Monday, April 19, 2010

Food Theme: Guest Post

Assalamu aliakum,

Alhamduillah, Umm Maimoonah has a treat for us once again! She documented her daughter's learning the fruits in Arabic from this post. Jazakillahu Khayr sis Umm Maimoonah for agreeing to once again share Maimoonah's learning adventure.

Enjoy insha'Allah!

Alhamdulillaah for Food!
by guest blogger: Umm Maimoonah

Alhamdulillaah, we had great fun doing this theme Masha Allaah, and sis Umm Nu’man invited me to share our experience once again. So here we go…

We began by reading the book “Eating and Drinking” by Daarul Kitaab.

I explained to her that we need food to get strong so that we can worship Allaah and I reminded her that Allaah has created us only to worship Him alone. This book has the etiquettes of eating and drinking and masha'Allaah, she already knew the duas and was familiar with the contents of the book as we read this very often.

Then we read a little more about food in the encyclopedia and learnt that food consists of nutrients. We wrote the 6 kinds of nutrients on our white board so that we remember throughout the lesson Insha'Allaah. She learnt this so soon Masha'Allaah!

Then we made the Qaamoos and she started colouring the pictures and pasted and made the Colour and Learn Book.

And this is how the books look Masha'Allaah. We read and she learnt all the Arabic terms too.
Now it was time to have fun with real food! I taught her how to lay the table and here she goes…

  The next day she did this on her own Masha'Allaah!

Then she started matching the real food ! While doing this I mentioned the nutrients found in each food item. And now whenever she eats she asks what do you get in this food?

After matching she wanted to go shopping to buy food and she did her pretend play by putting the fruits and vegetables into a bag at the supermarket! Lol!

She liked matching real food and was not interested in the matching activity so I thought of something else and made a small environmental studies book and we began with the theme “Food”. This way, I thought each theme we will do something so that she can refer back altogether at the same time and this will be a good revision Insha'Allaah. This is what I did!
I took a botany exercise book and pasted the matching activity materials on to the book . We divided the food items according to the nutrients and pasted theme on each page. I introduced sight words to her and she tries to read Masha'Allaah, so I included matching activities too. When she learns the words she can match them with the pictures Insha'Allaah. Then we read the book. As we read she started running to the table to bring real food to match with the pictures again.. She loves this book and keeps reading it all the time Masha'Allaah. This is how it looks and you can see her in action!

Finally, we thought we would do something yummy! We made a chocolate biscuit pudding! For those of you who want to try it out here is the recipe Insha'Allaah!

Icing sugar 500g

cocoa powder 60-70 g

Butter (the regular size anchor butter, not the small one)

4 eggs

4-5 packets of marie biscuits

Cashew nuts

Milk (to soak biscuits)

Vanilla to taste.

Beat the egg whites separately until fluffy. Set aside.

Beat the butter, egg yolks, cocoa powder and icing sugar in another bowl (add sugar little by little).

Fold it with the beaten egg whites.

Add vanilla and mix.

Arrange the milk soaked biscuits and then a layer of pudding, biscuits again and then pudding, make as many layers as you like. Chop the cashew nuts very finely and you can put it in every layer with pudding, or just on the top for decoration and you can also add chocolate syrup.

That’s it! Enjoy! I'd love to read your comments... :)
Alhamdulillaah, once again we had a joyful learning session throughout the week and may Allaah reward sis Umm Nu’man for all her hard work. Hope you enjoyed this long post (smile) !

Until next time Assalaamu Alaikum!

Umm Maimoonah


  1. Salam Um Maimoonah,
    Msa lovely theme, looks like Maimoonah had a lot of fun msa.
    The chocolate pudding looks yummy! Can't wait to try it.
    Thanks for sharing and Jak um numan for posting :))

  2. Alaikum salaam Sara,

    Yes Masha Allaah we did have a wonderful learning experience. Am glad you liked the pudding, try it out fast Insha Allaah!

    Jazzakillaah for the comment.


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