With Ramadan here Alhamdulilah, what better time than now to teach the kids about the pillars of Islam as well as develop some problem solving skills. These practical problems relate to the muslim child, and make learning fun and meaningful, while helping to develop a strong sense of Islamic identity.
Click below for this Ramadan activity pack which encompasses multiple ages as we have added a page of Ramadan Word problems for preschool all the way up to 5th grade.
Click here for a coloring page, which helps children learn how to properly break their fast, and the dua they should make.
As for the Pillars of Islam craft which happens to be very eco-friendly, children are provided with a visual representation on why practicing the pillars of Islam is so important in “upholding” our deen.
Since I have 4 children, I had them each pick a “pillar of Islam” to decorate, while discussing its virtues. After we finished, we experimented with the pillars, and tested what would happen if we removed one or more of the pillars.
A fun experiment would be to try blow the structure down with all of the pillars present, and with some of them were removed. Alhamdullilah, the kids were able to come to a fast realization that the more pillars there were, the stronger the structure would be 😉 .
As you can see, we were able to create 2 versions using the same model by placing English on one side with Arabic on the other.
To make the Pillars of Islam craft, you will need:
Here is the Arabic Vocabulary you will need to complete this activity:
Shahada الشَهادة (Testimony of Faith)
Salah الصلاة (Prayer)
Zakah الزكاة (Charity)
Sawm الصوم (Fasting)
Hajj الحج (pilgrimage)
Note: If your child is able to memorize the hadiths, it’s encouraged that they should do so inshaa Allaah.
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