Salaat Keeper

This is a continuance of our salaat lesson.

I have been going over the different parts of salaat for my 5 yr old as she has shown much curiousity.

I have not had much time to make lapbooks with the kids since the new baby masha Allah. I chose to go ahead and make a salat keeper instead.

A Salaat keeper is simply a file folder that holds all the materials for the lesson.

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The front of the salaat keeper is decorated with paint. I am not sure if you are able to see in the picture,but the ends have twine string to make it look like the ends of a prayer rug.

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The end of the file folder side to show you the twine that imitates the end of a prayer rug.

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This is the salat spinner, which I absolutely love! We got this from A Muslim Child is Born Blog  My 5yr old colored it in and I glued it to a piece of cardboard. She sits in the corner with it practicing…so cute masha Allah.

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I was showing my 5 yr where to face and used this little book from Talibiddeenjr Blog

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The five daily salaat book ,illlustrates the position of the sun for each prayer. This is the cover.

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Here is the inside of the book. We have not put ours together yet ( I was too excited to get it posted) *smile*

Here is the file for the book  salaat names2

Here is also a variation of another book same subject salaat names

I made that book before the other.

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Salaat position cards for quick reference.

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One card up close

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The back of the card. The idea was to teach my child the positions as well as writing practice.

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Card up close

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One more up close

 Here is the file for this part of our lesson salaat positions 

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 Here is the salaat tracker journal to keep track of making the salaat each day. Masha Allah what a nice find. Here is where I got it Umm An-Nu’man Freebies  “The salaat word& definition activity ebook”

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Muslims Making Salaat coloring booklet

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Muslim Family making salaat

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Muslimah’s making the salaat

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Salaatul Jumuah, These are the pages in the book

Here is the coloring book Muslims Making salaat coloring booklet

 

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Here is the salaat copywork We got this from Islamic Copywork Blog This was so cute. My little one thought it was such a priviledge to be able to draw a prayer rug at the end.

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Rakaat count cards. We got these from Talibiddeenjr Blog

We printed them out on cardstock for durability and to help my little one count the number of rakaat for each salaat.

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Rakaat count close up

tasbeeh

Here is the last we have put into the salaat keeper. My child has often mimicked us in making dhikr after salaat. I thought to make up a little booklet to teach her. Here is the cover of the booklet.

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illustration and explanation of how to make tasbeeh.

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An illustration of making tasbeeh.

Here is the file for the booklet Making Tasbeeh booklet

If we add more I will be sure to post and add files or resources insha Allah.

 

 

 

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.

ramadan memory black and white2The cards front and back

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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!

 

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.

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