I decided to make Arabic alphabet paper bag blocks with my 3 boys and it went over very well, Alhumdulilah. I found the instructions for this activity on pinterest. Don’t you just love pinterest? I call it the teacher’s wonderland. The ideas are just endless! Thanks for the great idea Activity Mom!
The boys actually had a lot of fun doing this one. I’m always amazed at how the simplest projects render such great results. They especially liked being able to ball up paper and throw it all over the place, which is not something that we’re usually doing around here. They were supposed to be stuffing the paper into the bags but were getting a bit side tracked. I let them have their fun before redirecting their attention.
What you’ll need for this project:
- small paper bags
- a black marker
- clear tape
- news paper
So basically we used small paper bags, the ones usually used for lunch. You can get a pack of about 30 from the 99 cents store. I wrote the Arabic alphabets on the bottom of the bags, while the boys ripped and balled up the newspaper. I only did the first 7 for a review lesson, but you could do more or less, depending on which letters your students are learning.
They stuffed the paper into the bags and then taped the back of the bag down to form a “block”. I was surprised that we were able to stack them on top of each other. I wasn’t sure if it was going to work because of the shape of our blocks. But as you can see it worked out quite nicely.
I had the boys put the blocks in order. Then they played with them, making pyramids and tossing them around like balls. They said their favorite part was when they got to stack up the blocks.
I was able to integrate a little math too. My son is learning division so I showed him that 7 divided by 3 equals 2 with a remainder of one. My 3 boys each got 2 paper bags a piece, and I got the extra one, the remainder. So that was kinda cool, to be able to add that math in there.
My daughter decided to do this same Arabic alphabet activity with her Islamic class and she said her kids enjoyed the project as well. So yeah, like I said, this is a very simple activity, not much to it, but yet a lot of fun. All in all I’d say this project is a winner!
What super simple, but fun projects have you done lately? Tell us all about it in the comment section bellow.
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