colored contruction paper. You will also see that many of my Islamic printouts will come from www.talibideenjr.com as it is one of the most resourceful sites for Islamic/homeschool teaching out on the internet. May Allah reward the sister with good for all her good deeds in this life and the hereafter, Ameen!

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This shows the fasting cycle as well what breaks the fast,and who are exempted from fasting, the fast of a travels and ways to travel

In this one, we actually drew our pictures out to make them more visible and more hands on for the kids. My older 2 girls actually did the “what breaks the fast”, and “who are exempted from fasting” as well as the fasting cycle. My 3 yr old son colored the ways of travel and fast of a traveler. Masha Allah.

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The cover to Hijri calendar

 

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We added the Months and meanings to this calendar

 

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The Arabic number flaps open and show the Hijri month

My eldest 2 girls added to this one. We went a step ahead and just added the name of each Hijri month as well as it’s meaning.

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Surah Al Qadr

This was a nice printout to help the children learn Surah Al Qadr masha Allah.

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Vocabulary pocket with cards

 

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Iftar at the Masjid Accordian Book closed

 

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Iftar at the Masjid Accordian Book open

 

This one was a coloring page I found and had my 4 yr old daughter color ( she enjoyed being a part *smile*)

If you would like the coloring page here it is: iftar2masjid

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Ramadan Quiz

 

We also added one more part to this lapbook to make it a little more hands on. We made a suhoor game from a site that a sister shared her printouts with us as well. I just modified the game a bit by making it bigger, and actually handmaking it but everything came from her site.

Here is her page:  Ramadan Planner Family

May Allah Reward this sister for sharing her wonderful teaching resources with much Good in this life and the hereafter, Ameen.

The name of the Game is Knowledge Quest. The game board I actually made out of 2 file folders and just colored it in. This was my craft of the lapbook (*smile*)

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The entire board 

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 Start of the game up close

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Middle of the game up close

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Bottom of game up close

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Finish of the game

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The game cards are actually made out of construction paper, I must say cardstock would probably work better if this is going to be handled alot. I plan on eventually laminating mine. I just made a little pocket and just embelished the front with the name of the game and a couple designs. I then put the question on the back of the pocket and there is a different colored piece of paper in the pocket which you pull out and it reveals the answer.

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Game pieces approx. 3in

The game pieces we made out of Crayola modeling clay. They have many colors and the clay is actually very easy to work with and doesn’t crumble when it dries like other clays do. You can also color these clays which make it easy as well. We store the game pieces in a sandwich baggie and punched a little hole in it and tied it to the side binding of the lapbook.

To add it to the lapbook we just cut a half a file folder and added it to the back of the lapbook as a large pocket file which worked great and I must say it doesn’t make the lapbook to bulky either.

Enjoy this one!

 Overall this was such a nice project to do with the children especially with all the different ages I had to work with Alhamdulilah. We did this lapbook in about a week to a week and a half time. It helped the older girls from thinking about being hungry while fasting because they were enjoying themselves masha Allah. They all learned so much from this past Ramadan, Alhamdulilah.

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