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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 ūüôā – 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 ‚Äď 10 Activities to Learn about Hajj¬†on Productive Muslim
29 + Ideas for Hajj at home on Modest Munchies

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Learning the 99 names of Allah – Activity for Kids

 

Faiza Baig is the founder of IlmKids Place Рa company that provides monthly boxes filled with learning activities, resources, ideas and inspiration all with an Islamic theme.

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“IlmKidsPlace is a du’a come true. Our foundation is built out of passion for encouraging lifelong learners. We design fun, hands on activities that help nurture curiosity and creativity in children.¬†We¬†believe that learning and growing happens all the time, whether in the kitchen, at the playground, or on a trip.¬† We emphasize learning Islam with fun and creative hands-on activities that build a love for seeking knowledge.¬† IlmKidsPlace wanted to simplify the process for parents and educators so that they can spend quality time exploring and learning.”

Faiza was kind enough to come up with a handy activity that can be used to help teach the 99 names of Allah to children. Those who follow us on Facebook and Instagram know that we are counting down the 99 names of Allah to Ramadan.

Read on..

Trying to teach the names of Allah to children can be a challenging task. It is difficult for the children to completely grasp and comprehend the meaning of Allah’s beautiful Names. An activity that can help children better learn the names of Allah is to associate the names with an image. For example, Al-Muhyi (Giver of life), an image of a small plant sprouting can make the abstract concept more concrete for the child. Further discussion about the names will help solidify the connection.

 

The following activity will give the child a better understanding of the names of Alllah as well as help he or she memorize the Name and meaning. This hands-on activity will also develop fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination and enhance creativity.  A sample set of images are included with this activity that you may use as a starting point.

Instructions

1) Start by selecting 10 Names of  Allah

2) Study their meaning and looks for images that can be associated with them (Magazines, newspaper, online).

3) Cut out the images and glue them on a large sheet of paper

4) Talk about and reflect on the names and there meaning

5) Continue to work on more names as the child gets comfortable

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Use the images above as a starting point and then continue by finding your own. Involve your children in the process too and watch how this will make them appreciate and ponder on everything they come across.

 

More about IlmKids Place

“Our team includes highly educated professionals with a masters in education pursuing her doctorate in education, bachelors in psychology pursuing her doctorate in learning development.¬† Further, they have Montessori and developmental psychology training and have worked in a Montessori school and Islamic School settings.

Our advisory board includes experts in general and special education, psychology, art, nutrition and science to ensure we’re delivering appropriate and hands on¬†projects. Our child development advisers review our activities to ensure they are appealing, enriching and authentic according to Quran and Sunnah. Our dedicated team hopes to bring delight in every box. We feel privileged to be given the opportunity from Allah to put a share in enriching the Ummah.”

IlmKids Place do ship worldwide. Contact them for options.

You can also find them on Facebook and Instagram.

Inspiration can come from the simplest place

Often we can be inspired by something very simple and somewhat straightforward.

Children’s books are one of those things that seem simple, but can be very inspiring. There are many articles which mention¬†some of the best children’s books quotes – from regular books.

This article published on muslimmatters.org highlights some inspiring quotes from Islamic Children’s books.

Take a look here –¬†http://muslimmatters.org/2015/03/29/muslimkidsmatter-inspiring-quotes-from-islamic-childrens-books/

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