I was trying to figure out what to do this week insha'Allah and I kept looking at all of these prayer rug graphics I have. I've been wanting to do something with them for some time now. What I had wanted to do was figure out a game that could be stored in a nice little box and could be taken out whenever an activity was needed. Well, nothing there yet but I did do some simple math activities using the prayer rugs alhamdulillah. The first one is a Prayer Rug Pattern Activity:
Using the pieces (small laminated prayer rugs) the kids can figure out what prayer rug they need to complete the pattern insha'Allah. The first one is the easiest and they get progressively more difficult as you go insha'Allah. This can be used for kids ages 4 and up insha'Allah.
The second activity I did was a Prayer Rug Matching Game.
Board Number 1
Board Number 2
Some of the game pieces
In this activity, the kids each have a different game board insha'Allah. All of the cards, which in this case are the different prayer rugs, will be in one stack. The kids take turns picking a card and if the card is on their board they place it over the prayer rug that matches it. If the piece does not match any prayer rug on their board, they return the card to the bottom of the stack. Play continues this way until one player has successfully matched all four prayer rugs on his/her board insha'Allah. Kids 3 and older may enjoy this game insha'Allah. My inspiration for this activity came from a game I saw in my internet travels but I think the original game idea came from Kidsoup.com but I'm not sure.
Everything needed for each activity are in the respective files above insha'Allah. And depending on how it goes, maybe I'll make some more game boards insha'Allah.