Friday, June 11, 2010

Spring Flower Arabic Colours Matching Game

Assalamu alaikum,

We have seen some stunning flowers lately alhamdulillah. Just beautiful, vibrant colours that Allah has placed in His creation. To compliment what we have been seeing, I made an Arabic colour matching game using painted wooden flowers and popsicle sticks for the stems.

I painted wooden flower pieces different colours. All of the flowers are the same type to allow the child to focus on colour instead of variation in flower designs. Then I took popsicle sticks and wrote the names of the colours in Arabic on one side. On the back of each stick I painted the corresponding colours of the flowers (this is the control of error in the game, more on that further down insha'Allah) - one stick to match each flower.

The flowers in the bottom right hand corner are gold, silver and yellow but due to the lighting you can't tell.

To play, all of the flowers are laid out. The popsicle sticks are then placed on the table with the colour sides facing down. The child will see only the colour word written in Arabic. The child is then invited to match the 'stem' with the correct flower.

For older children, place the sticks word side up. Invite the child to read the colour name (or you can read it for them insha'Allah) and then invite them to find the corresponding flower to match. The child can check their answers by simply turning the stick over to see if the colour on the opposite side of the stick matches the flower they matched it with (Control of Error).  

For younger toddlers, you can simply have them match the coloured sticks to the correct stick and tell them the name of the colour in Arabic.

You can use cut out flowers from magazine or you can make flowers from construction paper to play this game. Your stems can be made from cardboard, construction paper or whatever is handy and will work insha'Allah.

Enjoy insha'Allah!


  1. Oh how creative MashAllah. The kids can also make the flowers and write the words on the sticks too. That way they can learn while making the game too...When I have kids InshAllah, your blog will be a very useful resource:))))))

  2. Masya-Allah. Will be a great activity to accompany Lois Ehlert's Planting a Rainbow.

  3. Jazakillahu khayr sis Rukhpur Mor and sis Alizah.

    I like the idea of the children writing the colour words on the flowers and sticks. Excellent fine motor skill activity. Barak Allahu feki dear sis Rukhpar Mor. And sis Alizah, I'll be sure to check out Planting a Rainbow during our next trip to the library insha'Allah. We've read several of Lois Ehlert's books but I don't recall that we've read Planting a Rainbow. Jazakillahu khayr for the recommendation.

  4. Assalamu Alaikum Love it! I want to do this today inshaAllah :)

  5. Waalaikum assalam,

    I know yours will be just beautiful dear sis Eva. I'm looking forward to seeing it insha'Allah.

  6. Masha Allah i did this one with my daugther she loves it!

  7. Alhamdulillaah! Jazakillaahu khayr.


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