We're doing it again!
Below I have listed the crafts and activities my children and I will attempt this year. Feel free to mix and match to suit your own ideas, needs, and schedules. I tried to provide a link for projects so you can “see” what I mean. Also I blogged daily about our 19 day adventure last year, so check out my blog for more project ideas under the label/connection, “Islamic Studies.” Our countdown will begin Saturday, February 6 and conclude Wednesday, February 24 as we plan to begin our travel to Chicago Thursday February 25. Please feel free to email me with any questions, firstname.lastname@example.org.
So use what works for you and leave what doesn’t, but most of all have fun in the name of Master Fard Muhammad, his Christ, and his Messenger among us!
What is fun? Fun is us watching intelligence develop. Fun is feeding intelligence to create the creative mind that the child will be able to say like God, “Be” and it is. That’s fun!
The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan
Closing the Gap p 374
Febraury 6 Field Trip to Shamrock Farms (a working dairy farm including organic milk production)
Febraury 7 Make star-shaped pretzel bites (You’ll need cookie and a recipe.)
Febraury 8 Make candles (I’m using a kit from Michael’s craft store)
Febraury 9 Make tissue paper covered candle holders (Use watered down glue to apply tissue paper to glass candle holders. Show off their work in your home.)
Febraury 10 Make cake-lollipops
Febraury 11 Create homemade birdfeeders then birdwatch
Febraury 12 Make Treasure Ball Saviours’ gifts for friends (Cards would be great too.)
Febraury 13 Field Trip to the Hall of Flame Museum
Febraury 14 Freezer Paper Stencil T-shirts (Great technique to use anytime. Check out the purses we made last year on the blog.)
Febraury 15 Have a Family Talent Show
Febraury 16 Create no-sew fleece blankets (Allow the children to pick out the fleece and tie the knots)
Febraury 17 Sew travel pillows (All mine like to do is stuff the pillow!)
Febraury 18 Start an indoor herb garden
Febraury 19 Create a game—The Race to Saviours’ Day (Provide cardstock paper, markers, crayons, etc and just let them create and come up with their own rules.)
Febraury 20 Star and Cresant clay dough necklaces (Boys can make one for Mom or younger sisters as a gift or choose a different project.)
Salt Dough Recipe
Take about 1 cup salt and dissolve it in about 1 1/4 cup water (or a little more). Then stir in about 3 cups flour ( one cup at a time), until it's a nice soft dough.
You can shape it or cut it out with cookie cutters. Let it harden or bake it at 200 degree F until hard. Then paint with regular acrylics.
Febraury 21 Sew bandana quilts (The children can pick the colors and pin the work together.)
Febraury 22 Make homemade ice cream and have a sundae bar
Febraury 23 Write and illustrate a Saviours’ Day story
Febraury 24 Take a break from packing and whip up a batch of edible playdough. (Use sunflower butter instead of peanut butter.)
Edible Play Dough
•1 18-oz. jar creamy sunflower butter
•6 tablespoons honey
•3/4 cup non-fat dry milk
Instructions for the project-Mix all of the ingredients together, using varying amounts of dry milk for desired consistencies. Kids also enjoy adding other foods like M&M's or peanuts for eyes, mouths, etc. It is important to note that when you are not using this play-dough it must be stored in an airtight container