Many schools in our area of Seattle will be closed for Veteran’s Day so I created a one day Arab Culture Camp to give parents an educational option for a place to send their kids.
I had created a one week Arab Cultural Camp for the summer, but condensed the activities to one day, plus added a few more.
Camp is $80 per child, with a discount for siblings, from the hours of 9am – 3pm and is held in an art studio.
Our day will start by making Arabic camp name tags. The kids will have a list of funny Arabic camp names to pick from. After we get to know each other a little better, we will write each camper’s real name in Arabic for them on a canvas. Then we will help them cover their name, creating negative space to paint, very similar to our khatam and Allah painters tape projects.
Since we will already have the paints out, we will move on to our next craft, painting Arab world rocks.
After we clean up the paints, we’ll move on to the kitchen to make a man’ousheh snack. Each camper will eat the lunch they brought from home while we wait for them to bake.
Once lunch is over, we will spend a little time looking at books with Arab protagonists and depending on the child’s age, have a story time or allow for quite reading. We will also have materials out so the campers can make their own punch art bookmarks.
Our day will end making shrinky dink with Arab shapes, symbols & designs into buttons, charms or keychains. For the older kids, we will also do a little tatreez lesson, that includes a project to take home.
We hope you can join us for this special one day event. Please email ACraftyArab at gmail dot com for an application & to hold your spot.
If you’d like to have your own private Arab culture camp at home, be sure to stop by A Crafty Arab on Pinterest to see more fun tutorials to teach you about the Arab world.