Hajj Activities

Hajj Activities

Yaseen (4.3 years) and Yusuf (2 years) are both kinaesthetic learners.  I created simple Hajj activities for them based on what they enjoy. If you ever feel overwhelmed, just keep it simple. Stick to what you have at home while following your child's interest!

I'm hoping both these activities and our Hajj issues of Little Explores Magazine will enrich their learning experience while developing their skills. I also hope this list gives you ideas to help you're child understand the 5th pillar of our Deen.

 

Activity 1: Story Stones

For All Ages

Hajj story stones are an interactive way to teach your children about this sacred journey.  Both Yaseen and Yusuf love story telling - so this is perfect!

 

What You Need:

  • Clean Stones
  • Acrylic Paint
  • PVA Glue or Modge Podge
  • Brushes
  • Pencil

 

How To Make:

Washing the rocks before hand is a great fine motor activity!

  1. Begin by drawing  the main rituals of Hajj on each rock. I drew: Ka'bah, Sheep, Pilgrims, Tents, Jamarah, Mount Safa, Marwah and Arafat, Zamzam, and the word Dhul Hijjah. 
  2. Paint and allow to dry overnight.
  3. Seal with 2 layers of glue (allow to dry completely before reapplying).

I also printed off labels for Yaseen to match up and learn new vocabulary. I plan to play games like   'I spy' or 'what am I?' with these stones based on what he understands so far. 







Activity 2: Creative Ka'bah

From 2 years+

My children love cutting and gluing. This was an activity which kept them busy for a while. This Montessori 3 Part Card is from Salam Montessori.



What You Need:

  • A4 Paper
  • Cardstock paper shapes
  • Leaves
  • Glue
  • Pencil

 

How To Make:

  1. Draw the Ka'bah on paper. Get your child (or yourself) to cut the cardstock into little squares. For younger children, it's best to cut bigger pieces as it makes it easier for them to glue. 
  2. Glue the squares/leaves down.  
  3. Once completely dry, cut out the Ka'bah.

This activity is great to develop fine motor skills. Don't limit your imagination. Get creative. Use sticks, pebbles on cardboard, bark, strips of paper, flowers etc.  













 

Activity 3: Hajj Puzzle

For 2 years+

This multilayered puzzle is a great tool to learn visual discrimination, new vocabulary and Hajj Rituals. View the craft tutorial HERE




Activity 4: Threading

For 1.5 years+

This is one of my favourite go to activities for my toddler. I made a bunch of these when Yaseen was younger. Now Yusuf is using them. If I was to do this again I would use cardboard instead of laminated paper.  Another great activity to develop fine motor skills!

 

What You Need:

  • Paper/cardboard
  • Straws
  • Glue

 

How To Make:

  1. Draw a basic Ka'bah (depending on the age of your child).
  2. Cut straws then glue along the boarders. 
  3. Invite your child to start threading.



       

       

      Activity 5: Hajj Treasure Hunt

      For 4 years+

      I created a backyard Treasure Hunt for a Hajj Party I hosted years ago. Visit our blog post HERE to download your clues. 

       

       

       

      Activity 6: Pin the Tail

      For 2.5 years+

      Another activity I created for the Hajj Party. All you need to do is print, and watch the kids have hours of fun! Read our blog post and download HERE.



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