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Template for pattern blocks

Pattern Blocks

Alhamdulillah we received our pattern blocks. This was from Scholar’s Choice.

These are some website that has pattern block templates.

1. Prekinders has templates of various animals.

Jazakillah to Umm Tafari at River City Homeschoolers for the link above.

2. Making Learning Fun has an alphabet template.

Insha-Allah I plan to use pattern blocks as an additional activity for topics that we do. An example of this is the recent pattern block date tree. These foam pattern blocks are also magnetic. As much as there are templates, I want the children to be able to manipulate these blocks and create their own pattern. Being magnetic, it is great for moving around and experimenting on the fridge door.

Making block pattern "Transformers" apparently 🙂

I also found this wonderful masjid pattern block template. These are patterns for some well known masjids around the world. More for older children.

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Posted by on April 26, 2011 in Learning Toys, Pattern Block


Dates Mini Book & Pattern Block

Following our cooking venture with dates, I thought I will do a little book compiling a few hadith/stories on dates. The website AlMiskeenah has got a whole category dedicated to dates. There are some wonderful photographs of dates trees as well as varieties of the fruits. We browsed through this website to look at the pictures and talked about a few of the hadith on dates.

Here are some pictures of our little dates book.

Cover with a hadith about dates

This is the cover with a date related hadith. It is from Umm Abdul Basir’s Creative Corner.

Ayahs in the Qur'an that mentions dates

Hadith on tahneek & date tree

Story of boy who threw stones at a date tree

Story of crying date tree

I thought DS2 was most astonished when he learnt that the first food he ever ate was dates! He also was fascinated by the crying date tree story.

Date tree pattern block

I made this date tree pattern block template with a hadith on it using printables I found at Teacher Vison Canada. Insha-Allah I have ordered some pattern blocks and hopefully we will be able to use them for this template.


Posted by on April 23, 2011 in AlphaFood Venture, Pattern Block