Hajj Countdown: 10 Hajj Activities for Kids (2 of 10)

Hajj Countdown : 10 Days of Kids Activities
So, you wish you can make hajj-You watch one of your friends and families preparing their visas, and packing their suitcase. When you hug and shake the Hajjis good bye, your heart feels that slight pang of sadness that some how you didn’t get to be invited  to the best renown world conference ever. As you pull out from the airport and you look at your children sitting in the back seat talking excitedly about the airport scene, you wonder, “Is there anything I can do before the Eidul-Adha to  remind them about Hajj?”
Use this 10 days of Zil Hijjah  to have teachable moments with your child. It can be 10 minutes short activity or extend it to an evening past time.
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Passport to Hajj
Have your child look at his/her own passport. Talk about each page and what it might be used for. Talk about how this books is international document that confirm your identity and citizenship
If you use a passport to visit other countries, it may have some national stamps and seals to show where you are going or have been.
Extension Activities: Print and use the passport template(download).Look at passports from various countries. Find out how people get passports in your country.

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So, you wish you can make hajj- You watch one of your friends or family preparing their visas, and packing their suitcase. When you hug and shake the Hajjis good bye, your heart feels that slight pang of sadness that some how you didn’t get to be invited  to the best renown world conference ever. As you pull out from the airport and you look at your children sitting in the back seat talking excitedly about the airport scene, you wonder, “Is there anything I can do before Eid ul Adha to  remind them about Hajj?”

Use these 10 days of Dhul Hijjah  to have teachable moments with your child. It can be a short 10 minutes activity or extend it to an evening past time.

ACTIVITY #1: CREATING YOUR VERY OWN HAJJ PASSPORT

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Have your child look at his/her own passport. Talk about each page and what it might be used for. Talk about how this book is an international document that confirms your identity and citizenship.

If you use a passport to visit other countries, it may have some national stamps and seals to show where you are going or have been.

Extension Activities: Print and use the passport template Hajj Passport Template- DOWNLOAD HERE (I used a rounded edge corner cutter to make my passport). Look at passports from various countries. Find out how people get passports in your country.

ACTIVITY #2: PACK YOUR SUITCASE- WE’RE GOING FOR HAJJ!

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Although we didn’t get to make Hajj this year, we can always use our imagination and pretend to take this wonderful journey from the comfort of our own home or classroom! Talk to your children about what some things you would need to take with you if you were to make a journey. Now discuss what you would pack in your suitcase and what would be considered Hajj essentials. Download the worksheet activity Lets Pack For Hajj- DOWNLOAD HERE . Cut and paste each important item in the bag. Ask the children why they feel each item is essential for their journey. 


Hajj Countdown Links for the rest of the activities:

http://blog.jannahsteps.com/2009/11/hajj-countdown-10-hajj-activities-for-kids-4-of-10/

http://blog.jannahsteps.com/2009/11/hajj-countdown-10-hajj-activities-for-kids-6-of-10/

http://blog.jannahsteps.com/2009/11/hajj-countdown-10-hajj-activities-for-kids-8-of-10/

http://blog.jannahsteps.com/2009/11/hajj-countdown-10-hajj-activities-for-kids-10-of-10/

 

 

 

 

 

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11 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    sajida said,

    November 19, 2009 @ 7:02 pm

    such lovely ideas … we’d love to take a trip …. esspecially if it costs nothing!

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    Shiffa Begum said,

    January 23, 2011 @ 12:22 pm

    really great cisual and kinestetic learning idea. Well done and Thank you!
    you can even add some incorrect items on the worksheet to get the pupils to identify the correct things to take on hajj.
    can be used as an assessment activity too.

    They can achieve level three if they can provide reasons for their decisions….

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    Umm Sayang said,

    June 29, 2011 @ 11:53 pm

    Assalamualaikum.
    Stumbled upon your site doing a google search. Last year I made a version of Haj passport for my children. But masha-Allah your template is absolutely beautiful. will have to print yours for this year insha-Allah.

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    blogadmin said,

    July 28, 2011 @ 2:44 pm

    Jzk! We love hearing that….It was so much fun making them. We even had a few schools use them in NY, and we got them real passport pictures in class to use which the kids really enjoyed.

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    blogadmin said,

    July 28, 2011 @ 2:57 pm

    Great idea, thank you so much for suggesting it! We will give it a shot in the future Inshallah. :)

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    amena said,

    September 28, 2011 @ 1:39 pm

    thank you so so so so much for an awesome web site. its my first year teaching and your web site helps alot.

    may Allah give you the highest level of Jenna

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    Jamy said,

    October 30, 2011 @ 10:23 pm

    Assalaamu alaikum Sisters,

    JazakumAllahu khairan for sharing your wonderful work! I’m excited to print all the Hajj activities out for my kids! :)

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    fawzah said,

    October 17, 2012 @ 6:55 am

    Lovely activities, masha Allah. can’t wait get busy with the kids!

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