Here is a week in review of my teaching Arab art and crafts to children at the Startalk Arabic Camp at Aki Kurose Middle School Academy in Seattle.
Seattle Public Schools Startalk 5 offered Beginning Arabic summer language camps for elementary school students, grades 3-5 June 28-July 8 with July 4 off.
The Arabic camp was designed for beginning speakers of the language and students were introduced to modern standard Arabic and progress through thematic units designed for young, beginning Arabic learners.
Since I concentrated on the Arabic arts, I decided to do an emphasis on Ramadan, since it’s due to start next Friday. Here are the crafts we did at the camp. I’ll be offering tutorials for these projects as part of the 2012 – 30 day Ramadan Crafty Challenge, so be sure to follow this blog to see them!
On our first day we made an Arabic clock
We also made a Star and Moon Mobile
For paper crafts, we made both Hanging Stars and Paper Lanterns
And today we finished off our crafty week with some Eid lambs
I had a lot of fun teaching kids about the Arab world and Arabic language.