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 February 11, 2014  activities, Ayyam-i-Ha, family

Don’t miss our very special Ayyám-i-Há Giveaway – See details below!

Ayyam-i-Ha is rapidly approaching, and this year I wanted to share a fun activity inspired by my son.  Recently he played bingo for the very first time at preschool and had a blast!  He must have thought, “Finally!  All that work learning numbers is finally paying off!”  😉

So in his honor, I’ve created an Ayyam-i-Ha Bingo game that you can enjoy with your family or community this holiday.  I know what we’ll be doing this year!

Here is a sample page:

Ayyam-i-Ha Bingo - Alldonemonkey.com

I made 6 different bingo cards, plus the final sheet (“Bingo CARDS”) is meant to be cut up and used to randomly pick the numbers.  Please note that the nine-pointed star in the middle of each bingo card is designed to be a “free” space, so all players should put a marker there before play begins.

Download your FREE copy of Ayyám-i-Há Bingo!

For more Ayyam-i-Ha resources, visit our Ayyám-i-Há board on Pinterest, and join the conversation in our Bahá’í Parenting community on Google Plus!

Ayyám-i-Há Giveaway

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I am so excited to be joining with two of my favorite bloggers for a very special Ayyám-i-Há giveaway! For this contest, we want to see how YOU celebrate Ayyám-i-Há (or other favorite holiday) with your family and community. We have 3 exciting prize packages, so read below to see how you can enter to win!

1st Prize

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TWO volumes of digital CDs from Soulrise Melodies

Ayyám-i-Há: Fun Ideas for Children and Families by Varya Sanina-Garmroud and Leanna Guillén Mora: An e-book full of crafts, recipes, jokes, and printable activities!

2nd Prize

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 Gift certificate to Honey’s Hive Etsy Shop ($15 value): Can be used for any of the beautiful hand crafted jewelry or pdf tutorials (not for purchase of quilling or craft supplies or tools).

Ayyám-i-Há: Fun Ideas for Children and Families by Varya Sanina-Garmroud and Leanna Guillén Mora

3rd Prize

Ayyám-i-Há: Fun Ideas for Children and Families by Varya Sanina-Garmroud and Leanna Guillén Mora

 

How to Enter

You can enter by doing one or both of the following for up to two total entries:

1) Leave a comment on one of the participating blogs (see list below) telling us how you celebrate Ayyám-i-Há (or another favorite holiday!) with your family or community

2) Email a photo of the same to us at alldonemonkey {at} gmail {dot} com. Be sure to put Ayyám-i-Há Giveaway in the header.

Contest Rules

Contest closes on February 18, 2014, at midnight PT. Winners will be chosen by random draw. Winners will be informed within 48 hours of the close of the contest and have 48 hours to respond before another name is drawn. By submitting your comment and/or photo, you are granting us permission to use them in a post on “Ayyám-i-Há Around the World,” which will be published on February 28, 2014, on Multicultural Kid Blogs.

Participating Blogs

Creative World of Varya

All Done Monkey

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  7 Responses to “Ayyam-i-Ha Bingo and Giveaway!”

  1. I love learning about Ayyám-i-Há which is new to me and thank you for the fun bingo game!

  2. This year we hope to have a Spiritual Miner’s theme with games that correlate to the quote “Man is a mine rich in gems of inestimable value…” Children will “excavate” gems of virtue (glass beads with virtues and beautiful designs) enter a dark “cave” that they must illumine (with a flash light) to see drawings, quotes, and pictures of goodly deeds and beautiful celebrations. Fun miner’s helms to crown themselves with His word and action. We will also use a beautiful box for a “treasure chest” to give and receive small gifts. I’m sure to find more inspiration but I am thrilled with the idea of spiritual miners as physical miners work hard and must work in unity to achieve their goals. Would love to hear more ideas too!
    BTW just found this blog and it is a light for this lonely little mama!

    • Wow, Tara, that is such an amazing idea!! Thank you for sharing! What a great use of the quote and wonderful parallels with physical miners. So nice to connect with you! Oh by the way, would you mind sharing which country you are located in? Thanks!

  3. Wow that sounds like a lot of fun! I have been a Baha’i since 1969 and I now have 9 grandchildren ! Years ago the local grocery store would give away the flowers (tulips,hyacenths and roses) that were left over from Valentine’s Day that we would fill the house just in time for Feb 26th Ayyam-i-Ha’ and the young ones would choreograph a show for the parents. I remember using the album with Bill Sears on the cover “Grandfather” surrounded by little ones (I sure wish I had it now !) nine pointed star cookies and beautiful cakes…I am ever so proud to talk about that 1st baby community and how resourceful we all were! I would like to make my grandchildren’s celebration even more memorable!

  4. So as my kids are getting bigger, 3 years and 10 months as of now, I find myself constantly looking for opportunities to make our Bahai celebrations something to look forward to. As my son is understanding more now, I decorated the house, put of stockings for their gifts, put up banners so the house looks different and I tell him it’s for ayyam I ha. Just yesterday we sent out an email to our Bahai friends in our community and neighboring town about an ayysm I ha party at our home. It’ll focus on the younger kids but I’m thinking of making this an annual thing. Growing up in India, where everyone participated in most religious festivals, it wasn’t a struggle for our parents to lake our own celebrations a big deal. The west makes it a little harder with emphasis on Christmas mostly and the unrelated materialism but I’m enjoying spearheading these new traditions for my own kids. 🙂

  5. I have a 3 yr old and a 7 mo old. We celebrate Ayyam-i-Ha by decorating the house with strings of light. I also made a banner last year. Every year I hope to add more to the decor. This year I’m going to make a few more paper shape banners. When my daughter was a few months old, I had someone make a beautiful wooden treasure chest for us just for Ayyam-i-Ha. On each day of Ayyam-i-Ha, we put presents for each other in the treasure box and open it together. This year with my parents and brothers, who are also Baha’is, we are going to try to make sugar cookie, baha’i temples (kind of like gingerbread houses). It should be fun! On the days of Ayyam-i-Ha, my daughter (3) and I are going to visit a few elderly friends and give them cards. We also made and donated some bookmarks to the library. Every year I hope to get better at this.

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