Continuing on with our study of Asia…
Our display took on more of a Middle Eastern theme
I found these treasures on one of my trips to Qatar. The last frame has different colored sand from the deserts of Arabia.
A few items to add to our mystery bag. There’s a glass mosque, a coin purse, and a “miswak“. A miswak is a special twig used as a toothbrush.
Folding a ghutra (also called a keffiyeh). This is part of the headdress worn by men in many parts of the Middle East. The red and white patterned ghutra is most typical of Saudi Arabia. I photographed it next to the 10 Number Rod so you can see just how big it is. That’s a lot of folding!
Matching cards of Saudi faces (Here’s a good song to go with this: I Have a Face with Two Eyes (Li Wajhon) Track 15) [Source: Google images]
Matching cards of fish from the Red Sea
Counting palm trees at the oasis
Learning Arabic numerals
Parts of a camel
[Source: I made these almost 15 years ago and I’m afraid I no longer have a master for it. I’ll try to remake them and post here when I get a chance]
Pinpunching and gluing (glue some sand as the back drop)
Geometric solids matching to hand drawn pictures from the Middle East.
[Source: yes, I drew these a long long time ago. When I get a chance I will redo them with photographs and share them with you]
Rectangular prism: box with Saudi emblem
Sphere: Prayer beads
Cylinder: a Coke can!
Some Arabic songs to enjoy during your study of the Middle East
1,2,3 Hayya Bina Learn numbers and the names of many Arab countries with this song (Track 7)
Ahlan Learn an Arab greeting and some common Arab names and countries (Track 6)
I Have a Face with Two Eyes (Li Wajhon) Learn the names for parts of the face and body (Track 15)
Tabla Makes You Dance Instrumental belly dance music (great for a variety of movement games)
More About Asia
Learning About Asia: Introduction
Learning About Asia: South Asia
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