Snow Globe Craft with Free Arabic Printable

Snow Globe craft and an Arabic Lesson
 This weeks blog post is by sister Emilie (Ummu Meriem), the founder of Arabic Seeds, a project  that develops Arabic learning services and resources inspired by kids and daily life.  Arabic Seeds helps parents to practice Arabic at home with their kids, and promotes meaningful, creative and enjoyable Arabic teaching for children. Emilie is a non-native Arabic speaker who is raising a bilingual (Arabic/French) child while learning/improving Arabic herself. She wants to show that it is possible for mums to move towards the Arabic fluency with their kids.

 

Learning the Arabic language does not have to be hard or boring. It can be interactive, hands on and relatable to children. This is why we put a lot of emphasis on learning through play at Arabic Seeds. For a richer learning experience, how about adding creative activities like an easy craft? They are a great way to engage our kids in learning new Arabic vocabulary, effectively and with joy! I usually add a short and fun Arabic text to all the crafts,  which exposes kids to the whole language and allows them to practice speaking.

(to read more tips on “how to teach Arabic to children the right way”)

Today for our winter-themed Arabic craft, we will be making a snow globe. Who doesn’t love snow? Waking up to a ‘white surprise’ (as I like to call it) and running outside to play with it. Although we can’t bring the snow inside, we can try to recreate the fun of it with the help of a snow globe. Snow globes are so much fun for children (and adults too!). Who doesn’t love shaking them and then watching with amazement as the “snow” whirls around and slowly lands down?  We have also added a free Arabic (winter) Vocabulary list that goes along with go with it.

Recommended age: 4+ (younger children will need help)

 Snow Globe craft and an Arabic Lesson

 

What you will need to make your own Snow Globe:

1. A transparent jar with lid (we re-used a honey jar)

2.  Superglue

3.  1 or 2 waterproof small objects/figurines/toy (we chose a plastic tree and a plastic snowman from a bag of ice cubes; but ended with the tree and a small rock because the snowman didn’t stick well due to it’s shape)

4.  Water

5.  For the “snow” in the water: glitters, sequins, plastic snowflakes, fake snow etc…

6.  Optional: winter-themed stickers (to decorate the jar)

 

Instructions:

  1. After checking that the figurines you have chosen will be a good fit ( you can pop the jar over them to test), glue them to the inside of the lid with the superglue. 
  2. While it is drying, ask your child to fill the jar with water from a jug (good practice of fine motor skills!). 
  3. Make him/her sprinkle glitter, fake snow, etc…in the water.
  4. Check if the figurines are well glued and it’s dry. Close the lid on the jar tightly; glue the lid if you are worried about your child trying to open it. 

Snow Globe craft and an Arabic Lesson

Print off this PDF with Arabic vocabulary to go with this activity here and allow your child to practice the words while playing with the snow globe. Let them shake or turn the snow globe upside down and just watch them be fascinated by it all. 

 

You can find Ummu Meriem on her blog and on Facebook and Instagram. Follow her for more Arabic related activities and tips.

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Loving mother of two, former Islamic School educator turned homeschooler. I love bargains, Eid and traveling and have visited 13 countries in 4 continents many in the quest of seeking beneficial knowledge. This is the space I share the little knowledge I have acquired along the way.

4 thoughts on “Snow Globe Craft with Free Arabic Printable

  1. Emilie (Arabic Seeds)

    Jazakillahu khayran dear Samira!
    I love working with you!
    Barakallahufeeki for adding a great introduction about our project and Arabic learning/teaching approach!

    Reply

  2. samira

    You are welcome ukthi, we love what you do and are always here to help inshaa allaah.

    Reply

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    1. josy

      JazakAllahu khair for all your efforts sister!

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