Monday, November 15, 2010

Dhul Hijjah Activities


The wonderful month of Dhul Hijjah is here and the choice of activities is abundant. I try to work on different aspects of Hajj every year besides the regular review. This year we will  be doing copywork of Ahadith highlighting the importance of Dhul Hijjah. I will be uploading all related printables so do check them out. Inshallah! We will be working on these over the whole month Inshallah.

I have divided the worksheets below in age categories but you can surely use them according to your child's level Inshallah.
For ages 7 and up

 Little Explorers magazine had some great ideas and activities to make Hajj maps etc...Here's what my ULAIN'S came up with. (.ULIAN'S stands for Umamah Learning Academyian's :) )


The basic idea was to have them make an old looking/maps.  . Teaching them two different techniques one with ripped edges, the other with burnt edges.

Step 1: Kids made their rough drafts on a plain paper

Step 2: Redrew the f inal map onto water colour papaer showing all the relevant locations. Lil Muallim # 2 tore off the edges of his paper randomly to give a parchment look. 

Step 3: Stained the paper with regular tea (just made strong) after acouple of coats of tea the paper was left to dry out (all night tonight)

Step 4: They colored / inked their maps as they wanted to. 

Step: 5: Final aging using 2 different techniques.

Lil Muallim # 1 burnt the edges if his map (with Ummi handling teh burning paper Ofcourse!) Then brushed regular cooking oil onto the paper and let it soak. Finally, blot it dry, folded it and then pressed it under something heavy. It finally turned out to have real old leather parchment look. Subhanallah :)

 Lil Muallim # ripped the edges going inwards to give it a brittle look, rubbed powdered cinnamon on the rough edges to give it an aged paper look. Finally rolled it up like a scroll and very proudly played follow the Hajj map game with Lil Muallimah 3 :) Mashallah!


 Found the last 2 aging techniques @ DLTK improving our maps even more. You can also find simpler versions for younger kids there. (scroll down for idaes sent by ither people)

Little Explorers Magazine

We subscribed to a new Muslim Kids Magazine from UK: Little Explorers... a wonderful attempt Mashallah! I especially love it's glossy colorful pages with Islamic drawings..... no faces Mashallah. I have found the magazine to be fun and useful for all my kids, oldest to youngest Alhumdolillah! Click on the picture... they have an awesome deal till the day of Eid 15% off.

What Islam is All About 
by Yahaya Emerick

An excellent reference book with Questions and Answers 


My book of Hajj and Eid ul Adha and My Activity Book of Hajj and Eid ul Adha from Flowers of Islam..... wonderful books Mashallah... May Allah reward my dear friend who gave them to my kids Alhumdolillah!

Bulletin Board Resources

Didn't work on a Hajj bulletin board but loved the ideas on the Islamic Bulletin Board blog. Simply LOVE the map Mashallah.

1 comment:

Talibiddeen Jr. said...

As salaamu alaykum,

Will have to try your aging techniques, in sha Allah. My kids love to do that. We soak the paper in tea, lol, something I remember doing for a project back in elementary school.


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