I LOVE this idea that a mum sent! Check it out:
“Salaam, wanted to share a simple activity you can do with any image. Since it was the Prophet’s birthday, we printed images relating to the prophet (his name and masjid).
Then you take Popsicle sticks (as many as takes to cover photo) and glue with mod poj glue, then put image on top and add another layer of mod poj glue.
Be generous as it dries clear like you see in picture. Then take a box cutter and cut picture between Popsicle sticks and voila you have a DIY puzzle for kids!
You can do any image like Kaaba for Eid ul Adha or Imam Hussein’s shrine on his birthday, etc. I’m planning on taking these to mosque also to keep the kids busy.”
It just takes a little message to make a gift thoughtful! This idea was from Islam from the Start 🙂
Check out this one by Umm Aiman! Each day is a 4 piece puzzle with 4 good deeds on it to do. Each day, they have to complete the puzzle, colour it in and hang it back on the line! There are some goodies added as an extra treat
To download the puzzles, click here: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/12898635/ramadan2016.pptx
I love this Ankabut calendar! It fills up over the month…
In this children’s majlis, when the girls entered they could colour in the ‘Oh My Asghar’ in this unique puzzle especially made for the occasion!
They then had a chance to break up and make the puzzle if they had time. This was followed by namaaz, and then marsia, mahlis and maatam. The focus of the majlis was Hazrat Ali Asghar.
They got to take their puzzle home at the end – am sure they will remember Hazrat Ali Asghar’s story every time they make it!
App No 12: Islamic Academy
So here is a high quality app with excellent graphics, exciting sound effects and smooth game play – and it combines many of the features that have been in the other apps, all in one!
Create up to 5 users, then enter the Academy, where you have the option to either answer quiz questions in many different modes – “Challenge” – answer x questions, “Speed” – answer as many as you can in the time allowed, and “Survivor” – answer until you get one wrong! The questions are randomised and constantly changing to keep you on your toes. (Again, please be aware that some of the questions are fron Ahle-Sunnah, although the majority seem to be relevant to both.)
If you’re tired of the quizzes, then why not click on a Puzzle, a Spot the Difference picture, or Match it (memory)?!
A really unique feature of this app is that it allows players to challenge each other and play multi-player games through the game centre. You can also win trophies and certificates!
A trial is available for free, and then you can upgrade to full membership for only 69p.
App No 11: Kids of the Ummah
Looking for a contemporary, fun app that has beautiful pictures that introduce your children to Muslims in different countries around the world from A-Z? Look no further…!
Kids of the Ummah was the brain child of Peter Gould, an Australian designer who wanted something fresh and different for his children.
Also a book, it is the first in a series of educational apps and books aimed at celebrating Muslim cultures around the world, encouraging exploration and understanding of the alphabet (English & Arabic) and Muslim names through colouring, puzzles and book mode.
Try a little out for free before you decide to buy (for £5.99).
This one’s only for Apple users I’m afraid –
thought it was only fair 🙂
App No 7: Moslem Kids Puzzle
So we haven’t had a puzzle app yet, and the other day I came across this cute little one!
Simple enough to use, this app has 3 levels – pick a level, pick a picture you would like to do a puzzle with, and off you go.
I love things like this because it gives our children an Islamic alternative – although it isn’t necessarily useful for teaching the Arabic alphabet, etc (although some of the puzzles do have letter in them), i think it’s important just for the exposure to games and pictures featuring a girl wearing the hijab, mosques in the background, and all the rest of it.
Guess what Android users, this seems like one that’s only available for you! (Sorry iphone-ers)