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Here comes the Big Bad Wolf!

In Grade 7, Hasan had a Fairy Tale Monologue assignment.  He chose to do the Big Bad Wolf from The Three Little Pigs story.  He was supposed to be dressed as the character so the challenge for me had begun!  I didn't want to spend any money on this project.  There are wolf masks for sale online but they were pretty expensive for something that would be used only once and it wouldn't have arrived on time.  After a lot of googling I came across a video from Scribble .  The only thing I had to buy to make the mask was masking tape.  Work in progess It took me an afternoon to make this and I loved the whole process.  It's been a long time since I've done something like this.  For the claws, we already had at home the claw gloves Hasan is wearing.  We had bought them for Bilal from Ikea when he was in SK. Overall, it turned out really good and Hasan did an amazing job on the monologue.  It was hilarious and I couldn't stop watching it!  His teacher loved it so
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Islamic Geometric Art

It's been ages since I've posted here.  I love the concept of this blog being a record of the arts and crafts my boys do but as they get older we haven't been doing much.  Recently, Bilal had a project for Islamic Heritage Month.  The project was very open ended and he was to explore Islamic Arts.  We settled on geometric designs that could be found on Masjids.  We both have been trying to draw different geometric designs using YouTube videos.  The above is done by Bilal.

Ramadan Lapbook

Left lapbook is Bilal's, Right Lapbook is Hasan's A little while ago, Bilal made a Fireman Lapbook that he really enjoyed.  Hasan was in school at the time and also showed interest in making lapbooks so I told him once summer started we would work on some.  Since it was Ramadan when the summer began I thought it would be a great idea to make a Ramadan Lapbook.  I found all the printables for making the Ramadan Lapbook over at Umm Abdul Basir's Sharing Our Homeschool Adventure .

Bedsheet Fort

Summer vacation has started which means the boys need things to keep themselves busy.  The Wii has been shut off so I keep hearing "I'm bored".  I think kids need to learn to deal with boredom and to find ways to entertain themselves.  But sometimes they also need a little help in doing something with their imagination.

Clothespin Airplane

When we moved into our home a few years ago, the previous owner left a bunch of clothespins.  I've never used them but thought they could come in handy for some crafts.  One day when my nephew was visiting, I had him and Hasan make some Clothespin Airplanes.  The ones above are made by Hasan and Bilal.  It was a very simple and quick craft to do.  Out of all the things my boys have made, they played with these airplanes the most.

Tying Knots

I had seen this activity on Teach Preschool a long time ago and initially wanted to get Hasan to do it.

Fishing in the Backyard

With warmer weather the boys love playing outside.  They were playing lots of soccer but now that the vegetables and flowers have been planted we want to give them some other activities outside so they don't destroy the garden.