Friday, April 2, 2010

Arabic/English Transportation Theme Activities & Games

Assalamu alaikum,

*Post updated*

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.

*Added Alhamdulillah*
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).

More to come insha'Allah but for now....Enjoy insha'Allah!


  1. Assalaamu Alaikum dear Ukhti,

    Wow! Alhamdulillaah that was great, can't wait to print out and start Masha Allaah.

    I have small problem sis, since am not so well versed in Arabic, I need the haraqaat to pronounce the words properly. Some I know but new words I do not know. If Haraqaat is a problem if possible please write me the Arabic terms in English, that would do Insha Allaah.

    Sorry for more and more trouble!

    I hope all the others will benefit from these too Insha Allaah.

    Barakallaah Feeki

    Umm Maimoonah

  2. Waalaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

    Alhamdulillah that I am on the right track (smile). I have a few more files/activities to add to this theme insha'Allah.

    And for the pronunciation chart..eek! I thought about it last night and insha'Allah, I will add it this evening.

    Jazakillahu Khayr dear sis

  3. As salaam alaikum,

    May Allah reward for you helping the Muslim ummah.

  4. Waalaikum assalam wa rahmatullah

    Jazakillahu khayr dear sis Umm Tafari for the very kind dua/comment (and ameen to the dua *smile*).

  5. Assalaamu Alaikum Ya Ukhti,

    Jazzakillaah Khayr, Masha Allaah all ok now and we will be getting started right away Insha Allaah.

    May Allaah reward you with all the good in this world and the Aakhirah and bless you and your family. Aameen

    Umm Maimoonah

  6. Assalamu'laikum,

    Sis..I really love your work..
    I've used many of your works with my son..he loved it too..
    masya Allah..May you always be in Allah's grace and love for the things you do..

  7. Waalaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

    Dear sis Umm Maimoonah, wa iyaki and alhamdulillah thuma alhamdulillah that all is okay now.

    Jazakillahu Khayr for your dua dear sis and ameen - it is sincerely needed and appreciated ((Hug)).

  8. Waalaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

    Dear sis Fateema, jazakillahu khayr for your comment. It has caused me to cry walhamdulillah. What slave does not wish to be covered by Allah's Mercy and to be a slave that He loves? Ya ukhti...ameen to this dua and may Allah shower you with His Mercy and raise your level in jannah..ameen.

    Jazakillahu Khayr dear sis...jazakillahu khayr...

  9. Assalamu'laikum warahmatullah,

    Thank you for your dua sis..
    I don't know why but I was so touched by your work..I can feel the passion and the effort put in every single work you've done..alhamdulillah..

    Ya ukhti..
    It so happen that my two year old son loves puzzles so much. Other than that, care to give any idea what else I can offer him at this moment?

    Thank you for sharing..

  10. Waalaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

    Dear sis Fateema, I saw your comment the other day and I meant to respond but got side tracked. Please accept my apology.

    Alhamdulillah, I enjoy what I do very much and it makes me very happy to be able to give what ever little I can insha'Allah.

    For your son, yes masha'Allah there are many many activities to offer him. Please allow me until the weekend and I will post some activities that you can offer him insha'Allah.

    Jazakillahu Khayr

  11. Assalamu Alaikum dear sister,

    MashaAllah this is exactly the type of thing I'm looking for!! I'm printing it right now Alhumdulillah. May Allah reward you immensely, and give you the best in this life and the next! Ameen :) :)

    <3 Eva

  12. Waalaikum assalam wa rahmatullah,

    Alhamdulillah! And jazakillahu khayr for the dua (hug). Take care dear sis.

  13. Assalamu'laikum,

    yaa umm An Nu'man,,,,I really realy love your work..

    masya Allah..Jazakillaahu khairan...
    May you always be in Allah's grace and love for the things you do.. BarakAlloohuu fiyki

    uhibbuki fillah


  14. Waalaikum assalam wa rahmatullaah

    Ya ukht Umm Fawwaz! Wa feki barak Allaah and what a nice surprise. It is very nice to hear from you *smile*. Barak Allaahu feki ya ukht al-karima for your kind words. Alhamdulillaah, all of the good is from Allaah Alone.

    I hope that you are doing very well. I have not been to the Garden for a while but insha'Allaah, will visit soon.

    Wa iyaki and may He for whom you have loved me, love you.

    Jazakillaahu khayr

  15. Assalamu'laikum,

    yaa umm An Nu'man,,,,I really admire your wokr MASHAALLAH
    i just want to ask that is it oky teach our toddlers 2 language at same time like english n arabic will they not get confuse

    Jazakillaahu khairan...

    1. Waalaikum assalam wa rahmatullaah

      Jazakillaahu khayr for your comment.

      Sis, researchers believe that children/toddlers can learn several languages simultaneously without any difficulty....waallaahu a'lam.


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