Asalamu Alaykum mamas,
How are you all? I hope you’re having a super-duper productive day juggling this thing called life! Today I would like to share another lapbook we recently worked our way through which covered basic principals of salaah.
This super resource can be found at Imans Homeschool. Several of the files were compiled by Imans Homeschool, and some she had taken from Talibidden Jnr and some from Umm Abdul Basir’s blog; both blogs are equally as fantastic mashaAllah.
I started off by reminding the kids about the importance of salah before getting into the technicalities of how and when to pray. I personally feel if a child has a strong motivation to please Allah their willingness to learn the how and when naturally becomes strengthened. We want our children to grow up with this deep-rooted connection with Allah Azzawajal from a young age and there is nothing better to establish that through salah itself, wherein sujood we are the closest to Him.
Back to the lapbook then we went through the names and timings of each salaah, as well the number of rak’aah followed by whether the salah should be recited loudly or quietly. We also covered the positions and how we pray salah; this sequencing activity we glued onto the back.
Kids did thoroughly enjoy learning more about salaah since it’s something we do every day without fail so understanding its importance made them eager to then go onto pray the next one, now equipped with a whole load more questions such as ‘this is read quietly isn’t it mum?” or “this is three rak’aah right?”.
Alhamdulillah, a great activity which we put into practice straight away! Would love to hear how you have taught your kiddos about how to pray, it’s definitely not something that once it’s taught should be left but rather elaborated on for life so all your suggestions are welcome!