100 board activities

here’s a few of my favorite activities
for extending the use of the hundred board:
hundred board - montessori outlet

  • addition and subtraction
    – use the hundred chart as a number line to do addition and subtraction; show how to add or subtract the tens first by counting up or down, then the ones by counting left or right.
    – or use dice and add/subtract all the way to 100/1.

  • multiplication and factors
    count by a number from 2 to 10 and discover the pattern it makes. use colored disks or print multiple hundred boards: one set is a complete hundred board and the second set is the number by which you are counting, colored to match the bead stair.

  • odds and evens
    after discussing the concept of odd and even, cover 10 odd or even numbers from a set of 20 numbers and discuss patterns or observations

  • cut a hundred board along the lines into various puzzle pieces for the child to put back together

web sources:

100 board activities: http://teachers.net/lessons/posts/662.html

100 board pdf:

100 board generator (start from 0 or 1):

100 board puzzles (pdf):

photo credit: montessori outlet / http://www.montessorioutlet.com/

mawlid an-nabi

prophet muhammad calligraphaythe prophet muhammad
(sallallahou alayhi wasallam / may Allah bless him and give him peace)
was born monday, 12 rabi al-awwal
(according to the islamic calendar)
in makkah.

muslims around the world
celebrate the anniversary of the birth
of the prophet muhammad (saws)
by gathering people together to
recite parts of the quran,
telling stories about the prophet‘s (saws) birth,
reading poetry that praises and sends blessings on the prophet (saws),
and, of course, eating delicious food.

our favorite mawlid song is
muhammad nabeena
(muhammad our prophet).
on youtube in arabic with arabic subtitles
or in arabic with english translation.

download stories of the prophet muhammad (saws) for children
by abdel-hameed buda as-sahaar
here: http://www.scribd.com/doc/11429061/the-story-of-the-prophet-muhammad-pbuh-for-children
or check out these books from, our favorite, goodword books:
goodnight stories from the life of the prophet muhammad
goodnight stories from the life of the prophet muhammad (saws),
or for older children,
tell me about the prophet muhammad
tell me about the prophet muhammad

both by saniyasnain khan

values: courage

during the month of february
we talked about courage.
we’re still working with “teaching your children values”
teaching your children values - linda and richard eyre
by linda and richard eyre.
i also used “what is courage in islam
from educatingthemuslimchild.wordpress.com.

here’s a summary of our discussions during the month:

we defined courage as
doing the right thing even when it is hard.

we use courage when:

  • we try new things that feel a little scary, like learning how to ride a bike, or saying hello to someone we don’t know
  • we do what we believe is right, even when no one else does
  • we admit we are wrong
  • we do our work before playing


  • things that frighten or challenge us and then think of ways of using courage to cope with them
  • times when we saw others show courage in real life or in a story
  • if, when and why adults get afraid and how they show courage
  • remind ourselves that nothing can harm us unless Allah wills it, and nothing can benefit us unless Allah wills it.
  • remind ourselves that Allah will help us in doing what is good

courage in the quran

  • habil and qabil
    habil stood up for what was right: not fighting another believer

  • prophet ibrahim (a.s.) destroys the idols
    Allah protected him from the fire because Allah helps those who do good

  • Allah tells prophet ibrahim (a.s.) to sacrifice his son, ismael
    ismael was ready to obey Allah’s command which tested the courage of both prophet ibrahim (a.s.) and ismael. Allah rewarded them for remaining faithful to Him.

  • the sleepers in the cave
    the sleepers were brave to hold fast to what they believed in. they asked Allah for help. having courage also means asking Allah for help and putting our trust in Him.

  • prophet yunus
    the prophet yunus initially left the work Allah called Him to because the people would not listen. after being in the big fish realized that he should have persevered in doing Allah’s work. with Allah’s help we can finish every piece of work.

all of these stories are in “my first quran storybook
by saniyasnain khan from goodword books.
my first quran storybook


  • read stories in which a character(s) demonstrates courage
  • in our daily life we praised each other when we showed courage or pointed it out when we saw others show courage
  • watch adam’s world “finding courage”

hina matsuri

March 3 is Hina Matsuri (Doll Festival or Girls’ Festival), when people pray for the happiness and healthy growth of girls. Families with young daughters mark this day by setting up a display of dolls inside the house. They offer rice crackers and other food to the dolls.

empress and emperor origami dolls
empress origami doll - tammyyee.com

kimono doll bookmark
kimono doll bookmark - crayola.com

simple origami doll
origami doll - enchanted learning.com

more intricate japanese origami doll

and in case you don’t have origami paper lying around the house,
printable origami paper

quick hina matsuri-inspired recipe:

  1. make a little baskets from oranges by cutting two wedges from the top of the orange to leave a½ inch strip for the handle across the top
  2. remove the flesh of the orange
  3. cut the segments into pieces
  4. toss with pieces with orange-flavored jello cut into flower shapes and refill the cups