Alhamdulillah the most blessed days are upon us. May Allah accept the Hajj of the hujjaj and make it mabroor inshaAllah, ameen.
We are learning about Hajj this week. Alhamdulillah so much available on the internet to use and get the inspiration and ideas from, thanks to the technological advances. MashaAllah Muslim Ummi Bloggers input is amazing and may Allah reward them and their families with all the goodness for their hard work, ameen!
We started with a Hajj mobile, we copied the idea from HERE. May Allah swt reward the sister Umm Sayang and the team at Smart Ark. The coloring pages are taken from Smart Ark, Yusuf colored the pictures (I helped him a little too with few of them), we added extra pictures of air plane and sheep to our Hajj mobile. We used cardboard, hole punch, few pipe cleaners and stapler to make the mobile. Yusuf was really interested in knowing more about the Hajj rituals, was asking questions, so I thought we should not stop here, but continue learning as he is eager to learn more. He likes when we do craft work, he always comes up to me and says Mom I love you, when you do crafts with me. (smile)
The next thing we did was Hajj Bulletin Board, we got all of our materials from IBB. May Allah reward sister at talibiddeenjr and sister Umm AbdulBasir for all their work, ameen.
I explained more about the Hajj rituals using the map and Hajj day by day cards. To help him understand a little more, I thought of making a Hajj rituals display on the little table. We started off by making mini paper tents.
Our Mina tents:
They were supposed to be white in color, I only had yellow construction paper at hand, hence they are yellow looking. I went ahead with yellow, just to give him an idea of how tents may look like.
We made palm trees using construction and crepe papers, have a look HERE for step by step pictures on making a palm tree. Our Mount Arafah model is not yet finished, but I took a photo of it anyway. I need to add more layers of construction paper to make it look more mountain like.
Finished mount Arafah:
We also looked through few Hajj related books, the one I liked was "Hajj and Umrah from A to Z" by Mamdouh N. Mohamed, it is uploaded at http://www.kalamullah.com.
We will inshaAllah be doing Hajj theme activity packs designed by sister Umm An-Numan. We also looked through mini books made by Umm Sara, may Allah swt reward the sisters with Jannah, ameen.