Session 7

Science of Gratitude – Session 7

Objective:

Wan najmu wash shajaru yasjudan

And by the herbs and trees , both bow in adoration

These things submit to Allah entirely, both the things that grow in the ground and the things that grow in the branches. 

We also grow in the earth. 

When we standing and when we do sajda also submit to Allah. 

Everything grows from the sunshine. We get Vitamin D that helps us grow too. Connection to last week ayat. 

 

ME WANT FOOD!

Props

Monsters Poster 

Sunday to Saturday on Sheila with masking tape. 

Energy from food poster

White board ready with game on it. 

Images and foods for the game stuck on. 

Plastic boxes with the foods needed for the play.

Plates to show the eating and asraf so table ends up with 7 wasted food plates. 

Blue table 

 

Actors

actor 1 – Junior monster

actor 2 – Mummy monster

actor 3 – Brother monster

actor 4 – Sister Monster

 

NO SCIENTIST START UP TODAY 😉

 

In a planet not far from earth lived the MONSTERS!

actor 5 to remove the Sheila covering the poster that says Monsters.  

Some of you might remember them. 

They loved all sorts of things like cookies, sweetcorn, mint lemonade, apples, tomatoes, cheese on toast, chicken, crunchy nut corn flakes, walnuts and  ice cream to name a few

actor 5 to ask audience what they like. 

 

Look! Here they are!

 

Monster rhyme part 1 same edit words

actor 1, actor 3 and actor 4 to come on stage making Hwww Hwww monster sounds and we begin the rhyme part 1

 

actor 2 to bring out Sheila with Sunday masking taped to it. 

Sunday 

 

Me want food! Me want food! Me want food!

Crunch! Yumm yumm! Crunch! Nyam nyam nyam!

I love carrots. Give me carrots! Naym Nyam Nyam. 

actor 1, actor 3, actor 4 to say one after another and then together me want food in a sort of monster voice. Then from the table put carrots on plates and eat leaving some carrots and doing asraf.  

 

actor 2 to bring out Sheila with Monday masking taped to it. 

Monday 

Me want food! Me want food! Me want food!

Crunch! Yumm yumm! Crunch! Nyam nyam nyam!

I love my celery. Give me celery. Nyam Nyam Nyam.

actor 1, actor 3, actor 4 to say one after another and then together me want food in a sort of monster voice. Then from the table put celery on plates and eat leaving some celery and doing asraf.  

 

actor 2 to bring out Sheila with Tuesday masking taped to it. 

Tuesday 

 

Me want food! Me want food! Me want food!

Crunch! Yumm yumm! Crunch! Nyam nyam nyam!

I love my walnuts. Give me walnuts. Nyam Nyam Nyam.

actor 1, actor 3, actor 4 to say one after another and then together me want food in a sort of monster voice. Then from the table put some walnuts on plates and eat leaving some walnuts and doing asraf.  

 

actor 2 to bring out Sheila with wednesday masking taped to it. 

Wednesday 

 

Me want food! Me want food! Me want food!

Crunch! Yumm yumm! Crunch! Nyam nyam nyam!

I love my Banana. Give me banana. Nyam Nyam Nyam.

actor 1, actor 3, actor 4 to say one after another and then together me want food in a sort of monster voice. Then from the table put some bananas on plates and eat leaving half eaten bananas and doing asraf.  

 

actor 2 to bring out Sheila with Thursday masking taped to it. 

Thursday 

Me want food! Me want food! Me want food!

Crunch! Yumm yumm! Crunch! Nyam nyam nyam!

I love my grapes. Give me grapes. Nyam Nyam Nyam.

actor 1, actor 3, actor 4 to say one after another and then together me want food in a sort of monster voice. Then from the table put some grapes on plates and eat leaving some grapes and doing asraf.  

 

actor 2 to bring out Sheila with Friday masking taped to it. 

Friday 

Me want food! Me want food! Me want food!

Crunch! Yumm yumm! Crunch! Nyam nyam nyam!

I love my onions. Give me onions. Nyam Nyam Nyam.

actor 1, actor 3, actor 4 to say one after another and then together me want food in a sort of monster voice. Then from the table put some onions on plates and eat leaving some onion rings and doing asraf.  

 

actor 2 to bring out Sheila with Friday masking taped to it. 

Saturday 

Me want food! Me want food! Me want food!

Crunch! Yumm yumm! Crunch! Nyam nyam nyam!

I love my tomatoes. Give me tomatoes. Nyam Nyam Nyam

actor 1, actor 3, actor 4 to say one after another and then together me want food in a sort of monster voice. Then from the table put some tomatoes on plates and eat leaving some tomatoes and doing asraf.  

 

Mum watched the monsters eat all week. She noticed something was wrong. They ate all kinds of food without a fuss or fight but they were eating without thinking and thanking. And they were wasting. 

actor 2 to come and do a walking taffakur on stage and on one corner, actor 1 actor 4 and and actor 3 are playing some game or something.

 

We don’t eat just to eat, we eat to fuel our bodies with energy. Then use this energy in Allahs way. We must not waste the energies that are used to make these foods. 

actor 2 to pick up poster here 

 

Ahhha! I know. I will play a game with them. Playing and fun are the way Monsters learn things. Its their language. 

actor 2 eyes light up and you get the white board with the game ready and pretend to add finishing touches to your game

 

Mum made a match the food to the body game. 

Monsters! Monsters! Where are you? I got a game for you. 

 

Hwww Hwwww! Hwwww! 

actor 1 and actor 3 and actor 4 to reply mums call and come centre stage

 

Me love games! Me love games! 

actor 1 actor 3 and actor 4 say together

Today I got all these foods. They look like different parts of your body. I want you to match the food to the body. All you gotta do is draw an arrow from the food to the body part with your marker here. 

 

Me love game! Me love game! actor 1 actor 3 actor 4 say again

 

Call each part out loud and engage the audience so they are giving the answers. actor 2 and Monsters do this part yourselves engaging the audience. Be sure to make sure the audience can see

Carrot –eye 

actor 2 to say after each one is matched correctly.

Carrot gives eye energy

Wanuts – brain 

actor 2 to say: Walnuts give brain energy

Celery – bone 

actor 2 to say: Celery gives bone energy

Tomatoes- pumping heart 

actor 2 to say: Tomatoes give pumping heart energy

Onions – cell 

actor 2 to say: Onions give body cell energy

Grapes – lung 

actor 2 to say: grapes give lung alvioli energy

Banana – smile 

actor 2 to say: Banana’s give smile energy

 

Well done, monsters! You know Allah made all these foods to give special energy to each part of our body. 

But Mummy! What about all these trees? Asked Junior monster

A wonderful question junior. 

Can you now match the tree to the food. 

 

Once again, get the audience involved in guessing by showing them the tree or herb and sticking it next to the fruit it belongs. 

 

Well done monsters. actor 2 to say yourself.

 

Mummy! Some of these foods grow down in the ground and some grow in the branches noticed Junior. Yes! You are absolutely right. 

Allah has made foods that give us energy from both the ground and the branches. 

actor 1 actor 3 actor 4 to look at the board and point and pretend to ask

 

Look, lets add a big sun here, cause all the food we eat grows from sun energy 

actor 2 to draw a sun with the marker on top. Big drawings. Be sure to draw by allowing audience to see. Other monsters stand on the side so audience can see.

and lets add some water here cause all the food we eat grows from water energy 

actor 2 to draw some clouds and rain

and lets add some wind here cause all the food grows from wind energy 

actor 2 to draw some wind 

and lets draw some soil here cause all the food grows from earth energy 

actor 2 to draw some dots dots to look like soil

and lets draw some butterflies and birds here cause foods grow from butterflies and birds pollinating flowers energy 

actor 2 to draw some butterfly and birds

and lets draw some insects cause all the birds need to eat insects so they get energy and we can go on and on. 

actor 2 to draw some insects – quick drawings no need for detail

 

Mum! So much energy is used to make the food we eat.

actor 1 to pretend to ask

Yes! actor 2 to nod your head

 

I’m not going to waste my food mum. That’s a waste of Allah’s amazing energy laws. actor 1 to pretend to say

 

Mum had tears in her eyes for her young monsters had understood it themselves. 

actor 2 to cry some happy tears

 

Mum opened her Quran and read. 

Wan najmu was shajaru yasjudan. actor 2 to read yourself

And by the herbs and the trees that bow in love for Allah. 

 

What does that mean mummy asked Junior monster.

actor 1 to pretend to ask

That means that everyday the herbs and trees listen to and serve Allah by becoming energy for us through the food we eat. We want to strive to be like them and listen to and serve Allah too.

 

Me think eat and thank said Junior monster. Me think eat and thank. 

actor 1 actor 4 actor 3 to say

 

Mr 2 T rhyme here. actor 5 to come on with Mr 2 T tank and recite rhyme and then we complete the monster part 2 rhyme

 

Thank you Allah for all the food we eat that gives our bodies energy. We will not waste our food and your energy laws.

 

This week, Purple will also be down in Mawla’s garden.

STATIONS

 

Herbs and Spices

 

Children get to smell and name the herbs and spices. 

Then they guess if it grew in the ground or in the branches. 

Is it najm or is it shajar

 

Then look at how each one helps.

 

HERBS AND SPICES

 

Children get to smell each of the herbs and spices and match them to the tree or herb they came from. 

While you do that, talk about how each one serves its purpose and completely serves Allah by helping us in these beautiful ways. 

Just as these grow either in the ground or in the branches, we also want to be like. We grow in the earth too and we want to serve Allah all the time receiving the goodness from these foods. Talk about how that herb or spice helps us

Children are welcome to taste these if they like. 

 

Mint – aids digestion or if you got a case of the farts 😉 

Relaxes colon muscles and also gives you healthy hair and helps with headache

GROWS IN THE GROUND

 

Coriander- lowers bad colestrol, increases good colestrol, helps poop move down, helps with arthritis

GROWS IN THE GROUND

 

Dill – helps with gas , breath freshener, helps in all round health

GROWS IN THE GROUND

 

Basil – Anti stress, pain and fever reducer, anti inflammatory

GROWS IN THE GROUND

 

Cinnamon stick – helps body fight infection and bacteria

Is the BARK OF THE TREE

 

Cloves – Kills oral bacteria, regulate blood sugar

GROWS ON THE BRANCHES – IT’S A FLOWER

 

Peppercorns – Helps you digest food

GROWS IN THE BRANCHES IN BUNCHES A LITTLE LIKE GRAPES

 

Cumin seeds / Jeera – Fights disease and falling ill.

GROWS IN THE GROUND

 

End your station with a SAJDA for we have learnt how the herbs and spices obey Allah and serve Him by serving us. 

We also want to be like the herbs and spices we eat and serve and obey Allah. 

 

LEMONADE MAKE AND DRINK – actor 2 – Blue

 

Show the children how 2 main ingredients, one that grows in the earth and one that grows in the branches comes together to serve us in such an amazing way. 

They both serve Allah by serving us for that is the purpose. 

Mint leaves help us with digestion.

 

Take the children for a nature walk in the garden to see the lemon tree and the mint growing in the garden and how one grows in the ground and one grows up in the branches. 

 

Life skill. Children get to make and have a lemonade drink and have a taste. Yummy

As they taste it, they feel it do so nice. The lemon is serving Allah by providing us with Vitamin C and the mint is helping our tummies feel nice and all the while refreshing us so nicely. 

We also want to be a refreshment to others in our lives. Lets serve Allah and sujood in this way. 

End your station with a SAJDA in awe and thanks to Allah

 

THANK YOU MAMA COW FOR MY ICE CREAM – actor 1 and actor 3 – Yellow

Children get to feed the cow some grass. Grass grows in the ground. It is eaten by the cow. Mama Cow also lives on the earth. Mama Cow has 4 stomachs. You can show the older children an image of the cow and how it processes the grass to get milk. Image on ipad. She processes what she eats and produces milk. Children get to pull on the glove and experience how we get milk. 

 

Talk about how the milk is churned and frozen to make ice cream. When we eat ice cream, we are thankful for grass which grows in the ground which is where it starts from. 

Milk is a source of calcium and potassium for our bodies. Pottasium keeps the pressure in our blood good. 

 

The wafer cone is made of wheat. Wheat is a source of energy for us. 

Put the two together, milk, wheat and you get a package that is serving Allah by serving us. This is Allah’s JUST design in making us but making everything we needed too. 

 

Children enjoy an ice cream cone and give thanks to Allah. 

Talk about how the cow so willingly serves Allah everyday by making milk daily. Mama cow makes milk to serve humankind. Lets also be so willing to serve Allah from the energy we receive from what we eat. Do a SAJDA 

Fun riddle to end. 

Say silk 3 times. Then ask the kids. What do cows drink?

The answer is water, most of them may say milk. 

Share how they make lots of milk for all of us but they drink water, not milk. 

 

You are what you eat. –  actor 5 – Green

 

Show the children these different foods. Once they know what they are, show them the tree from which they grow. 

Now they need to place the different foods on the stick human to make a person who has all these body parts. 

Talk about how the food we eat gives us energy to fuel the different parts of our body. 

 

Brain – Walnut – gives us thinking energy

GROWS IN THE TREES

Carrot – eyes – full or beta carotene good for the eyes

GROWS UNDER THE GROUND

Banana – smile – give us tryptophan which produces serotonin – make you smile – GROWS IN THE TREES

Tomato – Heart – show the 4 parts of the tomoto, just like heart – GROWS IN THE BRANCHES

Stomach – ginger – helps us digest foods

IS A ROOT< GROWS UNDER THE GROUND

Bones – celery – has silicon which helps molecules in bones

GROWS IN THE GROUND

Lungs – Grapes – Keeps the lungs healthy

GROWS IN THE BRANCHES

Cells – Onions – removes waste from the cells.

GROWS IN THE GROUND

Kidney – Kidney beans – high in fibre, protein and iron.

GROW IN PODS IN BRANCHES

End with a SAJDA 

 

Fatema’s fruit – actor 4 – Purple

Bibi Fatema whose birthday we are celebrating gave all her energies to serve Allah. She is the best role model and guide. When we follow her example, we become Fatema’s Fruit.

Children get to learn to make fruit kebabs and older purple children will how to make their very own mini edible Fruit bouquet with watermelon, green grapes, purple grapes, pineapple piece, strawberries and green and orange melon.

 

Children will make their very own edible arrangement. 

Younger children will make fruit kebabs on sticks. 

Purple group can learn to make edible arrangement

Just as these fruits have grown and provide us with great energy in our bodies as they serve Allah always, lets take a lesson and be like them and take Bibi Fatema as our role model. She served Allah like najm and shajaru yasjudan. 

Connect to how these fruits grow in the ground and in the branches. 

Melons, strawberries, pineapples, grow down in the ground while grapes grow from the branches. You can show them the stalk of the grapes.  

Let us be Fruits in Fatema’s garden who have grown with her love and legacy. 

Talk about how Bibi FAtema had a garden called Fadaq that was gifted to her. It had water and dates and cloaks and gave lots from the ground and the branches. When we eat Saudi dates, we eating from Fadaq.

 

End with a SAJDA 

 

This is just for you to read, scientists. Not for the station. Just did some research and sharing. 

Fatema’s Fadaq

Bibi FAtema was gifted Fadaq. Fadaq was a city situated 2-3 days travel from Medina. It had water and date palm trees. 

12: 83

Income from Fadaq was 40,000 dinars – 50,000 dirhmas

 

RAsullulah planted 11 fruit trees in Fadaq and they would give fruit from Fadaq to pilgrims coming for Hajj

 

One side Mount uhud, the other side is al arish in Egypt and the other side the coastland and the other side Damwat al Jandal.

 

Funds from Fadaq could fuel not one family but a whole army which is what Umar said when He didn’t want it to be returned to Bibi Fatema saying how would we fuel the army – and tore the papers. 

 

How did Rasullulah get Fadaq?

“When the Prophet (s) returned from Khayber, he sent Muhisa bin Masood to propagate Islam to the people of Khayber. The leader of the Jews of Khayber at that time was Yusha bin Nun. The people of Fadak refused to accept Islam, but offered to give them half of their Land of Fadak. The Prophet (s) took half the land and allowed them to live there. This half Land of Fadak was property of the Prophet (s), as the Muslims didn’t ride horses over it”. 

Angel revealed to RAsullulah to give due right to dhil kurba. 

This means Bibi Fatema and to give right was to give Fadaq

Rasullulah gave Bibi fAtema Fadaq and with a written document

Muhammad bin Abdullah bin Abdul Muttalib bin Hashim bin Abd Manaf has given this piece of land, whose premises are known, to his daughter Fatima Zahra. And after her, this land is entrusted to her children. And anyone who denies it after hearing it, then it’s sin is on his head. And Allah is “Sami” and “Aleem”. 

 

Look at food good for 

brain – walnuts

heart – tomato – look a like and lycopene in tomatoes reduce heart disease

ginger – look a like and has gingerole good for stomach

Bones – celery – look a like and have silicon which is part of structure of bones

Eyes – carrot – beta carotene good for prevention of macular degeneration and look like eye 

Grapes – look like alveoli in lungs.

 

Kidneys – Kidney beans 

Olives – ovaries

Banana – looks like smile and makes you smile cause has happy hormone energized

Human cell – onions – look a like and ø