I’m not sure where the inspiration for this Arabic Alphabet Activity came from. It’s been so long since I started saving up water bottle tops that I just can’t recall. All I know is that I fell in love with the idea of turning the caps into something useful. We ended up making an Arabic Alphabet memory game, similar to this one. It turned out pretty well. I think the boys enjoyed themselves and it was a great way to review the Arabic letters. My daughter gave me a hand with the project, Alhumdulilah (thanks Z!). Here’s how we did it:
I gathered my materials, which didn’t consist of much. A hole punch, construction paper, a marker, scissors,glue and my bottle caps.
The boys glued the yellow circles on the outside of the caps. They used glue sticks and it worked very well. We just had to make sure that they spread the glue all over, especially around the edges.
I wrote the Arabic Alphabet on the orange circles (please excuse the missing alif! Not sure what happened to it) and the boys popped them into the caps. No glue was needed. And that was it!
We played a regular match game, but with a bit of a twist: the blue cap is a bonus!
The only thing I’m going to change up next time is the amount of caps we use in a game, as it started to get a bit confusing. The caps were getting moved all over the place, which made it more difficult for the kids to find a match. I suggest using a smaller amount at a time. Maybe about 6 letters, whichever ones you are focusing on at the time.
So, what do you think about our latest Arabic project? We really do appreciate your feedback, so tell us your thoughts in the comment section below. Thanks for stopping by!
Jamila Alqarnain, Author of “The Muslim Family Guide to Successful Homeschooling”