Du’a Bulletin Board

Has it been a month since the last I posted? We have been super busy here!

Finally finished our du’a bulletin board which I think is absolutely wonderful! I have been corresponding with the Dear Sister Umm Ibrahim and she has so many wonderful ideas! Masha Allah.

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The board has a border,and interactive content for the children to continue to learn and be reminded to make du’a every chance they get, insha Allah.

There are also flash cards/learning cards/reminder cards to help the children learn a specific du’a.

The du’a tracker is great to keep track of daily du’as. We want to make sure the children get every reward they can. Du’a is a form of worship so don’t we want out children to be little “Du’a Makers” (Umm Ibrahim’s children,masha Allah)

You can see all the pictures of the du’a Bulletin board along with the files to help make the board yourself over at Islamic Bulletin Boards Blog

There are also other bulletin boards and board trimmers,borders and additions of various Islamic subjects.

Bulletin Boards have shown to be a great visual piece in my home as well as a gret Learning tool for the children. I didn’t think they paid attention to the board after a couple days, but they do! Masha Allah. The board alone has taught them more than I thought it would.

Try making yours today! Insha Allah

 

OOPS, I almost forgot to mention! There is a lesson unit over on  Talibiddeenjr Blog  for you to use as an aid in teaching your children about Du’a, insha Allah. The lesson is very in depth and it really helps discuss du’a with your children and the importance of making it. Take a Trip over to the sister Umm Ibrahim’s blog and download a copy for FREE of the unit! *smile*

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*

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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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game pieces and game cards

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.

Wudhu Lapbook

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My 4 year old daughter had shown interest in learning how to make wudhu properly. I thought what a great way to teach her by using a lapbook for her reference, masha Allah it worked!

First section of the lapbook is the Bismillah Puzzle which was great fun making but I’m sure much more fun for my daughter to color, masha Allah.

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Bismillah Puzzle pieced together

Bismillah Puzzle

Puzzle pieced apart to show size and shape of pieces

 

I simply created this by finding the right image I was happy with and editing it. I then found a puzzle template and made it transparent in psp and placed it over the image. Voile the puzzle was ready for print.

Here is the file for the Bismillah puzzle: Bismillah Puzzle File

My daughter colored it after I printed it out. I used regular copy paper although I am sure a heavy cardstock might be easier. After she colored it I then glued it on to half a file folder for stability ( I didn’t have cardstock at the time so I improvised, lol)

Cut the pieces and your puzzle is finished!

Here is the envelope we made freehand, no template although I am sure there are some out there. We just used a piece of construction paper and folded it half way to fit the section of the lapbook.

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Bismillah Puzzle Envelope

Our Next section was the Wudhu Sequence Card Game. Again, this was a fun one and I think the more hands on the better for young children. My Daughter still plays with this!

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Wudhu Sequence Card (Game Cards 1-4)

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Wudhu Sequence Card Game (Cards 4-8)

I again found images I was pleased with online. I edited them and printed them on regular copy paper. This one is another good one to print on cardstock for stability since the lil ones will be handling them alot. I just glued them on a half a file folder again, lol. I couldn’t wait to go to the store and buy cardstock since I was so excited to get it finished for my lil one to play with.

If you would like to use this file here it is: wudhu-sequence-game file

We freehanded a pocket to hold the Cards. I know there are templates for folders, but I just wanted to be sure that mine was big enough to hold the cards.

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Wudhu Sequence Game Pocket

Okay, now for a little comedy. Our next part of the lapbook was What Nullifies the wudhu, or in more simple terms “make wudhu after” section.

My pictures may seem a little graphic or even offensive in a way, but as I said earlier I believe children learn with more visual things. Please take no offense if you see it to be that way or if you look at it the way I do…Have a chuckle or two..Teehee!

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Nullify Wudhu with flaps closed

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If you would like the file for this one I first must say, mine are drawings in the picture, but I did make one from my computer that is similar. Here is the file: nullify-wudhu file
 
Now, we are at a part that most don’t teach until the children are older. I thought why not, young children have a larger capacity of learning than we realize. Tayammum or dry wudhu. What to make wudhu with if you have no water.
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Tayammum- Dry Wudhu 2

 If you would like the file for this one Click here: tayammum- Dry Wudhu File

Now just for reinforcing the steps of wudhu and the proper order we made a flap book with the different steps of wudhu but a little more broken down and I captioned it to read to my daughter each time and have her show me that step.  Here is the file in which I used images from. This is a book made from another sister, but I only cut the images out and pasted them in a flap book as you can see in the picture. I am sure you can probably use the book if you would rather do so.

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Wudhu order (flaps closed)

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Wudhu Order (Flaps open)

For the file click here: steps-for-wudhu-file

The last part is the “After Wudhu we Pray” section. I used a coloring page I found and just printed it out, had my daughter color it and then I cut out each section of children praying.

Here is the file for the children praying: Children Praying coloring page file

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After wudhu we pray

The rug the children are praying on I actually got off a wonderful homeschooling/Islamic website that I refer to all of the time when teaching my children. May Allah Reward That Sister with Much Good in this Life and the Hereafter. Ameen. 

Here is her site: http://www.talibiddeenjr.com/

I actually found the prayer rugs on her ramadan sister site but thought I would reference her direct site and you can navigate through it. She has many beneficial teaching tools. Masha Allah, but here is the file for the rugs: prayer-rugs file

This lapbook was so much fun for my daughter. She loves walking around showing her siblings and her father or even anyone who comes to visit. She is so proud of herself for putting it all together on her own. Having 4 other siblings can prove some difficulty in finding time alone with one parent so this really helped her feel special and she learned on top of it. Alhamdulilah!

Can’t wait to start our next lapbook insha Allah!

 

UPDATE ♥

GO AND TAKE A LOOK AT About My Religion’s Blog SHE DID A NICE WHUDU LAPBOOK. VERY COLORFUL, SIMPLE YET TO THE POINT IN TEACHING YOUNG CHILDREN ABOUT WUDHU.

 

 

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