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|Your local library also has many, wonderful books on crafts and games for children. Just ask the Children's Librarian! Hands On Crafts is a great book for starters. Some other great craft books are Vroom! Vroom! by Judy Press, Kids' Crazy Concoctions by Jill Frankel Hauser and Recipes for Art and Craft Materials by Helen Roney Sattler.
|Many metropolitan areas have a free parenting magazine, such as Bay Area Parenting or Arizona Parenting. Http://www.parenthoodweb.com lists some of them. You can often find them at the library or at popular children's places, like resale shops. These magazines often have a calendar of events and activities for your family. AND free is a great price!
If your children find a great book, let them make their own copy. Give them the materials (paper and colors) and when they are finished you can staple the pages together. My 4.5 year old loved By The Sea, a book about opposites. On white pieces of paper she colored one of the opposites and I did the other (it was just too much for her to do both). She even copied the words. We glued the paper to sheets of construction paper, stapled it together and she did the cover (including the library call numbers).
It was a wonderful project for both of us!
Have a Quran Party to celebrate your children's memorization of Quran! It's easy and fun and gives your children something to look forward to after all their hard work. This is how you do it:
You will need:
A shoe box or similar sized box (keep lid if you have one);
paper, pencils, crayons, or markers; glue; yarn, scraps of material
or anything for extra effects.
Step 1. Decide on a theme. (for example; rainforest, oceans, dinosaurs, football...etc.)
Step 2. Cut a piece a paper to fit the back (inside) of the
box and two pieces for the sides.
Step 3. Draw and color individual pieces: (for example; the
rainforest would have monkeys, snakes, butterflies, parrots,
HINT: To make your objects stand up...fold the bottom 1/4
inch back. Glue the bottom to the floor of the diorama. If the
object falls backward make a small strip and attach it to the
back of the object on one side and the other side can be attached
to the back or
Step 4. Use the extra materials to add the finishing touches.
You can use small plastic animals, people, etc.
For those who are creative: Write a story or a play to go
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