Saturday, 19 March 2011

Sense of Sight!

We are on the topic "Allaah sees everything" in our Pre School Curriculum and here are few of the "Sense of Sight" Activities we did throughout the week and more...

Name the objects on the table!

I blindfolded Maimoonah and placed some things on her desk. Asked her if she could see anything. She said everything was dark. I explained to her that if you do not have the sense of sight you are called blind and some people are blind. But Allaah gives them the ability to touch and feel and understand what is around them just like you are doing here. She understood and I reminded her a dua that we ask very often not to take away our sight and hearing.." We also spoke about how powerful Allaah is that He sees every little thing all at the same time and what a blessing that He has bestowed upon us so that we can see His wonderful creations.

She touched each thing and named them correctly!

What is in the bag?

I filled a bag with many things around the house and blindfolded Maimoonah and asked her to take each item and to tell me what it was. Interestngly she named all the items correctly. I was not sure if she was able to see, so I checked her out by asking what is Ummi doing and she said I was sitting in front of her while I was actually doing something completely funny lol! She really enjoyed this and asked me to play this again! You can keep changing the items and play this game. They learn a lot masha Allaah!

Milky Rainbow

I got this from here . There are many more activities listed there Insha Allaah!. Gave her a container with little milk. I did not have any food colouring so I used a little bit of water colours (my picture is not very clear). Gave a small cup with soap liquid. Asked her to dip the soap liquid with a toothpick and then dip it into the milk. It becomes like a rainbow. You can keep doing it again. Maimoonah enjoyed it. I wish I had different colours of food coulring Qadarallaah Masha Allaah!

Walking - Blindfolded!

Blindfolded her and asked her to walk to a destination.

I Spy Bottle!

This wonderful Idea I got it from countingcoconuts. Masha Allaah Maimoonah had fun. Its so easy to do. I just took a bottle with a tight lid. Picked some little things like crayon, shell, blocks etc etc and put them into the bottle and filled the bottle with rice grains. Then tightened the lid (make sure that they cannot open) and shook the bottle so that only rice could be visible. Then gave it to her and asked her to name all the things she could find inside that bottle. This was fun. She was shaking and shaking to find the stuff. I took a piece of paper and wrote down each item she told so that she does not repeat the same item. You can keep changing the things to make it interesting Insha Allaah!

A visit to the Optician

We had to go to the optician to collect my husband's glasses. So we took Maimoonah and showed her many glasses and asked her to try out some sun glasses. I asked her what colour is it when you wear those glasses. She was like green colour, brown colour and black colour and so on. She was feeling very shy to try out the glasses.

We could not get inside the eye testing room but just gave her a small explanation of it.

What is missing?

We took some Arabic Alphabet flash cards. Kept few on the table asked her to read the letters and then told her to close the eye and I placed her hand on one card and made her take it and put it down. She has to open her eyes tell me what is the letter that is missing. And while she closed her eyes I kept shuffling the cards to different positions. This was a great way of learning and revising the Arabic Alphabets too!

We have some more activities on this topic. Insha Allaah will update when we finish. This week and the following week will be lots of hands on activities Insha Allaah!


makkah_madinah_memories said...

Assalam u alaikum

Sister , I live in Jeddah , saudi a Arabia , I also wanted to purchase these books of learning roots. Please let me know the procedure through Saudi agent . My email I'd is How much cost it was for you? Waiting for ur reply! JazakAllah khair the info sharing with us.


Umm subhana

Umm Suhailah said...


As Salaamu Alaikum

Mashaa'Allaah. Love the fact that it's very much hands on! It seems like that children love to learn hands on-I'm about to go on A Muslim Child is born to see the workbook- even though Im not that far- oh was there a work bork for wk 1? Also how old is Maimoonah and what age did you decide to homeschool her?

Umm Maimoonah said...

Alaikum salaam Umm Subhana

I sent you the email with contact details Insha Allaah!

Alaikum salaam Umm Suhailah

I just left a message on your blog regarding the mini work book lol! Just after I posted that I get mail you have left a comment!

Umm Maimoonah said...

Assalaamu Alaikum Umm Suhailah I forgot to reply to you sorry! Maimoonah is 3 years and 7 months now and I started home schooling her formally exactly one year ago when she was 2 years and 7 months. Before that I used to read to her a lot and we used to see powerpoint presentations and flash cards and lot of talking. She learnt a lot. By nine months she knew where is Allaah as she used to point up when she was asked that question at that time. So talking and reading was what I did. But also I was not in an environment to start homeschooling formally when she was younger Allaah knows best!

Umm Suhailah said...


Wa Alaikum Salaam

N/p. Baraka'Allaahu'Feekum. Yup I just read that you started when she was 2yr and 7mos in your introduction. Al-Hamdu lillaah I am going through your blog when I have free time. Is there any link that you can give me for week 3 of your curriculum. I would like to read what you guys did. Also do you let Maimoonah watch any programs? If so what kind? How many days out of the week do you homeschool normally? Sorry if you answered these question before ...I'm still reading :) (as much as I can because today is a homeschool day)

Umm Maimoonah said...

Here is the link for Week 3 ( You can find all the weeks under the Label "Themes" on the right hand side of the blog Insha Allaah)

Programs you mean TV? If so no I do not have TV at home and we never had. We do not watch TV masha Allaah! Maimoonah too have not watched. We have shown a TV and we have a screen in the house which comes with the apartment but we use that for the computer to see powerpoints. I have shown her one under the sea documentary. She does her online learning at starfall and fisher price and thats it. I do not intend to show her a TV and strictly NO cartoon ! Smile!! May be documentaries in years to come if it is appropriate and needed Insha Allaah! Any way masha Allaah she is not interested and gets very uncomfortable with music Alhamdulillaah and May she remain like this Aameen!

UmmSara said...

MashaAllah, lots of fun activities which reminded the activities we did during one of our study weeks.I'm sure Maimoonah had lots of fun just like my two.
SubhanAllah my kids do feel the same when they hear some music and most of the time when we are outside (street, store etc)they close their ears with their hands.

Umm Maimoonah said...

Jazzakillaah Khayr sis Umm Sara. Masha Allaah love your kids and may Allaah make them remain the same till the end and protect them throughout Aameen!

Umm Tafari said...

As salaam alaikum,

I remember doing all these senses activities when you eldest ones were little. It bring backs loads of memories. Now they do it with each other, maashaa Allah.

Umm Maimoonah said...

Alaikum salaam sis Umm Tafari

Masha Allaah that's the beauty of having many kids. May Allaah bless you and your family sis!

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