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Hajj resources for kids

Hajj is fast approaching and once again we need to to explain to the Little Muslims what it’s all about.

There are a few good books out there that will help, and of course there’s YouTube videos of Makkah and Madina, as well as some lovely nasheeds.

Here are some books in our collection, and I hope to add more soon in sha Allah. If you know of any great Hajj books, please do let me know 🙂 – Razeena

 

 

 

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Titles in the picture

Going to Mecca

Lovely lyrical explanation of the all the steps of Hajj

Noor Kids go to Hajj

Simple comic style story explaining the basic concepts of Hajj

Hamza Learns about Hajj

Another simple and cute explanation of the basics of Hajj

Zayd Visits the two Holy Cities

In this book, Zayd goes for Umrah with his family. It is a good explanation of all the various rites as well a bit of background on all the special areas in and around Makkah.

A Little Tree Goes for Hajj e-book

A cute, simple tale about a tree that longs to go for Hajj.

The Story of Ibrahim AS

The story of Hajj cannot be complete without an explanation about Ibrahim AS. This book is a good, thorough explanation of Ibrahim AS for ages 6+.

How Ibrahim Came to Know Allah

A simple story introducing children to the Prophet Ibrahim AS.

Colours of Islam (The Story of Ibrahim)

One of the poems in this collection is The Story of Ibrahim – another good introduction to who he is.

The Story of the Elephant

Not a Hajj book, but it does mention Ibrahim’s AS du’a to Allah to protect the Ka’ba, and the beautiful pop-up Ka’aba is a great visual learning tool for kids.

Allah Loves Me (lesson on Hajj and Eid al Adha)

An introduction for KG kids on Hajj and Eid al Adha.

 

 

Other books not in the picture

The Perfect Gift

Zaahir and Jamel the Camel HAJJ

Hajj Harmonies

My Book of Hajj and Eid-ul-Adha

Makkah and Madinah Activity Book

 

YouTube Videos

Adam’s World 04 Take me to the Kaba

Here we come Allah – Dawud Wharnsby

 

Haa is for Hajj (Zaky)

The Hajj (Zain Bhikha)

Eid Al Adha Nasheed – Dawud Wharnsby

The Story of ZamZam

 

Other resources

Fabulous lap books from Iman’s Homeschool

For crafts, countdown calendars, ideas for giveaways, and so, so much more take a look at these posts –

Hajj for Kids – 10 Activities to Learn about Hajj on Productive Muslim
29 + Ideas for Hajj at home on Modest Munchies

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3 Times the FUN – with Colouring Pages

My friend Faaiza of Modest Munchies has helped me immensely through this READ Little Muslims journey. It is only fitting then, to have her as our very first GUEST BLOGGER!

Read On…

3 Times the Fun with colouring pages

 

Salaam,

My name is Faaiza and I blog at Modest Munchies , a food and baking blog. As a mum and teacher, it has also become an outlet for me to share some kids crafts and activities that I do with my son.

Today, I am here to tell you that colouring pages can be so much more than just a colouring activity. We all know them, we love them and they’re a great way to keep kids occupied. After a while colouring in can become boring, especially when all you do is colour. My 4 year old is at this stage now.

Using the Faatimah and Ahmed free activity book  as inspiration, I’ve put together a 3 crafts you can do with colouring in pages that go beyond just colouring. Try these with your kids for something a little more involved and fun.

 

  1. Make a mixed media art piece:

This one is fun, and can really get kids unleashing their creative side

 

You’ll need:

-a colouring in page

-glue

-pieces of mutli coloured/textured paper

-craft supplies (think buttons, ribbon, popsicle sticks, you don’t even need to buy anything, go into the yard and get sticks and leaves and anything else you can find)

-scissors

 

Give kids the glue, paper and supplies and let them go crazy, sticking and gluing and having fun.

 

Here are 2 we’ve done in the past:

A rainbow collage from the Faatimah and Ahmed free activity bookRainbow colouring in activity

and this mosque art landscape that was used in a Ramadan craft party  as well as a charity playdate.

Mixed Media Mosque Art

Tip: use colouring pages with bigger shapes for smaller children, this will be easier for their little hands.

 

  1. Make a puppet:

If your colouring pages contain people or even animals, you can easily turn them into little puppets.

 

You’ll need:

  • colouring in pages with drawings of people or animals
  • crayons or colour pencils
  • scissors
  • whole punch/ popsicle sticks

 

Colour in the drawing and cut it out along the edges. Punch holes where legs would go. Alternatively, you could glue a popsicle stick to the back of the each drawing.

 

Tip: ensure the wholes you punch are big enough for fingers to fit through. If using sticks, ensure the sticks are long enough to hold.

Faatimah and Ahmed - Puppets

These Faatimah and Ahmed puppets have already had a lego house built for them, they’ve met neighbouring puppets (Mr Square and Mrs Triangle) and they’ve been the motivation behind hours of imaginative play.

 

 

  1. Make a puzzle:

 

Use your colour in page to make a simple puzzle.

 

You’ll need:

  • colour in pages
  • crayons or colour pencils
  • marker
  • scissors
  • optional- laminator or card

 

Colour in the page as normal. Mark out curvy strips or shapes. Cut out the markings. Before marking and cutting you could stick some card to the back or laminate the puzzle to give it some longevity.

Make a Puzzle - with a colouring page

 

The next time you’re stuck for ideas after doing some colouring in, I hope you’ll give these a go.

 

 

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