This year it did NOT look as though I was going to make it to the Winter conference at the Salafi Masjid (Wright street masjid) in Birmingham. Hind is 2 months old masha’Allah and still quite unpredictable… so with her and a 4 year old in a very crowded sisters section… hmm… I was afraid of having to do an “emergency” phone call to my husband on the men’s side to come to the rescue and take us home prematurely. So I had made my peace with the fact that, this time around, he would go on his own Insha’Allah (masha’Allah he sure deserves a break from us all, eh eh). However, he kindly offered to take us all on one of the days and have both boys (barak Allahu feeh) so here is the word spotting challenge I quickly prepared for Yusef (who just turned 8 in Safar a couple of week ago, masha’Allah). I would have loved to make it prettier but I don’t have the time. This way each page will (or should! Insha’Allah) fit on an A5 page.
I am sharing just in case someone is going and has kids who are too old for colouring pages but don’t quite have the maturity to take real notes. Have them shade/tick a square every time they hear one of the words. You may want to add all tokens up somehow for them to result in some sort of reward *smiles* but if you think they might catch a few points, then definitely encourage them to take notes Insha’Allah.
I was thinking of recreating a “conference away from the conference”: since we weren’t going to experience the actual thing, me and the boys were going to sit in the office, listen to the talks with some worksheets and snacks while my husband looked after Hind. I think we might still do it actually… It sounds like fun!