Tuesday, September 21, 2010

File Folder Game: In the Kitchen

Assalamu alaikum,

Toddlers have this interest in housework that is focused, intent and adorable masha'Allah. A bit after Eid, I noticed this interest becoming very strong and so I made a stove using a large sturdy cardboard box (I'm not showing that so you won't laugh too hard...lol) to compliment this interest.

There is a principle in Montessori education called "Follow the child". I like this because the way the child takes to the activities you present is a joy to see. Because the activity presented is flowing off of a child-initiated interest, there is little need to try to entice the child to the activity - they come to it willingly and with joy subhana'Allah.

To compliment and extend this suddenly strong interest in housework, I put together a tot book, file folder game and poster to be used with the stove and other practical life materials we use alhamdulillah.

Here is the file folder game:

This game incorporates language (the sentences), counting and recognizing the symbols that represent quantity.

Insha'Allah, I'll post the tot book later today and the remaining activities. Check back....

Alhamdulillah, here is the file for this game:

(in the PDF file, the cups - if I remember correctly - appear to have lines around them but do not worry those lines do not appear when you print the file alhamdulillah)

Enjoy insha'Allah!


  1. Assalaamu Alaikum ukti!

    Masha Allaah very nice, but I really need to see the stove, can you please take a pic and put it on Insha Allaah!, I promise I will not laugh!! : )

  2. Waalaikum assalam wa rahmatullah,

    You are joking right???...lol....maybe I'll just email you the picture and this way you can laugh but I don't think I'll put that picture here on the blog...lol....

  3. Am not joking : ). Ok at least mail me Insha Allaah! Awaiting your stove ! smiles

  4. As salaamu alaykum,

    I'd really love to see the stove too Ukhti...

  5. Assalamu alaikum,

    I can't stop making Dua for you for putting in all the efforts and allowing us to download the material and use them. I cant stop admiring your innovative ideas...Masha Allah! Jazakillahu khair!

  6. I also Love your blog, jazakumullah khairan,
    Sister can you tell me any arabic preposition activity?


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