Fun Islamic Activities For Kids: Can you bring your little child to sit down for longer than a few minutes to study or learn? Most parents will say “No”; as it’s extremely difficult and extremely exhausting for us parents to do this. Yet, that isn’t a big problem; because our kids learn in another way, that is as creative as their little blossoming minds.
Little kids learn through having fun, and information gets carved in their minds best when they are absorbing it through tactile experiences, instead of forcing them to act like adults and lose the childish element that fights back the rigidity of life.
Due to our belief at Sahlah Academy that all kids ought to learn through playing, we decided to give you a gift of a list of fun Islamic activities that teach your kid how to become a good and active Muslim.
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Ideas Of Fun Islamic Activities For Kids:
There are many ideas of Fun Islamic activities for kids that keep them entertained and at the same time teach them more about Islam and install in their hearts all the Islamic principles. Engaging children in fun and educational Islamic activities is a great way to instill a love for their faith while making learning enjoyable.
Remember to tailor the activities to the age group of the children and make adjustments based on their interests and abilities. The goal is to create a positive and enjoyable environment where they can learn more about Islam in a fun and interactive way.
1. Building a Masjid:
Build a Masjid with your kid of simple materials: cardboard or Lego pieces, and let them decorate it as they wish. Help your child choose the design of their Masjid; it can be similar to the Masjid your family goes to, the Masjid of the prophet (PBUH), Al-Masjid Al-Aqsa, or the Kaaba.
While building the Masjid, talk to your kid about the importance of Masjids, the significance of a Masjid such as the Masjid of the prophet, and what acts of worship one can do in the Masjid.
Since it’s a fun activity, your child will most probably like to do it again, which means you will have several chances to discuss Masjids and prayer with them.
2. Making a prayer rug:
Making a prayer rug with your kid is one of the best fun summer Islamic activities you can carry out with your child. Make it as fun as possible, and provide them with all the material needed to decorate it.
While doing this activity, speak to them about the significance and essence of performing prayers, and teach them theoretically and practically how to perform it.
This activity will encourage the little ones to pray more regularly from a young age, and will turn praying from being only an act of worship to being also an act of relieving oneself of all the distress of the world.
3. Reading Islamic stories:
Reading Islamic stories with your child is one of the amazing fun Islamic activities you can do before going to bed.
Allowing your kid to choose their favorite books will make them excited to read the book with you, and at the same time, you should guide this process to ensure they get suitable books only.
This activity is very beneficial for your kid; as it will stimulate their imagination, help build a close relationship of safety and trust between you and your child, and will smoothly introduce your child to Islamic history.
4. Singing Nasheed:
Teaching your kids to sing Nasheed and singing Nasheed with them is another Islamic activity that you and your children will enjoy greatly, and through which you can teach them many things.
Nasheeds are an easy way to memorize things that are usually difficult to memorize; be it some rules of an act of worship, or some Islamic text that explains something to your kid.
Instead of forcing them to struggle with studying it in the usual serious way, turn that difficult lesson into a Nasheed that they enjoy singing.
5. Making Islamic journal:
Making an Islamic journal, in which your child specifies what Islamic activities to carry out during summer is one of the most effective Islamic activities for students to organize their time, note down all their favorite moments, and not miss out on any Islamic activity.
Your kid can craft the journal itself, and decorate its cover and pages for extra fun, then in an artistic fun way, let them fill it with their memories, feelings, and plans.
6. Islamic card games:
Islamic card games can be double the fun of any other game; as it’s not only fun to play it, but also is fun to craft with your kid.
While crafting the cards, you can explain an Islamic lesson to your kid, and then use the game as a fun revision of that lesson; a revision they would go back to more often on their own.
With Islamic card games, you can teach them the pillars of Islam, the Pillars of Iman, days of mandatory and optional fasting, days in which fasting is forbidden, and the number of Rakaat in prayers…etc.
7. The charity jar:
The charity jar is a wonderful activity that will teach your kid skills many virtuous principles; such as selflessness, kindness, sympathy towards others, and self-discipline, and most importantly will teach them the real value and status of money.
Make sure to use a jar made of any material other than glass; so that your child doesn’t get hurt if they drop it, then allow your kid to decorate the jar to their heart’s content. Giving the jar a special name can also be very fun, and exciting for your kid.
Ask your kid to start saving in the jar, and when they save a certain amount of money, guide them through spending it on people in need. In this activity, encouragement is very important; so, make sure to always praise your child for saving in the charity jar.
Role-playing is such a fun game that most kids enjoy so much, and adapting it to the Islamic culture is definitely going to be an extremely fun activity for your kids.
Your kids can act on the Islamic stories they learn about in a role-play mode, or imagine themselves performing a pilgrimage in Mecca…etc.
9. Islamic Arts and Crafts:
Calligraphy Creations: Introduce children to the art of Arabic calligraphy. Provide them with materials to create their own calligraphic designs or write their names in Arabic script.
Mosque Model Building: Encourage kids to build models of mosques using craft materials like cardboard, paper, and paint. This activity helps them understand the architecture of mosques and their significance.
10. Islamic Storytelling Sessions:
Storytelling Circle: Create a storytelling circle where children can listen to Islamic stories from the Quran or hadith. Use props, visuals, or even act out parts of the stories to make them more engaging.
Storybook Creation: Have children write and illustrate their own Islamic storybooks. This activity allows them to use their creativity while reinforcing important moral and religious lessons.
11. Quranic Learning Games:
Quranic Puzzles: Design puzzles with images related to Quranic stories. As children assemble the puzzle, discuss the significance of each image and its connection to the Quranic narrative.
12. Islamic Board Games:
Islamic Trivia: Develop a trivia game with questions related to Islamic history, prophets, and general knowledge. Children can play individually or in teams, making learning a collaborative and enjoyable experience.
Journey to Hajj Board Game: Create a board game that simulates the journey of Hajj. Children can navigate through different stages, learning about the rituals and significance of the pilgrimage.
13. Arabic Language Learning Through Play:
Arabic Alphabet Bingo: Play a bingo game where children match Arabic letters with their corresponding sounds. This activity helps reinforce the recognition and pronunciation of Arabic letters.
Arabic Flashcard Relay: Create a relay race using Arabic flashcards. Children must pick up a card, read the Arabic word or letter, and pass it to the next teammate. This adds a physical element to language learning.
14. Islamic Puzzle Time:
Prophet Puzzles: Create puzzles featuring images of different prophets and messengers. As children solve the puzzles, discuss the stories and lessons associated with each prophet.
15. Islamic Scavenger Hunt:
Quranic Treasure Hunt: Organize a scavenger hunt where clues lead children to different verses from the Quran. At each location, discuss the meaning and significance of the chosen verse.
16. Islamic Coloring and Activity Books:
Coloring Contests: Provide coloring sheets with Islamic themes such as mosques, Islamic patterns, or scenes from Quranic stories. Organize coloring contests and showcase the artwork to celebrate creativity.
17. Islamic Song and Rhyme Sessions:
Islamic Nasheed Karaoke: Introduce children to Islamic nasheeds (religious songs) that are free from prohibited elements. Have a karaoke session where they can sing along to these melodious and meaningful tunes.
18. Islamic Science Experiments:
Allah’s Creations: Explore the wonders of Allah’s creations through simple science experiments. For example, study the anatomy of a leaf, the water cycle, or the phases of the moon while discussing the Quranic verses related to these phenomena.
19. Islamic Dress-Up and Role Play:
Dress as Prophets and Companions: Arrange a dress-up day where children can dress as their favorite prophets or companions. Encourage role play and storytelling, allowing them to embody the characters from Islamic history.
20. Islamic Cooking Class:
Halal Snack Creations: Organize a cooking class where children can prepare simple halal snacks. Use this opportunity to discuss the importance of halal food and share stories about the Prophet Muhammad’s (peace be upon him) eating habits.
21. Islamic Storytime Podcasts:
Create a Podcast: Encourage older children to create their own Islamic storytime podcasts. They can narrate stories, share reflections, and even interview community members about their experiences and knowledge.
22. Islamic Astronomy Night:
Stargazing and Constellations: Combine science and Islamic knowledge by organizing a night of stargazing. Discuss the significance of stars in the Quran and share stories about celestial phenomena from Islamic history.
23. Islamic Drama and Skits:
Quranic Skit Performances: Divide children into groups and assign each group a Quranic story. Have them create short skits or dramas based on the stories, emphasizing key lessons and morals.
Games and fun activities are how our children best receive knowledge about the world; so instead of trapping them into an adult-like educational system, live up to their unlimited imagination, and fun spirit.
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