Lesson plan – Archaeologists for the day

Asalamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu
History is one of those subjects you can really get creative with. So, last night I stayed up and set up a little excavation for us all to dig into the next day. I have to say I was just as excited as the kids.

What you will need:
A pot/container filled with compost
String
Wooden skewers/toothpicks
Paper-cut into flag shapes
Sellotape/glue

Black marker
Paintbrushes
Clear ziplock bags
Gloves

A choice of artefacts -toys/lego/cutlery are all good options
Printable artefact sheets -scroll below to download
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Building Dens

Asalamualaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu ladies

As our first official week of homeschool draws to an end we finished our last day of school in a more relaxed fashion. I try not to teach anything too heavy. Instead, we try and do more reading and allow the kids to choose how they would like to spend the afternoon, usually, they choose baking or some type of craft activity. I find that this helps us to transition into the weekend gently and sets the tone for a nice relaxing weekend.

When the kids woke up this morning they went into the garden straight away, my daughter calls this her morning run session! We usually start school at around 8.30 but the kids seemed so to be having so much fun I let them play longer. Read More


Car Wash Fun

Asalamu Alaykum ladies,

My three-year-old son isn’t so much interested in doing “school work” like other families I know have experienced. Usually, the younger child wants to copy his siblings and have his own books etc, but my little one likes two things, and two things only: cars and books. Anything remotely related to ABC he runs off! So I like to think of fun activities I know he will really enjoy, and that we can do together.

What you will need:
2 plastic bowls
Shaving foam/fairy liquid (fairy liquid is less messy but less fun I think!)
2 towels/tissue (1 for the floor, it will get messy)
Water
As many toy cars as you can get your hands on!

In one bowl I squirted some shaving cream (if using fairy liquid add a few drops to some water to create bubbles), and filled the second bowl with water. I also gave him a towel to “polish” the cars and make them squeaky clean, though I almost knew that wouldn’t happen. He also made a little ramp with an old cardboard box we had lying around.

And that was that! S lined up his cars, the ones he could find anyway and get stuck in! He had so much fun dunking the cars in the shaving foam, spilling water and splashing around!

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The aftermath was a huge mess, wet floor and not so clean cars (most still had shaving foam on them!) but it was worth the enjoyment he had.

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Share any preschool activities you enjoy below!