Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Your Contribution Needed!

Dear Children Class Teachers,

As much as I wish to update more as soon as possible, but running around with 2 kids all day, work and housework...etc.. never ending. And I'm only one person! Soooo.. here's calling out to all Children Class Teachers please send in your contributions! Let's work together in unity!

"So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth." - Baha'u'llah

If you have
- tried and tested ways to conduct your children class
- your own materials or worksheets based on the national curriculum
- valuable websites or other resources

Ideas with a lesson to learn
(example: Art n Craft that teaches unity or care.. kindness to animals...etc)
- Art n Craft
- Songs
- Games
- Quotations (ways to learn quotation)
- Dance/Drama...etc

Please NOTE:
All information shared will be shared publicly with others. There's no copyright of information.
However all photographs are copyrighted to protect the privacy of the children and individuals. Please do not copy or print the photographs without permission. Thank you for your kind understanding.

At the moment I'm compiling resources suitable for the Malaysian Baha'i Children Class National Curriculum starting with Ruhi Book 3 resources and Furutan Book 1 Lessons. If you have relevant resources for this 2 syllabus, please kindly email me at


Malaysia National Bahá’í Children Class Curriculum
4 yrs old- Bk 3 : 15 lessons
5 yrs old- Bk3A : 1st 15 lessons
6 yrs old- Furutan Book 1
7 yrs old- Furutan Book 2
8 yrs old- Furutan Book 3
9 yrs old- Furutan Book 4 + Book 3A 2nd 15 lessons
10 yrs old- Furutan Book 5
11 yrs old- Furutan Book 6

Furutan Book 1 - Lessons Content according to Text

Lesson 1: Getting to know the children, Alláh’u’abhá
Lesson 2: Cleanliness
Lesson 3: Memorise Bahá’í Prayer
Lesson 4: Review
Lesson 5: Kindness to animals
Lesson 6: Kindness to animals
Lesson 7: Obedience to Parents
Lesson 8: Cleanliness
Lesson 9: Cleanliness
Lesson 10: Being a Bahá’í
Lesson 11: Memorise a second Bahá’í Prayer
Lesson 12: Abdu'l-Bahá
Lesson 13: Cleanliness
Lesson 14: Play
Lesson 15: Play
Lesson 16: Being a student in Bahá’í class
Lesson 17: Cleanliness
Lesson 18: Bahá'ís Everywhere
Lesson 19: Shoghi Effendi
Lesson 20-24: Review
Lesson 25: Preparing for End of Year 1 Celebration
Lesson 26: Year End Celebration

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Dedicating to all mothers out there with love...

O ye loving mothers, know ye that in God's sight, the best of all ways to worship Him is to educate the children and train them in all the perfections of humankind; and no nobler deed than this can be imagined. (Selections from the Writings of Abdu'l-Baha)

O handmaid of God!... To the mothers must be given the divine Teachings and effective counsel, and they must be encouraged and made eager to train their children, for the mother is the first educator of the child. It is she who must, at the very beginning, suckle the newborn at the breast of God's Faith and God's Law, that divine love may enter into him even with his mother's milk, and be with him till his final breath. (Abdu'l-Baha, Selections from the Writings of Abdu'l-Baha, p. 138)

Let the mothers consider that whatever concerneth the education of children is of the first importance. Let them put forth every effort in this regard, for when the bough is green and tender it will grow in whatever way ye train it. Therefore is it incumbent upon the mothers to rear their little ones even as a gardener tendeth his young plants. Let them strive by day and by night to establish within their children faith and certitude, the fear of God, the love of the Beloved of the worlds, and all good qualities and traits. Whensoever a mother seeth that her child hath done well, let her praise and applaud him and cheer his heart; and if the slightest undesirable trait should manifest itself, let her counsel the child and punish him, and use means based on reason, even a slight verbal chastisement should this be necessary. It is not, however, permissible to strike a child, or vilify him, for the child's character will be totally perverted if he be subjected to blows or verbal abuse. (Abdu'l-Baha, Selections from the Writings of Abdu'l-Baha, p. 124)

Saturday, May 9, 2009

First Furutan Book 1 Resource Post! Baha'is Everywhere.

I'm been so busy busy busy with the coming of my little one that I haven't got time to update this post. But I have been collecting a lot of materials that are useful for Children Class and which will save you a lot of time in preparation.
So here's the first resource post:

For Furutan Book 1, Lesson 18: Bahais Everywhere

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If you wish to edit it, click on the icon 'Scribd' to open it in another window and click on 'download' to choose the format you want to download in. If you like to edit the document before printing, download in word .doc format.

This worksheet is for use freely in Bahai Children Class around the world.
Please pass the word on and share it. :)

Furutan Bk1 L18 Quotation-fruits of one tree unity

Click here for PDF Format

This is how it looks like when done :)

Poster on "Ye are the fruits of one tree..." Age 3-5 year old

Worksheet on "Ye are the fruits of one tree..." Age 6-8 year old

Happy Mothers' Day!

Here's dedicating a lovely quotation to all mothers out there:
O ye loving mothers, know ye that in God's sight, the best of all ways to worship Him is to educate the children and train them in all the perfections of humankind; and no nobler deed than this can be imagined.
(Abdu'l-Baha, Selections from the Writings of Abdu'l-Baha, p. 138)

Here's a picture of the art and craft we did.

Here's how:

If you have time you can pluck some flowers and leaves and put them in a book for about 1 week until the flowers/leaves dries. But I doubt we have so much time to prepare in our busy life. So here's a short cut I learnt from one of those Art n Craft TV shows.
What you need: 2 pieces of tiles, kitchen paper towel, assorted leaves and flowers, microwave
Here's how:
1. Arrange the fresh flowers/leaves on the paper towel, do not overlap as they will stick together.
2. Place the paper towel and flowers/leaves in between the 2 tiles-sandwich them together and put on 1 min high.
3. Take it out to check if flowers/leaves are dried up, they should be dried just nice. Some flowers have more moisture you may have to heat it for another 30 seconds or so. Do not over 'cook' it as it becomes brittle and breaks into piece.
Your flowers and leaves are ready!

What you need: A4 coloured paper, Gift Wrapper-used, Glue and Scissors
Here's how:
Paper 1) Cut a A4 coloured paper into 2
Paper 2) Cut a used gift wrapper into size 12 cm by 17cm
Paper 3) Cut another A4 paper into 4
Paste the above together

I printed Happy Mother's Day word and a poem prayer (not a Baha'i Prayer but it has wonderful meaning, you can replace this by choosing other quotations. I found from this website call Danielle's Place Crafts and Activities. It is a great resource for crafts too.)

Our thanks, O God, for our mothers,
Help them to follow thee.
And give them glad and trusting hearts.
May they find strength in thee.
By Joanna McKinney

Note - The poem can also be song to the tune of Amazing Grace.

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