Arabic Letter Magnets

May 15, 2006

Asalaam’ Alaikum:

I can’t believe how many projects I started a long time ago and I’m now finally able to complete them, alhumdulilah. Finally, a sense of accomplishment! This is one of those projects I started a while ago, but didn’t complete until now – Arabic Letter Magnets.

For directions and a free template for the letters, please click here

The interesting thing is – I finished these magnets this weekend and I put them on a smaller size magnetic board that you can actually carry around with you (see picture). Both of my daughters have been carrying this around all weekend – I am not exaggerating. The youngest keeps pointing to the letters and asking me what they are and then she repeats after me. The oldest keeps putting them in alphabetical order by asking me what comes after alif, and so on until she has them complete. Then, she pushes them all off the board and starts again. I am totally surprised at how interested the kids are in these magnets.

I guess it seems to be more of a toy than flashcards and the like – but I am still surprised. This morning my oldest daughter was pretending she was my teacher and was trying to teach me the letter names by using the board!

As I may have mentioned before (and other sisters are finding out by working on these projects) they can be a bit tedious – although this project seemed to go faster than the others. The most rewarding part of making them is the satisfaction you feel when your children are actually learning from them. The nice thing is that you can also set it aside and do it at a later time (for me, I think there was a span of a year in between, subhan’Allah – I’m going to have to work on my procrastination!)

Anyway, Insha’Allah your family will enjoy these as much as mine has. Please let me know how it goes, insha’Allah.

Asalaam’ Alaikum,

Sumayyah Umm SAA

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6 Responses to “ Arabic Letter Magnets ”

  1. Umm Junayd on May 15, 2006 at 12:43 pm

    Assalaamu ‘alaikum.

    Mashaa`Allaah laa quwwata illa billaah! These have just got to be the best resource I’ve seen you make so far… they.. look like a store-bought product. Keep it up ukhtee!
    ~ Umm Junayd.

  2. Umm Abdul Basir on May 15, 2006 at 12:46 pm

    As Salaamu Alaykum Wa Rahmahtuallahi Wa Barakatuh
    Ma Sha Allah, The Arabic Magnet Letters are such a beneficial idea. I am going to go to the store and get the materials and start with the kids In Sha Allah.
    Jazakallahu Khair

    Wa Alaykum As Salaam Wa Rahmahtuallahi Wa Baraktuh

    Umm Abdul Basir

  3. nadia on May 15, 2006 at 2:54 pm

    masyallah!! I thought these were store bought!!! I’ve lost this kind of patience I’m afraid 🙂 Now that my kids are bigger and on to the more difficult stuff, I’m just scrambling to find resources while still trying to make things interesting. Enjoy this moment while you can 🙂
    Hugs

  4. suhaa on May 16, 2006 at 8:15 pm

    aslaam alaikum warahmat Allah
    i love these! mashaAllah. a good project to do with the kids too..not just for them.

  5. Iman on May 17, 2006 at 2:00 am

    as salaamu `alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh

    Ohhhh lovely… I can’t get the materials here in PK but a must do when I am back in Singapore. Jazakillah khayran – we have a whole box of Arabic resources from your site!

  6. Um Nour on May 30, 2006 at 5:01 am

    Assalm alykom Sumayah:

    I did these a couple of years ago with my kids. We did not do them as letters but pictures. I searched the internet for little tiny pictures of the Kaba, the Masjid in Medinah, the Masjid in Palestine, pictures of Quran, flowers and nature scenes. We made around 100 hundred of them and sold them at the masjid for a dollar a piece. The hot sellers were the ones with the masjid pictures on them. I also used clear silicone glue. This was very strong for pulling the magnets off and on and it dried clear.

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