Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Bubble Painting

Assalm alykom:

Here is a quick and easy project for all ages. Be prepared to do it in a safe area because it is very messy. Here is how we did it:

Materials needed:
  • Paper(I used colored construction paper and white paper)
  • Dish soap
  • Bowls
  • Straws
  • Food coloring or tempra paints

Directions: Put water and dish soap in a bowl. You then add either tempra paints or food coloring. If you have little ones, I would use food coloring because it is more safe. Then you put your straw in the mixture and blow bubbles. Make sure you are in an area that you do not want to spill the mixture. Also, make sure your children are wearing a smock. When they start blowing the bubbles, the colors splash everywhere. When the bubbles are filling up in the bowl, gently place your paper over them. It makes a nice print on the paper.

Here are some more:

My kids made them into cards and sent them to their pen pals.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Tip #3 Multiple Children

Assalm alykom:

Here is a great helpful tip for those of you who have multiple children. If your children are between one and two years apart in age, you can combine some of your subjects. As many of you know, I teach from the K12 virtual school . The K12 school recommended that I teach some of the subjects at the same grade. They also said I should take the higher grade on these subjects. I started this in first grade. The subjects I decided to combine were History and Art. I could have combined Science too. However, I did not feel that my daughter was ready for the higher grade in that subject. At the time, there was a great deal of material involving measuring in the metric system. I did not think my daughter could skip a grade in that. Now, we are doing third and fourth grade. Teaching the History and Art at the fourth grade level saves me a good deal of time. I would recommend any of these subjects to combine with your children. Math and Language Arts would not be advised unless one child is more advanced and could just skip a grade. I find that any amount of time saved in homeschooling is a real valuable treasure. I hope that I have helped you achieve some of this value in your school.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Arabic Tile Magnets

Assalam alykom:

Here is yet another tile project. Here is how I did it:

Materials needed:

  • Small ceramic tiles
  • Glass paints that are oven curable
  • Paint brushes
  • Hot glue gun or strong adhesive
  • Small thick round magnet

Directions: Paint your Arabic letters or numbers on to the tile. Follow the directions on the manufactures label for the paint. The one that I use, has a curing time in the oven for around a 1/2 an hour. After the tiles cool, you add your magnet with a hot glue gun or your choice of adhesive.

Friday, September 01, 2006

Jesus God the Son or Son of God or Son of Mary

Assalm alykom:

The Da Vinci Code brought Jesus to the minds of hundreds of millions of people. Jesus is a very controversial figure. The controversy about him includes speculations ranging from being a liar bastard to being Almighty God. As people disagree about the reality of Jesus, they agree on the importance of finding the truth about him. In your quest to find the truth about Jesus, you may turn to historical writings, New testament writings or to the movie theater. But, have you thought about the Quran as a source to find the truth about Jesus? Do not be surprised, you can find the truth about Jesus in the Quran of Muhammad. In the Quran, Allah communicates to us pivotal truths about Jesus, his birth, mission, message, ascension, and return. Loveallah has just produced a small booklet listing everything that Allah said about Jesus in the Quran. This booklet is very instrumental to the dawah efforts. Friends, family members, co-workers and neighbors are great candidates to receive this powerful booklet. You can send your email to and request a free copy of the book.

This entry was taken from the introduction of the booklet "Jesus God the Son or Son of God or Son of Mary Read the Quranic Testimony." All credit should be given to the website for its effort and support to the dawah.