Saturday, September 22, 2012

The 5 Senses Theme Pack (Pre-School/Kindergarten)

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

After students learn about themselves and the body that Allaah has created for them, they can go on to explore the five senses insha'Allaah.


This topic is also found in abundance on the Internet so the purpose of this small pack is to teach students that our 5 senses are a Mercy from Allaah and with them we learn about His Creation and the various ayaat in it.


{...قُلْ هُوَ الَّذِي أَنشَأَكُمْ وَجَعَلَ لَكُمُ السَّمْعَ وَالْأَبْصَارَ وَالْأَفْئِدَةَ }


Say it is He Who has created you, and endowed you with hearing (ears) and seeing (eyes), and hearts.
 سورة الملك  (Al-Mulk): 23

The goal of this packet is also to impress upon children the need to be grateful and thankful to Allaah for giving us 5 senses.

{فَاذْكُرُونِي أَذْكُرْكُمْ وَاشْكُرُوا لِي وَلَا تَكْفُرُونِ}
Therefore remember Me (by praying, glorifying), I will remember you, and be grateful to Me (for My countless Favours on you) and never be ungrateful to Me. 
سورة البقرة (Al-Baqarah): 152

Some of the activities in the pack include:
  • Discovering the 5 senses activity* (this is found on pages 2-6 in the pack). If you have access to an overhead projector you can use these pictures to introduce/teach the sense of seeing to your class. The pictures can be used to prepare students to get ready to use their eyes to search and notice details. For sense of smell page, you may try to have rose water for students to smell as you teach this page. For the sense of hearing, you may wish to find a sound clip of ocean waves that contains no music. An example can be heard here. For the sense of touch, many craft stores sell fake hay (or straw) that you can allow student to pass around to touch.
  • 5 Senses Labeling Activity
  • Identifying which of the 5 senses helps us perceive certain things
  • 5 Senses riddle activity
  • 5 Senses matching exercise
  • Math: Sorting pictures of foods and sounds based on certain attributes (i.e. loud, quiet, sweet, salty, etc.)
  • Math: More than/ Less Than (the game on page 26 is for the math centre. Two students use Snap Cubes® /unifix cubes (pictured below) and the spinner to play. The teacher/parent attaches a paper clip to the spinner using a brad. To play: the first student spins the spinner. Which ever number he/she lands on, he/she puts that number of snap cubes together and places them on the game mat in the column that has the number 1 underneath it. The second player spins and does the same thing but places his/her snap cubes in the column that has the number 2 underneath it. Students look and compare to see who has more and less snap cubes. Students continue to play and they record their results).

Activities with an asterisk (*) beside them (above) are used in centres therefore laminating is highly recommended so that you may use the pages over again insha'Allaah. Also, page 12 is meant to be photocopied and the extra blank cards are for teachers/parents to find pictures of their choice and glue them into the boxes to make new/different cards for students to use with page 12 insha'Allaah.

 

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 Enjoy insha'Allaah!

7 comments:

  1. Masha Allah, I love the way teaching science with Quran.

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  2. Assalam u alaikum sister,
    jazakAllah khairan katheeran for whatever you are sharing with us.

    we have recently started kindergarten , this week science topic was my 5 senses....i got ur post at the right time...alhamdulAllah

    may Allah give u reward aameen.

    m curious whats coming up next? when u ll post it inshallah?

    wassalam
    umm subhana

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    1. Waalaikum assalam wa rahmatullaah

      Wa iyaki dear sis Ummi Subhana. Insha'Allaah, your family benefitted from and enjoyed the 5 senses pack.

      And ameen to your dua and jazakillaahu khayr for making it.

      My apologies for the delay in responding about what was coming next...but The Seasons pack has been posted.

      Barak Allaahu feki

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  3. Assalamo alaikum Ukhti,
    Mashallah..You've done it again. May Allah increase you in Khair. I hope to meet you one day...if not in this life then May Allah enable us to enjoy each others company in Jannah Ameen.Barakallaho feeki.May Allah assist you in continuing this wonderful work. May He accept it from you and reward you abundantly. Ameen

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    1. Waalaikum assalam wa rahmatullaah

      Verily all praise is to Allaah. For your very kind words dear sis Umm Umamah, jazakillaahu khayr and then I will answer only with that which Abu Bakr (radillaahu anhu) said: "O Allaah, don't hold me responsible for that which they say, make me better then that which they think of me. And forgive me for that which they don't know."

      And for your words: "I hope to meet you one day...if not in this life then May Allah enable us to enjoy each others company in Jannah Ameen."
      My dear sister in Islaam, ameen, thumma ameen.

      Jazakillaahu khayr for your kind dua'.

      Barak Allaahu feeki dear sis

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  4. Assalamo alaikum sister,

    I loved your beautiful reply Mashallah. Jazakallah for a very important reminder. Barakallaho feeki. May Allah accept all our duas of khair for each other. Ameen

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