Due to the current pandemic, many play centres and playgrounds have shut, play dates are a no-no, schools and madressas are closed in certain countries, and even going to a relatives house is off the list. So keeping the kids entertained at home is perhaps close to impossible whilst you get work or household chores done.
Here is a list of 19 Islamic art crafts, activities, and printables for kids that will keep them occupied for the next few weeks. Most of them incorporate items you have on hand at home already, but just a few of them may require a sneaky online purchase.
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19 Islamic Art Crafts, Activities, and Printables for Kids
1. Paper Mache Mosque
Building a paper mache mosque is perhaps the easiest craft one can do with their kids, but why not get the whole family involved and see if you can build a mega mosque! Any cardboard boxes will work here and old newspapers too.
2. My Daily Dua Book
A lovely printable colouring book with over 30 pages of daily duas and meanings.
3. Prophet Printable
Tiny Teachings is an online learning resource aimed at young children. They sell printable activities book which are based around different prophets like Prophet Adam and Prophet Sulaiman. The animals in Islam book is also worth the purchase.
*Link to activity: https://tidd.ly/2XRhDX3
4. My First Dua Book
This is one of our favourites on the list. Using your child’s hands as a template, you can create a simple and easy mini dua book that can keep growing in size, the more duas you add. This can be a great keepsake for when they grow up.
Link to Activity: https://www.themuslimahguide.com/my-first-dua-book-diy/
5. Five Pillars of Islam Craft
With everyone at home again, we’re sure you’ll be flying through the toilet rolls and must have plenty of spare cardboard rolls lying around! This craft incorporates painting, sellotaping, and a key lesson in the five pillars.
6. 99 Names of Allah Tree
I have always struggled with the 99 names of Allah ever since Madressa days so I love the idea of making it into a tree. You can be as creative as you like with this: ordering a tree decal online, building a 3d model – get those creative juices pumping!
7. Cactus Gratitude Garden
This pretty printable cactus garden helps your children to recognise gratitude in their day to day life and how to show that they are thankful.
8. Arabic Alphabet Bingo Cards
A fun way to have your children remember the Arabic letters with pronunciations.
*Link to activity: https://tidd.ly/3qtROIV
9. Allah Helps Me Grow
Are the kids missing their grandmother? Send her this lovely handcrafted framed gift that she will surely cherish. In doing so, you will be able to teach your children about appreciating Allah and what He does for you.
Link to activity: http://acraftyarab.com/2016/08/allah-helps-me-grow-handprint-tutorial/
10. Prayer Mat Printable
Keep the kids occupied whilst you make dinner with this fun prayer mat colouring printable!
11. Charity Jars
A beautiful craft that teaches the children about the act of giving to those who are in need, plus it doubles up as a pretty Ramadan lantern too. Any jars can be used for this activity, even the jam jar that you just finished using.
Link to activity: http://littlelifeofmine.com/decoupage-jar/
12. Allah Calligraphy Craft
Not just for colouring, but allows the kids to experiment with sequins, buttons, and pipe straws too.
Link to activity: https://islamhashtag.com/99-names-of-allah-colouring-sheets-for-kids/
13. 3D Mosque Model
A simple task but one that can be used to teach children about 2-d and 3-d shapes.
Link to activity: http://www.zaufishan.co.uk/2012/08/mosque-model-template.html
14. Wudu Activity Book for Kids
Even though your kids may not be old enough yet to understand the concept of wudu and namaz, this small activity book will help instill the love for prayer into your child.
15. Islamic Printables
Ummi and Kids produce the most aesthetically pleasing printables that are just waiting to be coloured in and contain an abundance of Islamic etiquette. Examples of some printables that can be downloaded are the manners of eating, ramadan trackers, the alphabet, and more.
Link to activity: https://ummiandkids.com/library-login/
16. Sadaqah Box
A good way to incorporate a hands-on activity when teaching the kids about sadaqah and charity. The children can build a mosque of their dreams (depending on how many empty tissue boxes you have!) to then keep in their rooms to collect sadaqah.
17. Stories of Prophets Crafts
Although reading stories about our Prophets is a learning activity in itself, adding a craft to complement it helps to cement the story in your child. Islamic Art For Kids have made a collection of crafts for a few of our Prophets to help inspire you!
18. Daily Salat Prayer Chart
A snazzy craft for older kids who have started or are learning to pray. This snazzy craft will remind them of how many rakaats in each namaz plus the timings too!
19. Positions of Salat Printable Activity
Another great learning activity, especially for children who have started to or are learning to pray. This printable requires very little assembly and is a great learning tool to teach the young ones.
*Link to activity: https://tidd.ly/38OTeb4
And there you have it, 19 Islamic art crafts, activities, and printables for kids!
Which crafts have you tried before?
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