Alhamdulillah for the many uses of foam, fabric, construction paper, clean, used foil, and a range of other crafting materials (even cereal boxes!). This activity is an example of one way foam can be used for a tactile learning experience with the Arabic alphabet insha'Allah. This is a fun (albeit potentially messy) art project that children three years and older may enjoy insha'Allah. Foam Arabic Letters:
Sister Umm Sara did this activity and added some wonderful variations masha'Allah. Have a look!:
If you have:
- empty cereal boxes
- odd and end pieces of fabric
- scrap pieces of foam
- scrap pieces of construction paper
- even egg shells will work
you have what you need for your child to enjoy this project insha'Allah.
Take scrap pieces of whatever material you will use and cut them into medium or large geometric shaped pieces. If you use egg shells, supervise the activity closely so no pieces end up being eaten and present a choking hazard. Once you have all of the pieces cut up or broken (if using egg shells), put them in a paper bowl or plate. Provide the child with a piece of construction paper with an Arabic alphabet outline already drawn on it insha'Allah. Give the child some liquid glue (or glue stick if you are using construction paper), and invite the child to glue the pieces into the letter. If you are using egg shells, after the glue dries, invite the child to paint the letter using any colour paint available insha'Allah. If you use foil, you can also invite the child to paint the foil to get a unique effect. This craft can even be done with two piece of plain white paper. You can draw the letter outline on one piece of paper and cut the other piece of paper into different shapes. Invite the child to glue the pieces on and then either colour or paint the glue pieces of paper once they have dried insha'Allah. For added fun, you can add glitter to the activity as well insha'Allah.
If you've done a similar Arabic alphabet craft activity with your children and you'd like to share, please email me with pictures (no people in the pictures please) and insha'Allah, I may add them to this post. *Please include the link to your blog (if you have one insha'Allah) if you have the crafted posted there insha'Allah.*
Update: Sis Zaza over at Easel & Ink is up to it again masha'Allah! She's made Arabic Alphabet colouring pages (and there's a book cover too!)
Here is the letter Baa (just right for our letter Baa above *smile*):
These are in the Homeschooling section of the forum alhamdulillah.