Initially I just wanted to make a Pizza. However there is just such a variety of fruits and vegetable that starts with letter P that I had to use them, at least some of them. Take a peek at the list of fruits that begin with letter P here.
These were our letter P fruits.
We started of by examining each fruit. We discussed the colour and shape, feel of the skin and of course the smell. I then cut the fruits (except the pineapple) to show DS2 the inside of each one.
The touch and feel activity using papaya seeds are really fun if your child does not mind a little mess. My son is not on of those, so he touched the seeds for a bit and that was it. I was having more fun! The seeds are slippery and mushy when you hold.
Since we had done some seed planting, I wanted to take the opportunity for us to examine the seed of each fruit as well.
We talked about the size of each seed. DS2 arranged them from big to small. We also discussed about how all of these fruits grew from seeds with the will of Allah. And then came the question about the pineapple. Where are the pineapple seeds? To be honest I had no clue. I then removed the skin of the pineapple so that DS2 could at least see the pineapple eyes.
To incorporate all the different fruits, we made fruit kabob.
The one letter P fruit that I just could not find was pomegranate. I wanted my son to know that this fruit is mentioned in the Qur’an. Insha-Allah I might make and activity just for Ar-Rum.