I had planned and prepared for activities around the hajj theme during last year’s Zulhijjah month. However, I did not actually do many of the things I had hoped to do. Allah is the best of planners.
Alhamdulillah, we still did a few activities. This is one that centered around the Kaabah.
The templates for the mini kaabah craft was from Jannah Steps. I printed several copies so that we could paste the upper border around the box. We used a cereal box for this craft.
We read books about the story of Ibraheem (AS) and Ismail (AS) building the Kaabah. We also looked up of some images of the Kiswah covering on the internet.
I made up this ryhme for the boys as we put on towel ihraams and did our mock hajj.
We made puppets of our entire family in ihraam using templates from Jannah Steps. I printed a reduced size of the puppets for the three boys. Our puppets we glued onto toilet paper rolls.
It was hard to stop the children from just coloring the puppet’s ihraam. I took the opportunity to explain about ihraam to them. We also spoke about the difference in the male and female ihraam.
Alhamdulillah, our miniature Kaabah and family of hujjaj was displayed on our mantle.
Check out Jannah Steps for more hajj themed activities and templates Insha-Allah.