One Day Arab Cultural Camp {Resource}

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.

2nd Annual Seattle Arab Cultural Camp {Resource}

Do to popular demand, I have decided to bring back the Seattle Arab Cultural Camp this summer.

The mission is to spend some time creating the art projects from this blog that educate about the Arab culture.

We will discuss language, food, music, artists, dress, holidays, etc, to learn more about the 22 countries that make up the Arab world in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

By spending a week looking at the MENA area, we hope this opens children’s eyes into seeing more about that culture.

It will be held in the Seattle suburb of Redmond the week of July 15 to July 19, 2019. We will start our day at 8:30am and pick up will be at 3:30pm. Extended hours available.

Kids will stop mid day for an exercise and lunch break and each day will include a service project to give back to the community.

I am still working out the final schedule, but it will be very similar to last year’s camp, which can be found here.

The camp will once again be limited to 15 participants on a first come, first served basis.  I will be taking children entering grades 1-6. Camp will be $200 a week to cover materials and visiting artists fees.

There will be an open house for interested parents, to check out the studio and experience a sample art stations, on June 22th.

If you are interested in learning more about the Arab Cultural Camp, either contact me or fill out an

If you would like to be involved in camp, please let me know as I will be grateful for a few helping hands to turn this into a larger scale project.