I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.”
– Chinese proverb
So we’ve been learning the Arabic alphabet for a while now and lately I have been trying to think of different ways to make our lessons more engaging and fun. I remembered an oldie but goody that I have done with my older children when they were younger. Basically all you do is outline the letters in glue and have the kids place small items over the glue. We usually use beans, but this time I decided to grab different items I found in our craft box. We used beads, shells, yarn, and construction paper.
This is a super simple project. First collect your supplies. You’ll need glue, a marker or pen, small items to glue to the letters and paper plates or other heavy paper. Then write the letters on the paper plates. If your child is able to,let them trace the letter with the glue. If not you can do this step for them. Give them a handful of small items to glue onto their letter and let the creativity begin!
I love the way every child does a different but beautiful design. They all have their own special way of doing things, Alhumdulilah. If you like you could combine this Arabic lesson with math. This is an excellent project for teaching patterns and counting and you could even teach the colors.
We hope you found this post helpful. Let us know if you decide to do this project with your children. Thanks so much for stopping by and please come again:-)