10 Ways Children Can Have Fun Learning About Hajj

It’s that special time of the year where Muslims embark on a once in a lifetime journey. Get ready to keep the Hajj spirit alive in the blessed days of Dhul Hijjah.  Here are 10 fun ways to help make learning easy:

1. Get Crafting

Why not create a storyboard/diorama to get the children visualising steps to complete Hajj. This is an awesome setup by Rawdah til Ilm which I absolutely love!

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2. Hajj Treasure Hunt

Treasure Hunts are my all time favourites! Get the kids thinking and searching while you relax with a cuppa! Great for children 5+. Download your DIY Treasure Hunt here.

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3. Adopt a Hajj/Hajji for a Day

Know someone in the family who’s been to Hajj? Why not get your children to ‘adopt’ them for a day and ask them whatever’s on their big minds. Better yet, let the Hajj or Hajji tell their experience of Hajj 🙂

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4. Hajj Activities

Get the little kids to learn about Hajj while developing their fine motor skills in this very cool FREE Hajj Activity Pack by Ilma Education.

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5. Read books

Going to Mecca is a great picture book from Na’ima B Robert. “Come with the pilgrims as they set out on a journey, a journey of patience to the city of Mecca.”  Beautifully described and illustrated for younger children. 

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6. Journey to Mecca

One of my favourite documentaries. Get the popcorn ready ’cause I sense a movie night happening real soon!! Join Ibn Battuta, a 21-year-old law student, on his Journey to Mecca. Purchase through Amazon.

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7. Role Playing

Get the children involved in role playing so they can experience things for themselves. Here’s a great example from Confessions of a Muslim Mommaholic.

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8. Memorise the Talbiya Together

Perfect while conducting the role play mentioned above or even while making some crafts!

“Labbaik Allah humma labbaik
Labbaik la sharika laka labbaik
Innal hamda
Wan-ni’mata
Laka walmulk
Laa sharika lak.”

Meaning:
“O my Lord, here I am at Your service, here I am.
There is no partner with You,
here I am.
Truly the praise
and the provisions are Yours,
and so is the dominion and sovereignty.
There is no partner with You.”

 

Here’s another fun way by Jameela Ho :

We sang to the tune of ‘Wheels on the Bus’ this song:
The people on the bus say, ‘Labayk Allah, Labayk Allah, Labayk Allah.”
The people on the bus say, ‘Labayk Allah.”

On their way to hajj.
(Then in a deep voice for Labayk Allah)
The daddies on the bus say, ‘Labayk Allah, Labayk Allah, Labayk Allah.”

The daddies on the bus say, ‘Labayk Allah.”

On their way to hajj.
(In a soft voice for Labayk Allah)
The mummies on the bus say, ‘Labayk Allah, Labayk Allah, Labayk Allah.”

The mummies on the bus say, ‘Labayk Allah.”

On their way to hajj.

9. Get Baking

How adorable are these Teddy Bear Hujjaj by Modest Munchies?  Time to get busy and messy in the kitchen!

Side note: Get imaginative and even tell a story with these Hujjaj once they’re baked.

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10. Colouring

Here is a very simple colouring pack by Ilma Education focusing on the transportation that people use to go on Hajj.

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Really hope you enjoy these activities! Please let us know on Facebook and Instagram which ones you’ve tried and how it benefited your children 🙂

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Zayneb is a designer + crafter + adventurer. She holds a Bachelor of Nursing degree and currently runs her creative business from home (www.zedandq.com). She is the author of 'Craft it up this Ramadan and Eid' and also writes crafts for Little Explorers Magazine. When she's away from her studio, you can find her exploring Australia's beautiful scenery. She loves spending time with her family including her 8 nieces and nephews. Zayneb is currently experiencing new life as a mum!
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