Monday, March 1, 2010

Whoever Builds A Masjid... Felt Puzzle Activity

Assalamu alaikum,

Allah's Messenger (sallallahu alayhi wa salam) said:
 من بنى مسجدا يبتغي به وجه الله،بنى الله له مثله في الجنة
 {"Whoever builds a Masjid for the sake of Allah, Allah will build for him a house in Paradise"
Agreed upon Hadith}.

Today we did an activity based on this hadith: 'Build a Masjid' Felt Puzzle

The Activity Completed

The puzzle blank

The activity in progress

I've used the same template that I used in the "It will almost always be a madjid" post because I just haven't gotten around to cutting out the other templates from the other masaajids I have.

How we made the puzzle:

1). First, we used a piece of flannel to make the masjid template that the felt puzzle pieces had to be matched to. Each part of the masjid is felt and the door has sandpaper attached to the back so it sticks to the felt (because the yellow part is felt, the sandpaper on the back of the felt green door helps it stick to the yellow part).

2). Then, we cut a piece of poster board to about the size of a children's picture book. So there are only two pages inside of the book - a right page and left page. We then coloured a background picture on the poster board.

3). Next, we took tissue and rubbed it in circles on the background we coloured.That took away the crayon look and gave it a smoother look alhamdulillah.

4). Then we glued the flannel masjid template to the background. 

5). And then we played alhamdulillah!

I think it would be great if I can print a picture of what the puzzle looks like correctly completed that way this will serve as the "control" and children can check their work against the picture insha'Allah. Also, you can glue the hadith about building a masjid for the sake of Allah to the other page of the book if you'd like or on the cover of the book (not pictured). This is the file we used (in Arabic and English):

Enjoy insha'Allah!

1 comment:

  1. This is awesome - especially for my 3 year old we made one like our local masjid too :P


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