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Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Art&Craft and some cooking lessons!

Assalamu alaykum,


kids have finished their projects: A made a house out of real cement and bricks and S has finished painting the flags of the Muslim world.
Also since the beginning of Ramadan I allocated a day in each week where the kids could come in the kitchen and learn how to cook. The first week I told them about hygiene: washing vegetables and fruits, cleaning the work area, washing dishes and pans and of course hands before cooking.

On week two, I taught them about safety; how to use knives safely for chopping, fire safety, gas and hot water.


On week three we started proper cooking. The kids made two pizzas with toppings on their choice for iftaar.


On the other hand, kids have been too tired and most probably hungry to learn new surahs and any new dua'as. We just stuck to the usual routine of reading Qur'an 15 minutes a day and repeating dua'as that we know. Also watched a new Islamic cartoon called the 'king and the boy' and so Surah Al Buruj came to mind. We also talked about Prophet Salih and the Thamud as A was reading the Prophets stories and found interesting this particulat story related in Surah Al Fajr.


Still no sign of going back to the normal routine and of course Calvert. Insh'Allah after Ramadan. I will have to email A teacher @ Calvert to let her know we are a tid bit late :(


Still working on the house! Painting it.
A is happy with his house. It's so heavy we had it
to put it on a tick medal tray.


S is painting flags. Don't ask me which flag is that! ;)


S pizza. He said it is the shape of a boat.


Kids have a very interesting imagination.


more toppings please!


Lovely!

A. tuna pizza

Why this pic is here? Just some Yorkshire pudding
my dh made with the following filling:
mash potatoes, green olives, tuna, a bit of green chillies,
anchovies and grated cheese! Yum!

5 comments:

ummrashid said...

Assalamualaykum, where do those bricks come from?

muslimah trying to home edu said...

Assalamu alaykum ummrashid,
the bricks is part of a kit we bought. There are so many different design to choose from. It's called Teifoc. You can buy the kits from most good art&crafts supplier. We chose the house with the garage. The pics don't make justice. The house looks so great and A plays with it everyday. Mash'Allah.
Hope this helps,
wa alaykum assalam

strangerinthisdunya said...

Assalaamu alaikum

Cool house he has built there masha'Allah!

I love the Yorkshire pid idea - never thought of filling them. Wonder if my bunch would like them like that!

Umm Ibrahim

SweetBites said...

assalamu-alaikum, ur yrkshire pudding looks different but certainly yummy. here's wishing u & fmly a happy & blessed Eid.

muslimah trying to home edu said...

Assalamu alaykum sorry I am a bit late with this reply!
Welcome to my blog sweerbites!
eid Mubarak, late!
Yorkshire pudding was really deli! We enjoyed it and thinking of manking some more for tonight!
wa alaykum assalam