Our first book for this program – Brown Bear, Brown Bear by Eric Carle. I chose this book because DS2 is quite familiar and likes this book. My aim for this month is to work on colours and shapes. I hope use this book to introduce colours and colour words in Arabic.
Activity Idea 1: Story sequencing
I got the template for this cards from Making Learning Fun. Besides the usual story sequencing, I changed the rhyme to “Brown bear, brown bear who made you?” We talked about Allah the Creator – He is “Al-Khaliq”.
I attached magnets to the back of these. This allows us to use them on our magnetic board (or a baking pan) and change how we sequence them.
Activity idea 2: Rhyme
Brown bear, brown bear who made? Who made you?
Allah made, Allah made me and you too . . . and so on
(Tune of Where is Thumb Kin nursery rhyme). We do have a Muslim Nursery Rhyme along this line, hence the idea.
Activity idea 3: Arabic colour words
I got these from an Arabic Yahoo Group. There are many Arabic resources on Yemen Link. Unfortunately my browser hasn’t been able to open the files on this website :(. With these we have been playing colour matching and practicing colours in Arabic.
Activity idea 4 : Colour dice game
I pasted different colours onto this oversized dollar store dice. The idea is to roll the dice and point the animal with the matching colour.
Activity idea 4: Matching tail
Got this idea from 1+1+1=1. I still haven’t had a chance to get it bound. Will update.
Insya-Allah I have been reading other concept books that emphasize on colours & shapes and we are doing some crafts as well.