Today we had a REALLY exciting day! The book club had the biggest ever meeting, plus we had five more kids join the club! Now that brought up the total of us, kids, today to fourteen!
This meeting was not like the others. Umm Uzair, Hafsa and Uzair had prepared for us a surprise - we had the opportunity not only to listen to a story but also to see it. As Uzair was reading the story, Umm Uzair and Hafsa were doing a shadow puppet show, which showed us, what is happening in the story. They both were behind a bedsheet with a bright light shining on them from behid - this way, we could see on the bedsheet the shadows of the puppets they were working with. Even though all of us were familiar with the story "Theree Little Pigs", it was very great and funny to watch it as a puppet show.
After the puppet show, all of us found a place to sit down and divided ourselves according to families. Umm Uzair had a paper-crafts project for us today. We made paper kites - one for every family. Since the past few days had been very windy, and today was not an exception, this was a perfect project for us to work on. As soon as the kites were ready, we ran outside the gate to fly them in the alley of Umm Uzair's house. You can see the directions for the kites we made here: http://www.allfreecrafts.com/kids/paper-kites.shtml Do try to make your own!