Monday, November 16, 2009

Exploring Texture: 'Where Is My Prayer Rug?' Book

Assalamu alaikum,

This activity is designed to help infants 6-9 months old expand their sense of touch insha'Allah. They will also have an opportunity to work on their motor skills insha'Allah, as they touch the different textures with their fingers. The infant also works on hand-eye coordination as he/she directs his/her hand to the square containing the texture patch. The activity also provides an opportunity to begin introducing vocabulary words that identify textures, (i.e. smooth, rough, etc.) insha'Allah. This book was given to a one year old and they seemed to enjoy it too alhamdulillah.

The little book is called: Where Is My Prayer Rug? and the middle of each prayer rug has a patch of material that is a different texture.

The Front Cover

All pages

Scratchy/Rough page close-up

Shiny page close-up

To make the book you will need:

- Where Is My Prayer Rug Book: Book with the word Sratchy or Book with the word Rough
- glue stick and liquid glue
- scissors and an Xacto knife
- 6 4x6 flashcards or cardstock cut to fit
- various materials that are different textures and safe to be touched by infants

Materials with different textures (aluminum foil, sandpaper, velvet, towel, and photoalbum page with plastic)

Simply cut out the book pages, then, using the Xacto knife, cut the center of each prayer rug out insha'Allah. With a pencil, make a light mark on the index card to show where the center of the prayer rug will be when you glue the page to the index card insha'Allah. Cut the textured material into a square that will be large enough to fill the space of the cut out square of the prayer rug insha'Allah. Glue it onto the index card. Line up the book page with the texture square and glue the book page onto the index card. Allow to dry insha'Allah. Once all pages have dried, staple the pages together to make the book insha'Allah.

Enjoy insha'Allah!


  1. assalyamu alaikum dear sister. I know English bad. I found your blog a month ago. I read your blog and I love it! I want to blog about home schooling, insha Allah I want to take the materials you have, if you do not mind. barakAllahu fiki. Marina ummu Amal

    1. Waalaikum assalam wa rahmatullaahi wa barakatuh,

      Jazakillaahu khayr dear sis for your kind words. Can you please explain what you mean by take the materials I have? I am sorry but this is not clear. Jazakillaahu khayr.

  2. I'm sorry, I'll teach English In Shaa Allah)) I want to post your article translated into Russian on my blog and add a link to your blog.

    1. Assalamu aliakum
      There is no need to apologize, and jazakillaahu khayr for clarifying. Sis, I do not have a problem with you translating a few articles from the blog if you indicate that the text is a translation, and the link back is appreciated. Barak Allaahu feki! May Allaah accept your efforts and work!

  3. Waalaikum assalam wa rahmatullaahi wa barakatuh, dear sister! I'm happy! )))))
    wa jazakiLlaahu khayr

  4. Waalaikum assalam wa rahmatullaahi wa barakatuh
    ua jazakillaahu khayr, dear sister!


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