Monday 11 May 2020

The Al-Kawthar River - Sensory Play Bag - 30 Day Craft Challenge

The Al-Kawthar River - Sensory Play Bag - 30 Day Craft Challenge

Download Worksheet Here

Salam and thank you for checking out our Day 17 craft. I'm so honoured to have had the viewership that you all have given me over the past several days. I hope that these crafts are living up to your expectations! Today I talked to my children about Surat al-Kawthar - Surah number 108 in the Holy Quran. It talks about one of the beautiful streams in Paradise that have been promised to our beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). It has been described as being a marvelous, stunning and beautiful river in paradise. We recited this Surah together and talked a lot about what it means. I made a handy worksheet for the children to read and get some additional information. 

Once we were done talking, we decided to use our imagination to draw this river in the rectangle provided on the worksheet. There was a lot of excitement and chatter about how they were going to make it extra special. Once they were done with this drawing, we created our own sensory play bag and taped it on top of our river to make it even more unique. In the end, the craft looked absolutely majestic! I hope you can try this activity with your children - I am sure they will enjoy it! Follow the steps below to make your own "Al-Kawthar River Sensory Play Bag".

  • Al-Kawthar Worksheet that you can download here - I printed it on card stock for added strength and durability
  • Markers
  • Clear packing tape
  • Beads
  • Glitter
  • Hair gel - dollar store brand that you don't mind using in a craft
  • Snack size ziplock bag - our dimensions were 16.5cmx8.2cm
  • Scissors
     Look at all the colourful and fun items you'll need! 
Watch a YouTube Video of how we did this activity Here
  1. Hand out the worksheet to your child and allow them to draw their own version of al-Kawthar river - they can use markers for this. 

  2. Once they are satisfied with their drawing they can fill their ziplock bag with the beads and glitter that they desire. 
  3. Fill about half of the bag with the hair gel. 
  4. Try to release as much air from the bag as possible.
  5. Now seal it shut. 
  6. Use your packing tape to tape over the entire sensory play bag - thus preventing cuts and leaks of the bag - you may use as many layers of tape as you need to feel safe. 

  7. Allow your child to move the glitter and beads around with their fingers and feel the amazement of the al-Kawthar River! 
  8. You may also indulge in the fun!
    The proud artist!

Thanks for visiting! I really enjoyed sharing this craft with you all. Please be sure to leave a comment below - I always appreciate feedback. See you all tomorrow!

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