COMING SOON: Animals in the Qur’an Lapbook


I’ve always wanted to make a lapbook on the animals mentioned in the Qur’an and my two younger girls, Amina, age 5 and Basma, age 4 are very enthusiastic about animals at the moment so I thought this would be a nice little project for them.
I’ve designed it to try to combine as many subject areas as possible into one. This includes English and Arabic reading and writing practise, biology, geography, maths and Islamic studies.

This lapbook is a working progress, by that I mean I’m making the worksheets as we go so it will a while before I upload the templates file for downloading since we have 25 animals to get through and we are focusing on one animal every other day or so (not easy finding time to make the printables with a nocturnal 10 month old! Alhamdulillah).

The lapbooks are made by simply taping together sheets of A3 coloured card and working on the front and back of each sheet, one page per animal.

To add some extra entertainment to this project I also purchased some Qur’an Animals snap cards from Sunnah Bookstore. These cards are really cute. They read in Arabic, English and Arabic Transliteration. They can be used to play memory games or card games like ‘snap’.


The first page focuses on the ayah from the Qur’an, number 24:45 putting the creation into various categories according to how they move. You may wonder why I included humans in these categories. I am not demoting humans to animals, as the evolutionists do, but rather this refers to the original Arabic which states “kulla dabbatin” meaning “every creature” which the ulema (scholars) have explained to meaning every living creature which also includes humans since humans are of the creation that move about on two legs.




As for the 26 animals mentioned in the Qur’an, we are working through them in alphabetical order starting with the ant.



And then the Bee …



And then the camel …



Please check back soon for more details insha’Allah

12 comments on “COMING SOON: Animals in the Qur’an Lapbook

  1. MashaAllah thats’s just wonderful…..i am new to homeschooling….lets say still thinking over it…can you give me any ideas on how to start lapbooking with a 2.8 yr old?

    • Asalamu alaykum Sara,

      I would suggest at that age to start something which we call “Totbooks”. They are miniature lapbooks for little ones, that help teach numbers, colours, shapes, size etc. You can have a look at some examples under my totbooks section in the categories search engine.

      I would say, focus on a theme that your child is interested in and work around that to teach numbers, letters, shapes, colours and so on.

  2. Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wa barakatu sister,
    My boys and I (4 and 6 y.o.) are doing a science program which includes learning about animals. It would be great to learn about those Allah swt talks about in the Quran. Is it possible to get your downloads for this lapbook?
    Jazak Allahu Khaira

  3. please please upload these files , these look brilliant mashallah !!!

    • Insha’Allah soon … it’s not ready just yet.

      • jazakalalhu khiaran , you will be doing a great favour ( not to mention save time/money) for us , may allah reward you , Ameen🙂 i also wanted to ask , what kind of curriculum /books do you follow ? my son has SPD and has jsut started mainstream school , but i’m just nt happy with what he is taught …how can we go about knowing what to teach grade 1 and grade 2 children ? his handwriting his horrible , but ont he flipside , his reading is amazing so is his spelling , mashallah . Kindly respond. Assalamualiakum.

  4. Salaams sister, you really are an inspiration mashaAllah. Is there any way to get access to the Camel in the Quran section?

    • WAlaykum salam wa rahamtullahi wa barakatu Sister,

      Insha’Allah tomorrow I will publish the files that I have prepared so far and you can download them. Check back soon insha’Allah

  5. assalamualikum sis , i would like to know how to download the ‘ant’ file as i can see you have used addition facts in them…i would like to currently do that with my child..is there anyway i can find it on your blog?

    • Walaykum salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu Sister Fouzia. I haven’t published the files for this yet as it’s not complete, but I am considering releasing the files in sets for those who make a start. I will post later Insha’Allah so that you can download.

    • Walaykum salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu Sister.

      I have just made the files available for the first part of this lapbook which covers 5 animals: Ant, Bee, Camel, Cow and Crow. You can download it direct from the Qur’an Lapbooks Section or from the Free Lapbooks Menu. Barak’Allahu feeki

  6. Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wa barakatu sister, pls make the rest of the animals.
    My son and I have done the first 10.
    May Allah reward you for all your hard work.

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