Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Funny Bunny Day

Image result for its not easy being a bunny bookAre bunnies spiny and spindly? Are they scaly and cold? No! They're  cute and cuddly, and adorably hug-able! As all the Book Worms Book Clubbers agree, we all love bunnies! Yet we came across a cute little bundle of fur, who did not like bunnies, or rather did not like being one.

Poor little P.J.Funnybunny, he wants more in his life than living with a lot of siblings and eating carrots, and he doesn't like his long ears, and so he goes out into the world to see what he can be...a moose maybe? possibly a  possum? surely a skunk?  Will he ever find whats right for him? Or will he realize its best to be what Allah SWT has chosen you to be? Read the book to find out.

After the giggle filled book, our little Book Worm Hostess Sofia brought out the craft materials she had prepared for us.Her mother Atika Aunty then taught us how to recycle stray, lonely socks into cute bunnies, dolls and mice pin cushions. Easy to make and so much fun. They also shared a specimen of a cotton flower with cotton within it.Followed by snacks and delicious Hyderabadi biryani, it truly was funny bunny day Masha'Allah!


Monday, December 5, 2016

A Fish Out Of Water

 Today the children learned that anything is possible in the world of fiction... so what happens when a little boy by overfeeds his goldfish, in the book A Fish Out Of Water by Helen Palmer? Chaos!
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Our little Book Worm Amina Ahsan tehn helped the club member to make colour paper plate fish ... and voila! we had a homeschoolers school of fish on display, Mash'Allah.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Kitty Cat Fun

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Cat is the town cat and is content with her life of roaming the streets and exploring the dustbins, but things change when she has her kindle of kittens. She decides that street life is not for her little ones,  determined to find them good homes she sets out to select human families for them, based on her research of their dustbins.
After listening this this delightful story, Misbah Aunty helped the Book Worms to make their own paper kittens to take home. Everyone helped with rolling up newspapers and the litle ones enjoyed ripping up the paper into shreds too, some managed to help with gluing them together as well. Eventually it was the moms completing the work; that's team work for you!

Going Exploring with Edward

Edward wants to be an explorer, discover new creatures and name them himself. He prepared himself with his net, notebook and backpack and off he went on an adventure. As Edward explored his garden, he heard numerous sounds, which  the Book Worms easily guessed the source of, but much to their surprise, Edward couldn't and he gave each of them a mysterious name.

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After enjoying Edward's adventure (written by David Pace), the Book Worms Book Clubbers put together their own felt baskets ready to go exploring themselves insha'Allah!

Monday, October 31, 2016

Boats Afloat

Oh dear, Captain Duck is here! Excitable and uninvited, Captain Duck takes over his friends' boating expedition, leaving behind the Goat, the host of the the trip, as well as a much needed can of petrol.

Following the funny adventures of Jez Alborough's duck, the children tried to float and race their various "boats" (a cup, a plastic ball, a plastic zip lock bag to name a few) though a small "river", by blowing at them through straws. It wasn't easy providing their own wind power, but even the little ones did not give up till they had crossed the finish line!

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Fall Colours

As the weather in Karachi gets cooler, thoughts and talk about the beautiful fall colours enjoyed by friends outside our country are shared. Today the Book Worms Book Clubbers enjoyed making their own fall coloured leaves to take home. Cut out on foam sheets, the children painted them orange, green, red, brown and yellow: the lovely colours of Autumn leaves.

Image result for percy the park keeper booksFollowing the painting activity, the children settled down to listen to a story about a group of animals and they Park keeper friend Percy. A raging storm not only blows of the colourful leaves off the tree, but uproots an entire tree.. the very tree which was the park animals home. In this disastrous time of need they ask their friend Percy, what to do? With a little ingenuity on his side and a lot of hard work on theirs, the Park inhabitants build themselves a bigger better home, Alhumdulillah!

Learning to Clean Up with Max


Children and mothers alike, giggled as they followed the story of big sister Rosie bunny guiding her little brother Max on how nest to clean up his bedroom. "A place for everything and everything in its place," goes the saying, and as Rosie organizes and tidies up, Max finds one single place to save all his valuables from her; his pocket!

Following the giggle-worthy story, the children were taught to make a paper box to keep their small valuables. Mash'Allah, they found it quick and easy and some of them went home made them for their their parents too.

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