ISLAMIC GAMES FOR KIDDIES
While playing games with Lil Muallim # 2 today (while the others were sleeping :)). I thought I really should post about some of the games we enjoy at home.
The one that TOPS MY LIST is:
It is such a cute game Mashallah. You can also casually discuss so many things with the kids while playing it or just have plain simple fun. What I LOVED about this game was how it brought all my children together in a game.
We would always struggle with games that could be played with either two or only Lil Muallim # 1 and us the parents. But this game Mashallah keeps coming out and played by all with a lot of fervour.
Another Favourite in our home from Smart Ark is the
Ooooohh!! I love it Mashallah!
In our home we play this game in different besides the one suggested on the box.
Sometimes I just pull out the cards and show one animal picture to the kids and they have to tell which Prophet story that animal has been mentioned in. It's a casual fun way of reviewing the stories.
I love it when Lil Maullim # 1 can't hold himslef back and wants to tell which one. He keeps saying (for Lil Muallim # 2) "Please don't tell him or give him a hint if he can't get it. Let me tell!"
Now that's what I call a delicious Mommy moment :) Alhumdolillah
Quran Story Quiz:
Some animal pictures are related to a particular topics mentioned in the Quran and not a particular Prophet story. For that we discuss the context of the ayah.
For example surah Al Qariah's ayah mentioning the moth.
A day wherein mankind will be as thickly-scattered moths (4)
This is a time for serious contemplation and discussion with the kids Mashallah!
We are also building towards the following version Inshallah
Juzz and Surah Quiz:
As Lil Maullim # 1 and 2 are also memorizing we sometimes get a chance to remember which Juzz a particular story is mentioned in.
One way to play this is already on the cards as the surah and ayah number can be seen on the cards. But, Inshallah with time I would really like to have my kids read out the ayahs and narrate the translation that goes with the animal in the picture. Now that would surely bring a tear in my eye.
For my kids:
May Allah fill our kids hearts with Allah's words. May these words guide them to the right path and keep them steadfast on them Ameen
For Smart Ark:
May Allah reward the people abundantly for marking such wonderful, fun and educational games for the kids. May Allah enable them to make many more and put barakah in their business and bless their lives. May this be among the best of sadaqa e jariah for them Ameen