Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Tot Book: In the Kitchen

Assalamu alaikum,

Here is the tot book for things we find and do in the kitchen:

This is the front with the cards for the book

The middle and left page/flap

The left flap: A refrigerator. The door opens and inside...

A little accordion book unfolds to show things that are found in the fridge.

The middle page activities: "What is in the cabinet" and "What is in the oven?"

There are word cards and matching picture cards. I put the picture in the cabinet first and then I closed the cabinet door. I placed the word card in the box and pointed to (i.e. ran my finger under the word from right to left) the word as I read it.

I then invited the child to open the cabinet to see the picture that matched the word. This was to begin a foundation for reading words insha'Allah.

The oven door opens and I hide a card showing a type of food that is cooked in the oven (no words). The child is invited to open the oven door and we say the name of the picture we find inside. Hmm..we can also talk about why these foods were not in the cabinet...

These cards are in the right hand flap in a pocket. They show things we do in the kitchen with simple sentences describing the actions shown on the cards.

Here is the poster that accompanies the tot book and the file folder game for this unit study.

This poster hangs next to the play stove and shows some of the items that are in the play kitchen/stove (the items are all real, child sized items - not toys).

A close-up of part of the poster

I did not post any of the files for this tot book or the file folder game because I do not know if I will have time to type the transliteration (my apologies).  I guess this is more of a sharing an idea kind of post (maybe not..hehe)...

Alhamdulillah, here is the Arabic version (English coming soon insha'Allah *smile*) of the tot book:

Enjoy insha'Allah!


  1. As Salaamu Alaykum, Super idea, Wonderful activities. Hope you can find time to share the files,insha Allah. Jazakallahu Khair for sharing yet again.

  2. Waalaikum assalam wa rahmatullah,

    Wa iyaki. Subhana'Allah! I was thinking of you today! I was going to email you!...you have great timing masha'Allah!...lol.

    Check your email in a bit insha'Allah *smile*.

    Jazakillahu Khayr

  3. As salaamu alaykum,

    WOW!!!! This is one of the cutest file folder games I have ever seen!!!!!!

  4. Assalaamu Alaikum ukhti,

    Masha Allaah very beautiful! Well I suppose you can share the files as it is, we can find the transliterations Insha Allaah to make things easy for you and to benefit our kids at the same time : )

  5. Waalaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

    Jazakum Allahu Khayran dear sisters *smile* walhmadulillah.

    Do you want me to just put them in English (without transliteration)? Or put them blank without words?

  6. assalamu alaikum,

    MashaAllah, wonderful set of activities : )
    My kids will love them inshaAllah.

    Can you share the files without the transliterations (they are in Arabic right? )
    We can get help from a friend if we need inshaAllah.

    JazakhAllahu khayran sister,
    assalamu alaikum

  7. Assalaamu Alaikum sis,

    You can put the files in English and Arabic without transliteration and all the kitchen pics too sis, looks so cute masha Allaah!

  8. Waalaikum assalam wa rahmatullah,

    Tayyib, I'll upload the files tomorrow or Friday insha'Allah. Umm Sara, yes, they are in Arabic and I really hope your children enjoy them *smile*.

    Umm Maimoonah, yes insha'Allah, I can do that (i.e. put the English and Arabic files insha'Allah)*smile* but the stove...hmmm...let me think about that insha'Allah....lol. You're very kind b/c my stove...well...let's just keep it at you're kind...lol...((Hugs)).

  9. As salaamu alaykum Ukhti,

    mashaa'Allaah what a wonderful idea. I love you sisters soo much, you really inspire me.
    (((Big fat hugs n loves)))

    Amani (Umm Abdullah)

  10. Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah,

    Ya ukht Umm Abdullah,jazakillahu khayr! ((Hug)) and I like your blog masha'Allah! I'm definately adding it to my blog list insha'Allah!

  11. JazakAllah khair ikhti! This is wonderful! I was wondering if I missed the file for th poster? I noticed that you mentioned not posting some files, but I think I found everything except the poster. JazakAllah khair for your work, mashAllah 3leky!

  12. Wa ikayki dear sis Tania. My apologies for the time it took to respond. The file for the poster? Ehh! Did I forget to include that????..lol..tayyib let me look and if I forgot it then insha'Allaah, I'll come back and update this post. Jazakillaahu khayr ya ukhti!


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