Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Clothes Theme Activities (Arabic/English) - Part 1

Assalamu alaikum,

Alhamdulillah, here is the next theme: Clothes.

This theme has some math activities included. There are two file folder games:

The child matches the shirt with the Arabic number on it to the shirt with the corresponding number of buttons.

The Second File Folder Game: 

The child matches the shirt with the Arabic number on it to the corresponding hanger with the matching Arabic number on it. There are also black and white shirts for this file folder game as well alhamdulillah.

In this picture, you see that you can use the pieces from the first file folder game in both games insha'Allah!

Next in the theme is a puzzle (I was thinking of sister Fateema's little boy *smile*):

I mounted the full shirt and the pieces on sturdy cardboard for durability. There is also a black and white version of this puzzle in the file alhamdulillah.

Next, is a little cut and paste storybook that has story time pieces to go with it:

(all story time pieces not shown)
When the piece of clothing that a child is holding comes up in the story, he/she lifts his/her stick. These can also be used to invite children to make up stories about the piece of clothing he/she has. In the file you will notice that there are extra pieces of clothing. After your child chooses which clothes he/she wishes to glue into the story you can use the remaining clothing to make the story book pieces insha'Allah.

To get this text on left side, picture on right, you have to glue the opposing pages together (i.e. the back of the cover of the book with the back of the first page and so on). Otherwise, you will have a blank page in between each page which looks strange (smile).

The text is repetitive to help with fluency and word recognition. The only word that changes is the word that matches the piece of clothing on the left page.

The dua' for getting dressed is the last page of the book

**And a really important thing that I forgot! (sis Umm Maimoonah pointed this out...hehe), I didn't include the English words for the pieces of clothing!**

Here's a quick reference for the cut and paste book (until I upload a file for it insha'Allah):

- Qamees - shirt
- Sirwal - pants
- Fustaan - dress
- Jawaarib - Socks
- Hidha' - Shoes
- Mi'taf - Coat/Jacket

Here are the files for this theme:

In part two of this post, I think I will try to do a clothing tot book insha'Allah along with some other activities and different clothing too insha'Allah. Check back insha'Allah!


  1. Salam Sister, any chance you could develop the arabic phonics game further to have the child match the letter with the fatah, damah, kusra etc to the picture i.e. word that starts with that sound? And then another idea is to develop a similiar game for learning the way a letter looks in the beginning, middle and end - for this one you would have a card for each letter then words on a board that use the letter either at the beg, mid and end and the idea is to look at the word and then expand it out by picking what the letters are individually, matching them to the whole form of that letter....what do you think?

  2. Waalaikum assalam,

    Dear jannatmaqbool, I will email you insha'Allah as I am not sure if your comment relates to this post or other posts. Please forgive me for my lack of understanding...this is one of the side effects of not having had enought


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