HUGE List of Hajj Resources for Kids

Huge list of Hajj Resources

It’s that of year again, Hajj season is approaching alhamdulilaah, and what better way to teach kids about hajj than with some fun and challenging activities (like Hajj Inspired STEM activities)

Every child has a different learning style so in order to help them reach their true potential, we should always try to give them a multi-channel learning experience. That is why we have compiled this huge list of resources so that you can use it to teach your children about Hajj, Dhul hijjah and Eidul- Adha. This list includes books, hands- on activities and videos. I hope you’ll find these resources helpful as you explore Hajj with your children. We are having a wonderful time using some of these resources and as always we’re happy to pass our road map on to you! Bookmark this page so you can come back to it whenever you are in need of some inspiration.

Hajj lap-books and activity books:

“Find resources for Dhul Hijjah, The Prophet’s Farewell ceremony, History of Hajj, Eidul- Adha and much more.”

“A four day Hajj activity challenge that helps your child learn about hajj and memorize the Talbiyah”

“Hajj lapbooks for different age groups that include Hajj day by day activity, Hajj map and much more”

“This pack includes hajj counting cards, animal matching, the colors of hajj and Dhul Hijjah Spelling.”

“This theme pack is a small supplementary pack that can be used when teaching preschool and kindergarten children about Hajj.”

This Hajj themed activity books helps your child with scissors and fine motor skills.”

“Simple, fun ideas and activities to introduce Hajj and help lay a foundation for preschoolers. Creative activities for children aged 5-7, each one laid out to include a key learning point, Quran verse, lesson introduction, materials list, simple instructions and a photograph.”

 

Watch Hajj Videos:

“Want to learn how to perform Hajj? This video will give you the complete and brief explanation to performing hajj step by step.”

“Makkah is considered once of the most Sacred Places on earth for Muslims. Therefore, Simply Seerah Studios has presented a short clip which covers the History of Makkah in 3D format.”

“As part of the exhibition, Hajj: journey to the heart of Islam, the British Museum asked what this journey is like”  

An Arabic explanation of how to perform hajj with English subtitles (a great way to expose children to the Arabic language)

“This video highlights the rituals and duties of pilgrimage i.e. how to perform Hajj, in their holy journey to Makkah.”

Virtual Hajj:

Great way for older kids to learn the steps of Hajj

More in depth and great for all ages, lots of pictures. 

Hajj Vocabulary:

 

Hajj Maps and Info graphics: (Visual)

 

Read about Hajj:

“Come with the pilgrims as they set out on a journey, a journey of patience to the city of Mecca.” We are led on the journey of a lifetime to the city of Mecca – the pilgrimage known to Muslims as the Hajj.

Age recommended: 5+

“In the first story, In Allah’s Orbit, Asad draws a parallel between the planets rotating around the sun with pilgrims doing Tawaaf around the Kaa’ba – internalizing a belief that Allah (SWT) is the center of our lives.

In the second story, Lost & Found, Amira learns about the power of prayer as she asks for Allah (SWT) for help when she is lost – taking a page from the story of Lady Hajar and Baby Ismail in Mecca.”

Recommended age: 3+

Hamza is 5 years old and has just started kindergarten. He loves to ask questions and learn more about Islam. He loves to be the center of attention and has a wild imagination.

Age recommended: 4+

This beautifully illustrated book explains the importance of the annual pilgrimage with special focus on Prophet Muhammad’s Hajj (Salalaahu alaihi wasalam).

Recommended age: 9+

Parents and teachers will find such books useful in teaching today’s children about Islamic beliefs and practices. The book My Hajj Fun Book, has activities like word searches, crosswords and puzzles.

Recommended age: 9+  

This early reader rhyming series is based upon a young Muslim boy (Zaahir) and his furry friend (Jamel the Camel). Come along with them and experience the pleasure and joy of this beautiful Hajj journey. This book comes complete with an Islamic Quiz, Arabic Activity, Glossary and much more.

Recommended Age: 5+

In this chapter book follow Jamila and Fasfoose (the mouse) on a a once-in-a-lifetime journey to Mecca. Along the way they learn new languages and important valuable lessons about how Allah gives the gift of senses, feelings and thought for us to use wisely in order to choose the right path, and to trust our inner feelings.

Recommended age: 5+

A story told by a boy who went on a journey with his family to perform `Umrah. All the things have been described in an interesting manner, right from the start of the journey. What to say while leaving one’s house, while getting into the car, while traveling, while stopping to take a rest – all supplications have been denoted.

Recommended age: 8+

A delightful journey of Hajj by Ibraheem AS and his encounter with the idol worshipers, King Nimrod and sacrificing his son in obedience to God’s commandment.

Recommended age: 7+

 

Read about Eidul Adha :

Sarah is sad because she cannot find an Eid gift for her mother, so she takes a walk along the secret path in the woods that always makes her feel better. There she finds the first flower of spring—God’s perfect gift to the world.

Recommended age: 7+

That year Eid ul-Adha, Christmas and Hanukkah were around the same time. Little Batulâ’s parents were worried about their children learning their own values and having a good Eid celebration in the US.

Recommended age: 5+

This Eid, Aneesa should be happy. But, her parents are thousands of miles away for the Hajj pilgrimage. At the prayer hall, Aneesa meets two sisters who are dressed in ill-fitting clothes for the holiday. She soon discovers that the girls are refugees..

Recommended age: 7+

Follow along as Hamza learns about Eid-ul-Adha.

Recommended age: 5+

 

Just for Fun Coloring Pages:

Hajj Harmonies takes children along a melodious journey through the pillars of Hajj and the Islamic requirements for making pilgrimage to the Holy city of Makkah. Share the beauty of Hajj with the children in your life through lyrical nursery rhymes and coloring pages. (Recommended age: 3+)

Makkah and Madinah with this fun sticker activity book,  features dot-to-dot drawings, coloring fun, puzzles to solve, and over sixty stickers to stick. (Age recommended: 3+)

 

 

Test your knowledge: (for older kids)

26 question (age recommended 8+) colorful, bright pictures.

12 questions (age recommended 10+)

 Play a timed quiz, with 10 questions (age recommended 10+)

 

Arts and Crafts: (Hajj, Dhul-Hijja and Eid)

Additional Learning Ideas and Inspiration

  •  Pretend to be a travel agent (estimate how much it will cost to go perform Hajj)
  •  Pretend to be a tour guide in Makkah (show all the places hujaaj visit)
  •  Pack a suitcase (what would you take?)
  •  Watch the LIVE feed from Makkah and Madina
  •  Start a Dua diary (Write all the dua’s you will make when you go to Hajj one day inshaa allah)
  •  Memorize the Talbiyya
  •  Copy work (Quran ayaat on Hajj)
  •  Hajj Role Play
  •  Treasure Hunt
  •  Bake
  •  Finger Painting
  •  A Dhul Hijjah Journal
  •  Sensory bins
  •  Nature Walk (collecting small pebbles)
  •  Interview a Haaji/ Haajiyah
  •  Write a Hajj story/ poetry
  •  Set up a tent outside (Mina) and take a nap
  •  Make a play dough of Hajj places (Muzdalifah, Mina, Mount Arafa
  •  Play dress up
  •  Make you own jigsaw puzzle (print a picture, using mod podge put on a cardboard and cut)
  •  Research
  • Write a newspaper article
  • Make a Hajj brochure
  • Play a board game like the Hajj board game
  •  (Shapes) Scavenger hunt (Can you see something square like the Kaaba? Can you find a dome shape? what about a triangle?)
  •  Make and Play your own Hajj Bingo game
  •  Shaving cream painting (messy play)
  •  Decorate the house for Eid

 

If you have found this a useful list please do share it with other educators, mothers and homeschoolers 🙂 Jazakumullah khairan.

Huge list of Hajj Resources

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Loving mother of two, former Islamic School educator turned homeschooler. I love bargains, Eid and traveling and have visited 13 countries in 4 continents many in the quest of seeking beneficial knowledge. This is the space I share the little knowledge I have acquired along the way.

5 thoughts on “HUGE List of Hajj Resources for Kids

  1. Ayeina

    Hats off girl. That is indeed a very comprehensive list mashaaAllah tabaarakAllah ❤ Hajj articles always do really well. That’s what we’ve noticed with out website so far. Every year around hajj time, the stats go crazy ? so this one’s a great timely piece!

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    1. samira

      Mashaa allah, we were using some of the resources and thought everyone can benefit from this. Lots of our favorite bloggers work hard to get this content up and we appreciate it alhamdulilah. Do share it with others 😉

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    2. josy

      MashaAlllah, I agree with you sister. I am so impressed as well! Sister Samira put alot of work into it. May Allah reward her.

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  2. Alizah Ali

    Jazakillah for compiling this quite comprehensive list, may Allah reward you immensely for your effort dear sister.
    Also, thank you for sharing our Hajj Lego diorama here for the benefit of others.

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    1. samira

      You are welcome sister, May Allah reward you for inspiring us with your creativity.

      Reply

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