My KG students loved making their very own whale plates after learning about the story of Prophet Yunus (as). After reading the story of Prophet Yunus (as) and watching the nasheed from Zaky and Friends, we began working on this activity. It was amazing and the students had so much fun. After their plates were completed they used them to retell the story :-) I prepped their plates beforehand by drawing a triangle on the back of the plate for them to cut to form the mouth and tail. Then the students began by first painting their plates on the front side (day 1). The next day after they were dry, they cut out their triangle. This created the mouth of the whale and also made the tail. They glued on their dua and taped to the back their praying man (attached to a ribbon). Enjoy! FREE download here.
Each year after learning about the seerah of the Prophet Muhammed sallahu alayhi wa salam, I like to do a fun project with my 2nd graders. I change it every year. This year I decided to put them into groups and take all the events we learned about and put them into a timeline of the life of the Prophet Muhammed sallahu alayhi wa salam. The students first had to divide the jobs in the group (researcher, manager, writer, drawer, colorer, etc.). Then they began working on their rough drafts. They had to write a brief description of the event and a picture to go along with it. After they completed their rough draft they had to conference with me for editing. Once they got the okay they were able to begin their final draft. I got the cool scroll paper from my local teacher supply store, but you can find it here. Enjoy!
Learning the fun way!