Saturday, December 11, 2010

Hajj Book

Here is our Hajj Book. It's not exactly a lapbook, but it has activities.

Here is the cover. It's the same with model of Kaba I made.

There are two ayat about hajj and sacrifice...

In it are Signs Manifest; (for example), the Station of Abraham; whoever enters it attains security; Pilgrimage thereto is a duty men owe to Allah,- those who can afford the journey; but if any deny faith, Allah stands not in need of any of His creatures. (Surah Al-Imran, 97)
Therefore to thy Lord turn in Prayer and Sacrifice.. (Surah Al-Kauthar, 2)

On the first page there is "The Five Pillars of Islam". It's from The Five Pillarsof Islam...



On the second page, what hajj means and when it is. He went to Macca for umrah, so I want to pay attention time of hajj.


The meanings of hajji, ihram, tawaf, sa'ii, wuquf...


Prohibitions of Ihram....

Talbiyah...


What do we learn by Hajj?

The Kaba...

The sacrifice...

What do we do with the meat of the sacrifice?

Eidu'l Adha...

Tashreeq takbir...

What does sacrifice teach us?

Activity page...

A simple matching game. If you chose sa'ii, you have to find the pictures related to it and fold towards to centre...

Find the differecences between two pictures...

Farm animals to teach them in English...

Masjid Al-Haraam...

Kaba...

Stories and poem...

First story is about Zamzam water, about how it came out...

A poem about hajj...

Second story is about Humaira and her grandfahter who performed hajj.

If he solves this maze, he goes to Kaba.. :)

A puzzle...

The puzzle after solved...

Last page...

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Sun and Wind (story about humility)

Once upon a time, a dispute arose between the Wind and the Sun as to which was the more powerful of the two. The Wind (always a blow-hard) challenged the Sun to a contest that could resolve once and for all who was the stronger. Looking down, the two could see a lone Traveler making his way across the land—it was agreed that whichever would be the first to strip the man of his cloak should be accounted the victor.

The Wind began, and blew with all its might with blasts as cold and fierce as a Thracian storm; but (of course) the stronger and more furiously the Wind blew, the closer the Traveler wrapped his cloak around him, and the more tightly he grasped it with his hands. Finally, exhausted, the Wind gave up in despair.

Then the Sun (which had been hiding behind a cloud) came out and simply shone with warmth and brightness—in almost no time at all the Traveler felt the genial warmth, took off his cloak, and cast it on the ground.

Thus the Sun was declared the victor, and it has ever since been deemed that “persuasion is better than force”—and the sunshine of a kind and gentle manner is more efficacious than the force of blustering authority.

Prayer Rug Ideas for Kids



I made these prayer rugs. Two of them are for girls, blue one is for boys. If you have much time, you can decorate it in different ways.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Responsibility Tree


It's a different table which helps your kid to do more good deeds. For each deed a fruit is chosen and when the kid do that good deed, a star is put on that fruit. Here are good deeds on this tree:
  • folding pyjamas
  • finishing what is on his dish
  • helping mom & dad
  • repeating his course
  • starting with Basmalah for everything he does

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Dot to Dot Activity: Masjid


My son loves very very much to solve dot to dot activities. So I had to make one Islamic dot to dot worksheet for him :) It's from 1 to 90. I hope you and your child enjoy it too.



The picture is from a printable of sister Umm An-Nu'man from this lapbook.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Book: The Five Pillars of ─░slam

English version of the book I made for my son. It's about "The Five Pillars of Islam". Here is the front page.

An introduction page with dua' from Surah Ibrahim and a house reminding the hadeeth:
“Islam has been built upon five things – on testifying that there is no god save Allah, and that Muhammad is His Messenger; on performing salah; on giving the zakah; on Hajj to the House; and on fasting during Ramadhan.”

One is Shahada. "What is its meaning?" and "What happens when we say shahada?"

Two is Salah. Five daily prayers with pictures... (Pictures from Talibiddeenjr but I changed a bit.)

Three is Sawm. A fast day with pictures...

Four is Zakat. Its percentage, it does not decrease but increases our money, and it cleans our possessions.

Five is Hajj. Hajj makes everyone equal, it's in Dhil Hijjah...

Let's Repeat the five pillars of Islam and Let's Answer the questions about them.

Last page. Here is the lyrics of the nasheed "Buniyal Islamu 'ala Khamsin"
I hope you enjoyed it.

As soon as possible I will put its printable version insha Allah.
Edit: Here is the link you can download the file. I hope it is beneficial.


Monday, August 23, 2010

Wudu' Cards


For preschool age;

You can play with these cards using pictured sides. You may want him/her to put the cards in the right order. In Turkey we have song for it. If I try to translate, it’s something like that: Of course the ryhme is gone :)

Hands, mouth, nose, face

Arms, head and ears

After doing masah of neck

Feet must be washed

For older children;

You may want her/him to memorize wudu’ duas (Arabic or their meanings in English). You can show him/her a picture and want him to read the dua about it.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Lapbook: Ramadan

Here is my first lapbook. It's about Ramadan and fasting.

Cover...

Inside...

Details:
A fasting day cycle. (This idea is from here)

Inside the cycle. What should be done during fasting.

A short story book about first revelation.

Here is cover of the book.

The book is an "accordion book". It's very easy to make. You cand find here how to make it and different types of books.

Dua' cards.

Each day of Ramadan we pick one and read insha Allah.

A short article about Ramadan. (What is Ramadan? What did Muhammed (pbuh) used to do during Ramadan? etc. )

Hijri calendar. Rajab, Sha'ban and Ramadan are in different colour and Ramadan has lots of stars.

Religious riddle cards.

One of them is something like that:

An apple felt from the sky
It was divided into twelve
They ate eleven of them
"No", they said, for one .
The answer is Ramadan :)

Ramadan days trefoil. Its beginning is mercy, its midlle is forgiveness, its ending is liberation.

Ibadah chart. When my son;
prays with us we put a star on the prayer rug,
reads or tries to memorise Surah Al-Qadr that we intented to memorize during Ramadan, we put a star on the book,
tries to fast for 15 minutes or 30 minutes or 1 hour, we put a star on the plate,
puts coins into our sadaqa box, we put a star on the moneybox.
At the end of Ramadan, we will reward him insha Allah. We give small daily gifts too.

Moon cycle...

Hijri calendar is about moon phases, so it is very good idea to put it in a Ramadan lapbook. (This idea is from here.)

A puzzle...

The puzzle is made from this picture. The child is waiting for iftar...

It has 1oo pieces.

It is a bit hard to solve.

Ramadan dictionary cards....


What is the meaning of Ramadan, Sawm, Suhoor, Laylatu Al-Qadr, Taraveeh, Sadaqa Al-Fitr etc..