Arabic/English Transportation Theme Activities & Games
These are activities and games that are for a sister who requested some Arabic learning resources for her daughter (in themes: shapes, senese, etc.). The first theme is transportation. The first activity is a file folder game. I did this in black and white for several reasons: I thought children might enjoy colouring the game and I thought it might be easier on your printer (hehe). *I added the file in colour just in case you prefer that.* The game has the English names for the various types of transportation and the game pieces have the Arabic equivalent. Children have to match them insha'Allah. The game pictured is Arabic only (board and pieces) but the file folder game file has: 1). Arabic board/Arabic pieces 2). English board/Arabic pieces 3). English Board/English Pieces. And, I've included game boards that do not have black boxes around them just in case you don't prefer that.
The game without the pieces.
You can cut the pieces out and glue them to the file
folder or print the board on cardstock (as pictured) and just glue the board to the file folder.
The game with many of the pieces put in place.
A close up of the game itself.
This is the board in colour which you can download below insha'Allah.
The second part to this theme is a cut and paste colouring book:
The front cover of the book
The first page of the book. There are 19 pages in the book, including the cover.
(Sister Magda emailed me with a great idea. She added another page to the book: the dua for traveling. Brilliant idea and jazakillahu khayr dear sis Magda!)
The third part of the theme has a worksheet that children can draw a line to match the Arabic name of the mode of transportation to the picture on the right hand side of the page insha'Allah.
And I included two puzzles that show modes of transportation (I did not draw these...clip art...clip art!...hehe...perhaps you've seen these cut little puzzles?)
You can print this on cardstock or even mount it on cardboard, cut it out and invite the child to put it back together insha'Allah. If you want to include control of error to allow the child to self correct, you can put numbers on the backs of the pieces. So the first piece would have the number 1 on the back, the next piece, number two and so on. This way if the child realizes that the puzzle is not put together correctly (or if they want to check) they can turn the pieces over and see if the numbers are in sequential order and if so they know they've done it correctly and if not they can self-correct insha'Allah.
Oh!, I almost forgot. There is also a cut & paste worksheet in the file too (not pictured). Children cut out the Arabic pictures to match the English pictures insha'Allah.
And instead of a pronunciation chart, I put together a dictionary for this theme pack. Here is a sample page insha'Allah: (I'll try to add a picture of the assembled dictionary later in the week insha'Allah - check back insha'Allah!)
Each page has a picture, the Arabic word, how to pronounce it in English and the English word for the picture alhamdulillah. There is also a front and back coved included in the file. Also, the page with 'Bismillah' and an ayah from Quran is page two (2) of the dictionary. Please remember that if/when you discard this page please burn it or completely destroy it as it is an ayah of Quran....jazakum Allahu Khayr.
You can download the dictionary below insha'Allah.
So dear sis, if this is what you had in mind then please email me and let me know and if not please email me and let me know and Umm An-Nu'man will start over insha'Allah (smile). And if this is on the right track but you need a bit more please also let me know insha'Allah. And if I'm waaay off track here well insha'Allah someone else can use these files insha'Allah...(smile).