Name the objects on the table!
I blindfolded Maimoonah and placed some things on her desk. Asked her if she could see anything. She said everything was dark. I explained to her that if you do not have the sense of sight you are called blind and some people are blind. But Allaah gives them the ability to touch and feel and understand what is around them just like you are doing here. She understood and I reminded her a dua that we ask very often not to take away our sight and hearing.." We also spoke about how powerful Allaah is that He sees every little thing all at the same time and what a blessing that He has bestowed upon us so that we can see His wonderful creations.
She touched each thing and named them correctly!
What is in the bag?
I filled a bag with many things around the house and blindfolded Maimoonah and asked her to take each item and to tell me what it was. Interestngly she named all the items correctly. I was not sure if she was able to see, so I checked her out by asking what is Ummi doing and she said I was sitting in front of her while I was actually doing something completely funny lol! She really enjoyed this and asked me to play this again! You can keep changing the items and play this game. They learn a lot masha Allaah!
I got this from here . There are many more activities listed there Insha Allaah!. Gave her a container with little milk. I did not have any food colouring so I used a little bit of water colours (my picture is not very clear). Gave a small cup with soap liquid. Asked her to dip the soap liquid with a toothpick and then dip it into the milk. It becomes like a rainbow. You can keep doing it again. Maimoonah enjoyed it. I wish I had different colours of food coulring Qadarallaah Masha Allaah!
Blindfolded her and asked her to walk to a destination.
I Spy Bottle!
This wonderful Idea I got it from countingcoconuts. Masha Allaah Maimoonah had fun. Its so easy to do. I just took a bottle with a tight lid. Picked some little things like crayon, shell, blocks etc etc and put them into the bottle and filled the bottle with rice grains. Then tightened the lid (make sure that they cannot open) and shook the bottle so that only rice could be visible. Then gave it to her and asked her to name all the things she could find inside that bottle. This was fun. She was shaking and shaking to find the stuff. I took a piece of paper and wrote down each item she told so that she does not repeat the same item. You can keep changing the things to make it interesting Insha Allaah!
A visit to the Optician
We had to go to the optician to collect my husband's glasses. So we took Maimoonah and showed her many glasses and asked her to try out some sun glasses. I asked her what colour is it when you wear those glasses. She was like green colour, brown colour and black colour and so on. She was feeling very shy to try out the glasses.
What is missing?
We took some Arabic Alphabet flash cards. Kept few on the table asked her to read the letters and then told her to close the eye and I placed her hand on one card and made her take it and put it down. She has to open her eyes tell me what is the letter that is missing. And while she closed her eyes I kept shuffling the cards to different positions. This was a great way of learning and revising the Arabic Alphabets too!
We have some more activities on this topic. Insha Allaah will update when we finish. This week and the following week will be lots of hands on activities Insha Allaah!