Continent Climate Lesson Idea

Asalamu alaykum ladies. We did this lesson more than a year ago or so, but I thought I’d share the idea because it was one of those spontaneous unplanned lessons that turned out to be really beneficial, alhamdulillah (I love it when that happens!) We were doing a unit study on Africa at the time, […]

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Family Challenge: Crack the Ramadan Code!

Asalamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu I hope everyone is doing well and getting excited for Ramadan which is less than a week away!   Today, I’d like to share another Ramadan activity that can be done by the whole family.  Like our Gratitude board, this ones not just for the kids.  Kids, parents, grandparents and […]

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Family Ramadan Craft: Have an Attitude of Gratitude

Asalamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu Ramadan is mere days away, and as it draws closer our excitement increases.  Most Ramadan crafts and activities tend to be for children but this one is for everyone.  We have done our gratitude board before, and now everyone is looking forward to using it again, Allahuma barik. The […]

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Lesson plan: Our Ramadan guest house

Asalamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu ladies,  Ramadan is just days away from us and I wanted my kiddos to be excited!  Our beautiful guest only comes once a year, so it’s important we prepare for its arrival. The Salaf us Salih used to prepare way in advance and we are guilty of not having […]

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Lesson Plan – Sensory Surprise Eggs

Asalamualaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu ladies It was the night before our school week and an idea popped into my mind that encompassed everything my 4-year-old loves; cars, water, and lots and lots of mess! I decided to incorporate a little learning game too as a hands-on way to teach my son about colours.

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Lesson plan – Erupting volcanoes and moving glaciers project

Asalamualaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu ladies, I hope you are all in the best of health and peaks of emaan, ameen. In the last few weeks of our earth science studies we have covered volcanoes, earthquakes, and mountains, and glaciers today; we still have caves and rivers to go. All of this will be leading […]

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Lesson plan – Carving Gingerbread Hieroglyphs

Asalamualaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu ladies We are currently studying the Ancient Egyptians in History and like many, my kids found the concept of hieroglyphics so interesting! So, I decided to do a little project…but not the usual making a scroll and painting. Instead, we decided to make our stone tablets from gingerbread and ‘carve’ […]

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Ready, set, go!

Asalamualaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu ladies, I decided to make my son something I knew he would admire forever…his very own racetrack! In the past, we’ve bought plastic tracks for trains and cars which are great but the problem is as soon as you lose a piece its game over. Also, the novelty seems to […]

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Oobleck Slime

Asalamualaykum ladies, Arts and crafts for my kids are a great way to transition into the weekend. We take our time, have snacks and just enjoy each other’s company after a long busy week of school. So, today I thought that I would surprise my kids with making some oobleck slime. Yes, in mama’s dictionary […]

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Lesson plan – Colouring Cupcakes

Asalamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu ladies, the kids and I were excited to be finishing our current read aloud this week, “The Wind in the Willows” which had taken us several weeks. To mark the occasion, we decided to do some baking, and it occurred to me this might be a good way to […]

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Lesson plan – The Great Wall of China project

Asalamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu Last week me and the kids were learning about China. As part of our curriculum, Expedition Earth, one of the suggested crafts was to build a model of The Great Wall of China. But I wasn’t able to find the same materials that Erica originally suggests in her post, […]

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Our Morning Board

Asalamu alaykum ladies, For the last month or so I have been busy preparing, planning, scheduling and organising our coming school year. But Alhamdulillah, we’re almost there. As a way to get our mornings off to a good start and set a positive tone to the day I made a morning board that the younger […]

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Juz Amma sticker tree board

Asalamualaykum mamas, I made our juz Amma tree a while back for one of my kiddos. Alhamdulillah it’s been a while, and since then one of my kids had finished Juz Amma, Allahuma barik, and the others have also begun their memorisation. So today I updated our board by adding a Juz tabarak tree to […]

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Craft idea – Cardboard Car Park

Asalamualaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu mamas Today I wanted to share an activity me and S did together, made from everyone’s best friend, cardboard! One of the hardest things I’ve found whilst homeschooling is how to keep the little ones busy when doing more focused subjects, especially Quraan memorisation with the elder kiddos. With other […]

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Craft idea – Rock Painting

Asalamualaykum mamas, How are you all? Today my youngest and I sat down and did a simple activity together based on one of his biggest passions….. ROCKS. Whenever we go for walks or take a trip to the park S is the first to gather some rocks for his ever-growing collection.

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Slime time!

Asalamualaykum mamas, I hope you’re having a lovely relaxed weekend. I’m sure I’m not the only mum who has been pestered by her kids to make the dreaded slime that keeps popping up on YouTube! My kids love the slime but more so they enjoy the process of making it. This is our third time […]

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Lesson plan – Sensory jellyfish activity

Asalamualaykum ladies, I saw this cute little activity on the WhatsUpMoms and after a busy day of quite a lot of formal homeschooling, I decided that the kids needed to do something fun! My kiddos are avid nature and animal lovers, especially my youngest who is obsessed with sea life. So, I thought, why don’t […]

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