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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Have You Heard of Treasure Baskets?

I stumbled across Treasure Baskets while reading a blog and thought it was a good way to keep my little one busy.


I added a sachet pillow; three walnuts; a paper bag; two wooden peg dolls; a ribbon; some rainbow colored felts; a rock; a stick; foil; a leather coaster; toilet paper roll; a piece of green wool yarn; a spice jar full of buttons and tiny paper flowers; wax paper; and I just added some cotton balls. It's like a sensory table in a basket. To keep it interesting, I only give it to her once in a while and I will probably have to change out the items soon, InshaALLAH.

Check out these posts on A Muslim Child is Born and Chasing Cheerios
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Apparently, this works with older kids too. ;)

10 comments:

Renee said...

Assalamu alaikum sister! I see that I just missed out on a giveaway so I was wondering where did you get those books from? I went to the website but its confusing so I didn't find it.My daughters could really use this book.Also,where do you live?I just moved to Virginia from Michigan.
Salams,
Renee

Renee said...

duh,just saw you're in canada. :)

Umm Tafari said...

As salaam alaikum,

It is so amazing the things in which children find a sense of wonder. These same things we adults take for granted and ignore. Subhannallah.

Nakia said...

Wa 'alaikum as salaam Sister Renee.

May ALLAH make things easy for you and your family, AMEEN.

The books were given to my husband through a local mosque - you might have to email them on the website. But then again, the contest is not over until Friday at midnight, PST.

You have to leave a comment on last Friday's post to have your name entered.

What part of VA are you in? I was born in TX but grew up mostly in VA and still have family there.

Take care
wa salaam,
Nakia

Nakia said...

As salaamu 'alaikum Umm Tafari.

You're right - everyday objects become something to explore. It just shows their complete innocence, doesn't it? :)

Take care,
wa salaam,
Nakia

UmmMuhammad said...

Salaam alaikum sister,
Another idea for your children (which works well for big kids too) is get a large jar (plastic preferably) and fill it with rice or beads etc... in the jar, through in a large button, small plastic toy horse, a defalted balloon, a key, etc...miscellaneous items and write the items on a list to tape to the jar lid. Seal the jar shut with crazy glue or tape. Give it to the kids and se if they can find all the items listed on the jar. They may needd to shake the jar to move the rice to find the items, etc... great for road trips!fi aman Allah..

Nakia said...

Wa 'alaikum as salaam Sis,

May ALLAH make things easy for you and your family, AMEEN.

JazakILLAH Khairin for the idea, Sister. InshaALLAH I'll have to try it. I have plenty of extra jars too. :)

Take care,
wa salaam,
Nakia

Emma Apple said...

MashaAllah sisters I LOVE these ideas!!!

I remember these sorts of things from my childhood but can't remember where/who/how it was done, it's just very familiar.

Nakia said...

@ Emma - Salaam Sis,

I also like the idea of the sensory table and I might try that too. Maybe just a simple sand box but fill it with different items each week.

Emma Apple said...

Wa Alekom Asalam wa Rahmatullah wa Barakatuh! :)